Africa Health

President Barack Obama meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to discuss the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and Liberia's recovery from the deadly virus, in the White House Oval Office in Washington, Feb. 27, 2015.

Obama: 'Extraordinary Strides' Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Speaking ahead of White House meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president says deadly outbreak now under control, but fight not over More

Kids look on in the Republican Hospital for Infectious Diseases, which specializes in treating HIV-positive children in Ust-Izhora outside St. Petersburg, Russia, May 30, 2006.

Generic Form of Pediatric HIV Drug OK’d

Licensing agreement with pharmaceutical company allows for generic manufacture of Raltegravir More

Conversion of forests to agricultural use create starkly different habitats for small mammals that carry zoonotic disease such as plague, resulting in increased risk of plague transmission. (Photo Credit: Douglas McCauley)

Study: Rats Pose Plague Risk in Croplands

Conversion of natural lands into croplands in Tanzania accompanied by large increase in rodent population, rodents often infested with plague-carrying fleas More

FILE - A health care worker, right, takes the temperatures of schoolchildren for signs of the Ebola virus before they enter their school in Conakry, Guinea, Jan. 19, 2015.

Guinea Scrambles to Shut Down False Vaccination Rumor

Man is accused of spreading vaccine rumor, which has caused some parents to pull children from school, angry students to attack health workers More

Havana, Cuba

Aggressive HIV Found in Cuba

New virus variant goes from HIV to AIDS in three years More

More Health News

Video Kenya Looks for HIV-Safe Birth Control

Researchers find that women who use Depo Provera have higher levels of chemical suspected of making them prone to HIV infection

WHO Sees Progress in Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

WHO says FGM rates highest in Somalia, Guinea, Djibouti and Egypt

IMF Offers Ebola-related Financial Aid

Financial institution provides $330 million package, including debt relief

Study: African Women at Highest Risk for HIV Don’t Use Prevention Drugs

But risk of HIV infection is up to 92 percent lower for those who do

Study: $34 Smartphone Device Could Improve HIV Diagnosis

Researchers compare results with standard enzyme-linked ELISA testing and find results are nearly as accurate

Study: Access to Modern Contraception Could Avoid Unwanted Pregnancies

Researchers say greater access to modern methods, such as pills, implants, injectable contraceptives and IUD’s , could spur development and improve health