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August 25, 2020
Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains
Health authorities on Tuesday declared the African continent free of the wild poliovirus after decades of effort, though ...
August 20, 2020
WHO, UNICEF urge African countries to reopen schools safely
African governments should accelerate the reopening of schools, the World Health Organization has urged, saying that the ...
July 23, 2020
South Africa's excess deaths surge as virus like 'wildfire'
Global hot spot South Africa is seeing a “huge discrepancy” between confirmed COVID-19 deaths and an unusually high number ...
July 22, 2020
WHO warns new Ebola outbreak in Congo faces funding gap
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is facing a “serious funding gap” to battle the new outbreak of Ebola in remote ...
July 19, 2020
Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away
South Africa on Saturday became one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, as breathtaking new ...
July 16, 2020
African nation blasts 'inequality crisis' in virus testing
Central African Republic’s health minister is blasting the “big inequality crisis” in coronavirus testing as he sees rich ...
July 09, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed'
The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is reaching “full speed,” the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said ...
July 08, 2020
Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases surge above a half-million
Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases, while South Africa's health minister declared Wednesday ...
June 24, 2020
First vaccinations begin in Africa for COVID-19 trial
Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as nervous volunteers received injections, while ...
June 12, 2020
Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance
More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to ...
May 22, 2020
Africa virus cases surpass 100,000; lockdowns slowed growth
Africa's coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, as the ...
May 14, 2020
Burundi kicks out top WHO official in country ahead of vote
Burundi is kicking out the World Health Organization’s top official in the country just days before the presidential election ...
May 08, 2020
Virus could 'smolder' in Africa, cause many deaths, says WHO
The coronavirus could “smolder” in Africa for years and take a high death toll across the continent, the World Health ...
April 24, 2020
Fight against malaria could be set back 20 years, WHO warns
One of the hard lessons the World Health Organization learned during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was this: Other ...
April 23, 2020
Africa's 43% jump in virus cases in 1 week worries experts
Africa registered a 43% jump in reported COVID-19 cases in the last week, highlighting a warning from the World Health ...