In Guinea: Ebola Battle Nears Landmark

People walk past a billboard reading ‘Ebola must go’ in Monrovia.(Abbas Dulleh, AP) Conakry – A key moment in the battle against the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola will be reached on Tuesday when Guinea, the first of three west African states struck by the epidemic, is set to be...

Malawi Suspends 63 Civil Servants Over Stolen US Donor Funds Sent To Fight HIV/AIDS

(AFP) Prosecutors have in the past said one third of Malawi’s government revenue is lost through fraud. MALAWI has suspended 63 civil servants who allegedly stole millions of dollars of US funds sent for fighting HIV and AIDS, local media reported on Friday. Health Minister Peter Kumpalume told the Dail...

Prince Harry Honours Most Important Women In His Life

Johannesburg – Prince Harry has named the buildings of a new children’s center in Lesotho after the two most important women in his life – his mother and his nanny. Britain’s Press Association said Harry opened the Mamohato Children’s Centre on Thursday, along with Lesotho’s...

Simple Tech Has Stopped 660m Cases Of Malaria In Africa Since 2000

A new report from Oxford University describes that the overall rate of malaria infections in Africa has fallen by 50 percent since 2000. The researchers claim that’s largely the result of a very simple technology indeed: bed nets. The new study, published in Nature, combines a database of 30,000 malaria field...

How Can Sub-Saharan Africa Reduce Child Mortality?

Child mortality rates throughout the Motherland have plummeted since the turn of the century, falling below the 6 million mark for the first time since the World Health Organization (WHO) started collecting data, a new report shows. However, global health officials say there’s more to be done to meet long-term...

DR Congo Battles Measles Outbreak, But Africa Has Made Big Gains In Beating The Disease

Since 2000, deaths from measles in Africa have fallen sharply, by 92% from 395,000 to just 28,000 in 2008, according to latest WHO data. REPORTS from southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo indicate that a measles outbreak in the province of Katanga has killed at least 300 people and infected more than 20,000,...

Africa Is Within Reach Of Being Declared A Polio Free Region

More than 20 years after North and South America eliminated the threat of polio, sub-Saharan Africa is finally on the brink of being declared polio-free. Last month the region marked one year without a new polio case following the last case in Nigeria on 24 July 2014. If no new cases are reported for another three...

In West Africa: How Mobile Technology Helps Reduce Maternal Mortality During Childbirth

Maternal mortality rates in West Africa are among the highest in the world. One in every 30 Nigerian mothers die in childbirth compared with one in every 30,000 in Sweden. This is still much better than it used to be. In Sierra Leone in the early 1990s, more than 2,300 women were dying for every 100,000 babies...

West Africa: Ebola-Stricken Nations Need $700 Million To Rebuild Healthcare

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need a further $696 million (£446.13 million) in donor funding to rebuild their battered health services over the next two years in the wake of the deadly Ebola epidemic, senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Monday. WHO Assistant Director General for Health...