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Tanzania steps up efforts to fight malaria

Tanzania has distributed 236,420 liters of biological anti-mosquito pesticides across the country in what is one of the measures to fight malaria, authorities said on Thursday. According to the Minister for Health Ummy Mwalimu while...

Scientists say blood transfusion can spread malaria

A new study by scientists has revealed blood transfusions could aid new malaria infections,  therefore emphasizing the need for higher screening standards to save patients. According to researchers from the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN),...

Malawi doing ‘remarkable job’ of reducing HIV infections

Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, says Jay Levy, the doctor and renowned virologist who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35...

Global leaders in renewed fight against malaria

Global business leaders and health experts from donor and malaria affected countries have pledged £2.7 billion ($3.8 billion) to drive research and innovation and improve access to malaria prevention and treatments. Spearheaded by Microsoft co-founder...

UN launches aggressive campaign against yellow fever

The UN has launched a plan to vaccinate at least 1 billion people against yellow fever in Africa by 2026. In a joint partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, the GAVI global vaccine alliance and...

South Africa pushes to combat HIV among ‘blessed’ girls

Before 20-year-old Lebogang Motsumi even had sex with her first “blesser” - or sugar daddy - a successful, married, company boss more than twice her age, he handed her a wad of cash. He was...

Uganda investigating suspected fake Hepatitis B vaccines in supply

Ugandan authorities say they have found fake Hepatitis B vaccines at some health facilities, including in the capital, Kampala. A statement from the Ministry of Health says the fake vaccines were discovered during routine checks...

Ghana makes gains in reducing child and maternal mortality rates

  Threats to life in early childhood and to women during child birth in Ghana have gone down, according to preliminary reports released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The Maternal Health Survey 2017 indicated that...

UK donates $4 million to Uganda for family planning

The UK government has donated $4 million to Uganda aimed at improving family planning uptake and held address the population challenge. The new five-year programme donated through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is aimed...

South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat

South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by...