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Tanzania says there is no Ebola outbreak in the country

Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month...

Genetically altered mosquitoes being used in Africa to fight malaria

In 2017, malaria killed over 400,000 people in Africa but scientists in Burkina Faso are now stepping up efforts against the disease by deploying...

Zanzibar to register nearly 2000 traditional healers

There are an estimated 2,000 traditional healers in Tanzania's Zanzibar area. The healers, known locally as mgangas treat everything from depression to hernias. While the...

Police in DR Congo detain former health minister in Ebola probe

A former health minister in Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola...

Kenya becomes third African nation to use new malaria vaccine

Kenya on Friday added the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, becoming the third country in Africa...

Mother says daughter committed suicide after ‘being shamed over menses’

The mother of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kenya says her child committed suicide after being shamed in class for having her menses and staining...

One person dies every 40 seconds due to suicide: WHO Report

Revelations by the World Health Organization-WHO have pointed to disturbing facts that every 40 seconds human life is lost as a result of suicide...

Lancet report: Malaria can be eliminated by 2050

In a major report on Sunday, 41 specialists said the world can be free of malaria - one of the world’s oldest and deadliest...

Human blood used as a new weapon in war against malaria

A breakthrough new drug that could save countless lives is in the pipeline following the discovery that a medication commonly used to combat river...

The challenge of having an intersex child

Eight years ago, Peter Maingi and his wife walked into a hospital expecting their second child.  They had been told from the scans that it...
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