Africa Health

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

Cuban medical team training in personal protective equipment (PPE) at an Ebola center being built in Waterloo, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Nov. 17, 2014. (Nina deVries/VOA)

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 More


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