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Kenyan lobbyists push for a ban on pesticides

As cases of cancer rise in Kenya, agricultural lobby groups have stepped up calls for a ban on pesticides widely used in the East...

Uganda’s Winnie Byanyima named new UN HIV/AIDS chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief on Wednesday after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement. Oxfam International executive director...

Uganda’s malaria surge linked to climate change, says health ministry

Over the last three months, Uganda has faced an unprecedented increase in malaria cases, said Uganda’s Ministry of Health. Head of Malaria control Program, Jimmy...

WHO: Major measles outbreaks ongoing in six African countries

At least six African countries are currently experiencing major outbreaks of measles, meaning millions of people globally remain at risk of contracting the disease,...

Rwandan firm in deal for US cancer drug

A new pharmaceutical company in Rwanda, Leaf Rwanda, with ties to US-based company LEAF Pharmaceutical, plans to produce and sell a new cancer drug...

Fourth case of Ebola in DR Congo’s city of Goma confirmed

  The number of Ebola cases in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma is now up to four. Authorities said the latest case is the...

A third case of Ebola confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

  A third case of Ebola has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the major border city of Goma. Authorities in that country...

Kenyans want cancer declared a national disaster

  "As leaders, we need to strategize on the way forward and how we will deal with the disease," said Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko as...

Kenya doctor launches crusade against cleft lip and palate

It is estimated that worldwide, every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. That works out roughly to one in 500-750 births....

WHO expected to certify Nigeria as polio-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently analyzing data from Nigeria about its claim that no case of polio was reported from the country...
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