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In this April 13, 2014 photo provided by Kumamoto Prefecture, local government workers in white protective overalls line up to be  sprayed disinfectant in Taragicho, Kumamoto Prefecture, western Japan. The 112,000 chickens were ordered culled on Monday, April 14 after two chickens tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in the town. (AP Photo/Kumamoto Prefecture)

New Bird Flu Strain Reaches Europe

FAO, OIE urged increased surveillance and prevention methods More

FILE - Staff members of the Teaching Hospital receive a vaccination for yellow fever in El Geneina, West Darfur, Nov. 14, 2012.

New Yellow Fever Research May Lead to Improved Treatment

Researchers identify features of disease that may lead to more effective treatment More

Mothers receiving postnatal care at St Luke’s Hospital,in Lupane, about 600 kilometers southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov. 20, 2014. (Sebastian Mhofu/VOA)

Zimbabwe 'Waiting Homes' Aim to Improve Maternal Care

EU-funded effort aims to reduce country’s high maternal mortality rate, which UN says is about 614 deaths in every 100,000 pregnancies More

Health workers put on protective gear outside a mosque before disinfecting it, in Bamako, Mali, Nov. 14, 2014.

Doctor's Death Pushes Mali's Ebola Toll to Seven

Health authorities continue to monitor 338 people linked to country's other fatal cases More

Women wait outside the family clinic. Jhpiego, a non-profit health organization, has folded screening into HIV-related health services, Boane, Mozambique, Nov. 20, 2014. (Gillian Parker/VOA)

Mozambique Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccines for School Girls

Country is currently conducting trial that could prevent up to 80 percent of cervical cancer cases More

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Cuban Doctors Fight Ebola on Front Line in Sierra Leone

Cuban doctor working in Sierra Leone has contracted Ebola, is being flown to Geneva for treatment; doctor is one of 165 medical personnel Cuba sent to help fight epidemic

Video Low-Cost Incubator May Save More Babies

Premature babies could survive if placed in an incubator, where they would continue to develop in closed chamber and warm, controlled environment

WHO Pushes for Rapid, Safe Ebola Diagnostic Tests

New initiatives in West Africa reduce cost, time and expertise required for analysis

Mali on High Alert as New Ebola Cases Confirmed

Three people, all showing symptoms that should have led medical staff to suspect Ebola, all died at Pasteur Clinic, one of Bamako’s best hospitals

Video Study: Preterm Birth Complications Leading Cause of Death for Young Children

Interventions needed to save the lives of more than a million babies a year

Private Businesses Help Deliver Healthcare in Mozambique

African governments are increasingly looking to leverage funds from private companies to close deficit