Africa East Africa World 

Uganda confirms seven Ebola cases as outbreak spreads

– – The Ebola outbreak in Uganda is fast spreading with the country’s health ministry confirming six new cases. Officials confirmed one case triggering the latest outbreak earlier in the week. The first case was that of a 24-year-old man who died earlier this week. The man who died had developed a high fever, diarrhoea and abdominal pains, and was… Read More
Africa World 

Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to fight Malaria, HIV and TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced it has raised $14.25 billion at a donor conference on Wednesday. The outbreak of Covid-19 had set back the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the past couple of years. The amount raised at Wednesday’s conference was the highest amount ever pledged for a multilateral health organisation. Despite… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana declares end of Marburg outbreak

– – Health officials in Ghana have declared that the recent outbreak of the Marburg virus is now over following no positive case in 42 days. In July, an alert over the outbreak of the highly infectious disease related to Ebola was issued  after two deaths were recorded. One of those later turned out to have been incorrectly diagnosed. In… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia suspends paracetamol syrups after link to deaths of children

– – Gambia’s government has launched an investigation into a suspected link between paracetamol syrups and the deaths of dozens of young children. The government has now ordered importers and shops to suspend sales of all brands of paracetamol syrups in the country. The probe became necessary according to health officials in Gambia after a spike in cases of acute… Read More
Africa World 

African leaders demand fulfilment of climate change pledges

– – Twenty four African leaders have urged wealthier nations to fulfil their aid pledges for tackling climate change. They contend that this will enable the African continent to enhance the fight against climate change effects for which it shares little blame. The African ministers made the demand in a communique at the close of a three-day forum in the… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Hundreds killed by measles outbreak in Zimbabwe

– – Zimbabwe health ministry has said that a recent measles outbreak has so far killed at least 698 people. 191 new cases and 37 deaths were reported in a single day on September 1, 2022. A nationwide vaccination program is currently ongoing to fight the spread of the disease, according to health officials. “As at 03 September 2022, Zimbabwe… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Nigeria’s quest to protect millions of kids against deadly diarrhoeal disease

– – In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Monday introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Today’s launch is a critical first step in a push to reach children across the country with the… Read More
Africa Business World 

WTO waives intellectual property rights to support vaccine production in Africa

– – The World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced in June 2022 an agreement to waive the intellectual property rights that usually apply in the manufacturing of vaccines, to assist the production of COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries. The measures were proposed to the WTO by the South African and Indian governments, with other developing countries supporting the move. The waiver… Read More
Africa Business World 

PARM urges for Agricultural Risk Management to fight climate change

– – The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) was delighted to be part of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, ANDE 2022 Regional Conference sponsors. The conference was held from 19 to 20 July 2022 in Accra, Ghana. The event was a great opportunity for PARM to promote Capacity Development in Agricultural Risk Management (ARM) at regional level, and… Read More