Africa Health

FILE - A Masai girl holds protest sign during an anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) run in Kilgoris, Kenya.

UN Launches Global Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

Report estimates 125 million girls and women have been cut in 29 countries in Africa, Middle East More

Phumeza Tisile, cured XDR-TB patient, South Africa. Credit: MSF

MDR-TB May Succumb to Shorter Treatment

Two new studies show a nine month regimen may be successful More

In this undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one form of CRE bacteria,  sometimes called “nightmare bacteria.” CRE bacteria is blamed for 600 deaths each year, and can withstand treatment from virtually every type of antibiotic. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Does Ebola Reveal WHO Shortfalls?

Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response says new agency needed for infectious diseases More

Cuban doctors, who will travel to Liberia and Guinea, wait for the start of a press event in Havana, Oct. 21, 2014.

Guinea Welcomes Cuban Doctors in Ebola Fight

Arrival comes as Guinea is experiencing a new surge in Ebola cases, after briefly starting to get virus under control back in August More

Health workers walk toward an area used for Ebola quarantine after they worked with Fanta Kone, 2, who died of the disease Friday at an Ebola virus center in Kayes, Mali.

US Doctor: Ebola Quarantine May Deter Volunteers

US ambassador to UN visits three Ebola-stricken nations, saying she hopes to gain better understanding of what's needed so she can push other countries to offer more aid More

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WHO Ramps-up Ebola Vaccine Trials

One million doses could be available by end of 2015

ActionAid: Many Unknown Ebola Cases

In hard-hit Liberia, officials struggle to determine number of infections

Experts to Test if Survivors' Serum Can Help Ebola Patients

Scientists hopeful treatment with antibodies in blood of Ebola survivors can help infected patients fight off deadly disease; clinical trial begins next month in Guinea

Guinea President Calls on Retired Doctors to Help Fight Ebola

Alpha Conde says Guinea is at war with Ebola and during a time of war, no one retires; he asks retired health care workers to think of themselves as soldiers

WHO: Alarming Increase in Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Urgent action called for to stop multi-drug resistant tuberculosis as new estimates show 9 million people developed tuberculosis last year, and 1.5 million died

China Says 43 Suspected Ebola Carriers Cleared

Official at Liberian Embassy says Chinese authorities have not informed them of any suspected cases; Sierra Leone Embassy officials unavailable for comment