For the next five years, South Africa will be leading one of the latest large-scale trials for a vaccine for HIV.
A record 5 million AIDS patients going untreated in west, central Africa, says leading medical charity
Around 21% of people who contract the virus every year and around half of children born with the disease live in western and central Africa
Morbid but fascinating: The Quality of Death Index, where South Africa and Uganda lead, and Nigeria trails
Uganda's government now supports the availability of oral morphine to anyone who needs it for free.
The cash would enable Malawi to provide HIV treatment for 745,000 patients by the end of 2017, The Global Fund said in a statement.
Between 2000 and 2015, the under-5 malaria death rate in Africa fell by 65%, translating into 5.9 million lives saved.
Rwanda has recorded a dramatic 78% drop in AIDS-related deaths, while early star Uganda has retrogressed badly in recent years.
Making 'history' again: Experts urge key shift in HIV treatment at global meet as end of epidemic seen in sight
'Immediate antiretroviral (ARV) treatment more than doubles an individual's prospects of staying healthy and surviving', leading scientists say.
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It once threatened to destroy the continent. Now there's a rich buzz about an AIDS free generation. You've to see some of the numbers to believe them.
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 39% drop from 2000, as world hails the 'halting and reversing' of epidemic.
The final report form is out, and despite all the headlines, the continent is actually in a good place, ahead of the next big push
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Making cities work is a much tougher job than cutting through bush to build a road, and reviving a tourism industry is not like growing maize
One of the east African nation's top sportsman is now calling for widespread testing.
Violence that erupted two years ago has slowed the campaign to diagnose and treat the illness.
From a Cameroon invasion of Nigeria, Apple buying M-Pesa and rolling it into Apple Pay, a new ‘White Nile Republic’, to drones in Rwanda and Botswana
Ebola has hogged the headlines over the past year, but some other less-captured but deadlier diseases also deserve the rock star treatment too.
There has never been a better time for a mobile phoned-based counselling service.
Nearly 70% of the 24 million Mozambicans live in absolute poverty. Only about 5m of the 10m registered voters cast their ballots in recent polls.
Ruling hailed by activists as a victory for women throughout Africa