Africa Health

Video Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa

Some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some studies More

A man washes his hands at a checkpoint in Sierra Leone, as the country enters the third and final day of a three-day countrywide lockdown to combat the Ebola virus in Freetown, March. 29,  2015.

Sierra Leone’s 3-Day Ebola Lockdown is Over

Residents were told to stay at home while volunteers went door to door educating people on Ebola prevention and encouraging sick people to seek treatment More

FILE - A health care worker, right, takes the temperatures of school children for signs of the Ebola virus before they enter their school in the city of Conakry, Guinea.

Report: Ebola Far Deadlier for Young Children

Joint study by WHO, Imperial College London finds lower infection rates in children, but babies, toddlers who get disease have far slimmer chance of survival More

A burial team wearing protective clothing, remove a body of a person suspected of having died of the Ebola virus, in Freetown September 28, 2014.

Unsafe Burials Perpetuate Ebola in Sierra Leone

It is believed that against all medical advice, some people in the nation continue to bury the dead themselves, bringing them into contact with the virus More

FILE - A doctor examines chest X-rays at a tuberculosis clinic in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa.

Medical Organizations Unite to Battle 'Multi-Drug' TB

New Tuberculosis treatments are being introduced to more than 2,600 patients in 16 countries who are diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis More

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WHO Denies It Delayed Declaration of Ebola Epidemic

AP report had said declaration was delayed for fear of hurting West African economies or interfering with the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca

Report: Conflict, Climate Affect Food Security

International Food Policy Research Institute calls on governments to reshape their food systems

Video Liberians Worry Ebola Could Return From Guinea, Sierra Leone

Country's Ebola infection rate has reached zero, prompting government to open borders with neighbors, who are still fighting disease

Study: Aggressive Malaria Approach Needed

Researchers say more funding needed for widespread and sustained control efforts

Researchers Warn of Ebola Fallout

Measles, other diseases, more likely to have wider spread

Report: Displacement Risk Soars

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center says at least 27 million a year displaced