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Sudan reports first confirmed monkeypox case

  Sudan reported its first case of the monkeypox virus.  The federal ministry of health confirmed on Sunday that its first case involves a 16-year-old...

Botswana hits ‘historic’ UN goal against HIV: report

Botswana has become the second nation in the world, after Eswatini, to reach a landmark UN goal towards eradicating AIDS, researchers said Wednesday, in...

Kenya and Tanzania launch effort to fight trachoma

Kenya and Tanzania have embarked on a joint effort to fight trachoma. Trachoma is a disease of the eye caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia...

South Africa confirms third case of monkeypox

South Africa has confirmed a third case of monkeypox in the country. The latest case was identified in a 42-year-old male tourist from Switzerland who...

Africa CDC says it has signed MOU with Pfizer for COVID-19...

  Africa's top public health body said on Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Pfizer for countries on the continent to receive supplies...

Ethiopia launches new COVID-19 vaccination drive as infection rates spike

The Ethiopian government has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign to boost the country's vaccination rate and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. State...

14 children killed following measles outbreak in SE Nigeria

At least 14 children have been killed so far following an outbreak of measles in Nigeria's southeastern state of Anambra, local authorities said on...

WHO says monkeypox ‘containable’ as more countries launch limited vaccination campaigns

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the outbreak of monkeypox cases currently sweeping countries throughout the West can be contained. The announcement comes as...

Autistic in Uganda: families persevere amid stigma, lack of services

As the world marks International Autism Day, there's increased focus on ensuring inclusive and equitable education for people living with this condition in Uganda. But campaigners are concerned about...

China donates more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tanzania’s Zanzibar

Tanzania's Zanzibar on Friday received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. The vaccines were handed over to the Representative of the Zanzibar Revolutionary...