Malaria vaccine pilot programme to happen in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced today that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine...

Guinea battling a large scale measles epidemic

The international humanitarian organisation Doctors without Borders (MSF) has  launched  a large scale measles vaccination campaign in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, together with...

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees in Kenya

After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World...

Young South African Scientist Recognised at the 19th Edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women...

the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (www.ForWomenInScience.com) Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was...

Johnson & Johnson Names Winners of First Africa Innovation Challenge

Johnson & Johnson (www.JNJ.com) named the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The initiative, which received nearly 500...

Rapid growth and Development could be a factor in rising cancer cases in Africa.

Africa is awakening to the reality of the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, which in the past was termed as a problem...

1000 disabled Africans to receive free treatment in India

Over 2.8 million people suffer from some form of disability in South Africa alone and around 600,000 are listed as severely disabled, according...