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The Gambia eliminates trachoma as a public health problem

The Gambia successfully eliminated trachoma as a public health threat, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced on Tuesday. As a result, The Gambia became the...

At least 50 killed in suspected cholera outbreak in Nigeria

At least 50 people have been killed in a suspected cholera outbreak this year in Nigeria, local health authorities confirmed Tuesday. Some eight states across...

European Medical Agency official links AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

A top official from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has acknowledged that there is a link between AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots, but the...

Pfizer COVID-19 shot 91% effective in updated data, protective against South...

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech said on Thursday their COVID-19 vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing the disease, citing updated trial data that included...

Man’s Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91...

Botswana restricts movement of people to curb spread of COVID-19

Botswana government on Tuesday started to restrict movement of people between COVID-19 zones with immediate effect as a way to curb the spread of...

Togo’s COVID-19 cases top 10,000

The total of COVID-19 cases in Togo has reached 10,249, as the West African country reported 257 new cases on Tuesday night. According to Togo's...

Pfizer begins COVID-19 vaccine trial in young children

Pfizer said Thursday it had begun clinical trials for its COVID vaccine in children under the age of eleven, an early sign of the next stage...

UN report warns of ‘hidden epidemic’ of elderly drug use

The UN-linked International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) called in a report published Thursday for more action on what it termed the "hidden epidemic" of...

Zimbabwe laments negative impact of COVID-19 on fight against tuberculosis

Zimbabwe Vice President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga says the emergence of the COVID-19 is disrupting the country's progress in fighting tuberculosis. He said this...
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