Free trade in medicines, combined with tax and import regimes that favour importers, has hit local pharmaceutical companies in Tanzania and Kenya.
Africa needs to be well represented at the top echelons of UN decision-making organs and agencies.
"These are epidemic proportions," says an expert. Half of adult women and a third of adult men in South Africa are "overweight"
WHO had warned in December of a risk of fresh meningitis outbreaks in 2016 in Africa, particularly in Niger and Nigeria
The four confirmed cases are the first in Guinea since the country was declared Ebola free at the end of last year
There are an estimated 130,000 annual cases of yellow fever with 90% occurring in Africa, according to the World Health Organisation
Many Liberians are too now afraid to enter medical school. In Sierra Leone, the maternity mortality rate could increase by up to 74%!
Country was the host for ‘patient zero’—the first victim in the fever’s deadliest ever outbreak that has claimed over 11,000 lives.
Sierra Leone expects to be declared Ebola-free Saturday, but its GDP likely to shrink by 22% this year
No new cases have been recorded for 41 days and if that holds to Nov. 7, country will have met its criteria to declare end to the current outbreak.
Studies have shown the vaccine is only partially effective against malaria, requiring four doses spread over 18 months
Some countries will be nervous, while others could be rubbing their hands with glee at the chances of being in the money. We tell you who.
No good deed goes unpunished: After Ebola, Sierra Leone’s brave burial workers rejected, fear bleak future (PHOTOS)
Many have faced stigma for their work: some kicked out of their homes by landlords; others shunned by family and friends.
The deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak since 1976 has killed 11,312 of the 28,457 people infected since December of 2013.
The serum was 100% effective after a week in more than 7,600 people inoculated, according to results published in The Lancet.
It could take 300 years for all in sub-Saharan Africa to access a clean toilet: Nigeria trends down the hole
Almost 700 million in Africa don’t have a basic toilet and at least 200 million ease themselves outdoors. In India its 560 million!
18 surprises from new global health data: Where rivals Ethiopia, Eritrea win and Mauritius, Botswana come last
Here "hopeless" Burundi gets to be a star; Rwanda doesn't win them all; and South Africa and Kenya, drop the ball.
It is an amazing turnaround for a country that last year teetered on the brink of collapse.
There were fears of a new infectious disease outbreak in a region ravaged by Ebola.
A huge national and international response has helped stem the spread, as neighbours struggle to replicate its success.