Africa Health

An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtains a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters Nov. 23, 2015.

Scientists Create Mosquito Strain With Malaria-blocking Genes

Idea is that the genetically modified mosquitoes can breed with other members of their species in the wild, produce offspring that cannot spread the disease 

Residents of a West African village watch as members of a response team disinfect an area as they pick up suspected Ebola patients that had been quarantined, Sept. 30, 2014.

Experts: Changes Needed in Fight Against Disease Outbreaks

Sharply critical of response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa two years ago, international panel recommends new containment approaches 

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, Jan. 19, 2015.

Guinea Counts Down to End of Ebola

Countdown began Monday after Guinea discharged its last Ebola case, a three-week-old baby whose parents and four other family members died 

FILE - People walk past a billboard warning residents to stop the stigmatization of Ebola survivors, in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. On Nov. 7, WHO will declare the country is Ebola-free after going 42 days without any new infections.

Anticipation Grows as Sierra Leone Readies to be Declared Ebola-free

Carnivals are being planned throughout the country to celebrate the day, but also to remember the nearly 4,000 people who lost their lives to the virus 

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New WHO guidelines mean number of people in Kenya who need antiretroviral medication could at least double 

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UN Aims to Fight Zimbabwean Maternal, Infant Mortality Rates

Five-year, $680 million effort seeks to reduce the death rates, which are some of Africa's highest

Countries at Heart of Ebola Outbreak See 1st Virus-free Week

World Health Organization says there were no new cases during week of Oct. 4 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Thousands of Sudanese Children Unvaccinated Against Killer Diseases

UNICEF is imploring nation’s warring parties to give agreement for life-saving measles vaccination campaign

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It can absorb contaminants like copper, bacteria, viruses and pesticides, says Askwar Hilonga, who has been successfully trying out his product in Arusha