Africa Health

FILE - A man is sprayed with disinfectant after he celebrated the memory of a loved one who died due to the Ebola virus at a newly build grave yard for Ebola virus victims in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Liberians held a church service Wednesday

Ebola Returns to Liberia

Liberian health minister tells VOA teenager died June 24 and was given safe burial the next day More

FILE - The shadow of a pedestrian is cast over a banner for a HIV testing center in Gaborone, Botswana.

Study: 10th-grade Education Cuts HIV Risk

Risk of infection overall fell more than eight percentage points, from 25.5 percent to 17.4 percent, Botswana case study shows More

File - A doctor points to an x-ray showing a pair of lungs infected with tuberculosis in Ladbroke Grove in London, England.

Multi-Drug-Resistant TB Harder to Spread Among Close Contacts

Researchers discover that drug-resistant strains of TB have lower 'fitness' for spreading to relatives, close associates of those infected with it More

Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet; UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé; Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission; and Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, United Kingdom, June 25, 2015. They took part in launch of UNAIDS / Lancet Commission report. Credit: UNAIDS/RowanGeorgeFarrell

Report Urges Accelerated AIDS Fight

UNAIDS and Lancet Commission say next five years are crucial to ending epidemic More

Sign displaying the symptoms of Ebola. AGI says leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone made critical decisions in effort to end Ebola.  (Credit: AGI)

Leaders Praised For Ebola Response

Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative issues report on lessons learned in West Africa crisis More

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Liberia Watches Nervously as Ebola Spreads Near Border

As people continue to get sick in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, Liberians worry deadly disease could make a comeback

South Sudan Suffers New Cholera Outbreak

South Sudan's Minister of Health says outbreak began in crowded UN refugee camps in Juba, where tens of thousands of people have sought shelter from civil war

Guinea, Sierra Leone Still Have Ebola

Health officials continue to report cases in both countries, Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9

Video Obstacles to Ending Ebola Remain in West Africa

Public attitudes, poor public health facilities and even weather are factors making it harder to eradicate the disease

Questions Surround Nigeria Clean Cook Stove Program

Anti-corruption group 'Follow the Money' says Environment Ministry isn't answering questions about how money for program is being used, nor has it given out cook stoves

Cameroon Campaigns Against Sickle Cell

Cameroon raises awareness of disease, asks couples to carry out genotype test before getting married to avoid disease - genetic disorder primarily seen in people of African descent