Africa Health

FILE - A couple leaves a free clinic that provides vision, dental and other health services in Wise, Virginia.

Study: Global Population Living Six Years Longer Than in 1990

Advance credited to falling death rates from cancer, heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and malaria More

FILE - People carry food aid from a British Navy helicopter after it made a food drop on Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone, Dec. 7, 2014.

Ebola Threatens Millions With Food Insecurity

FAO, WFP warn drastic action needed More

Children watch as a health worker sprays disinfectant outside a mosque in Bamako, Mali, Nov. 14, 2014.

Mali Ends Last Quarantines, Could Be Ebola-free Next Month

Country releases from quarantine last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, could be declared free of virus next month if no further cases are recorded More

FILE - A healthcare worker in protective gear sprays disinfectant around the house of a person suspected to have the Ebola virus in Port Loko Community, situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Oct. 21, 2014.

Questions Remain on Ebola Waste Disposal

Researchers say definitive answers still needed on how long the virus can live outside the body More

Health workers wearing Ebola protective gear remove the body of a man they suspect died from the Ebola virus, at a USAID, American aid Ebola treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014.

WHO: Building Resilient Health Systems in Ebola-Affected Countries Takes Time

Health ministers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone say network weaknesses led to outbreak; they also agree Ebola emphasis led to neglect of critical routine health needs More

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Anti-malaria Campaign Begins in Sierra Leone

MSF and Ministry of Health distributing drugs

Sierra Leone Overtakes Liberia in Number of Ebola Cases

Data published Monday by WHO shows Sierra Leone has recorded 7,798 cases of deadly virus, indicating that the disease now spreading fastest in that country

WHO: Malaria Deaths Drop Dramatically

World Malaria Report says there has been a dramatic fall in number of malaria deaths since 2000 and number of cases is also steadily going down

Ebola Spreading Faster in Sierra Leone

Data shows Ebola intensifying in Sierra Leone, even as it stabilizes or drops off in other West African countries

Study: HIV Mutations Weaken Virus

Research shows AIDS virus evolving over decades, becoming less virulent

Photogallery General Health Systems Damaged by Ebola in West Africa

Weakness in health systems in region results in rapid spread of deadly disease that in turn has damaging effect on overall services for other illnesses, prevention programs