New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for emergency funding to broaden efforts to reach millions living across 11 eastern and southern African countries which have been hit hard by fast-spreading cholera outbreaks. more
African leaders commit to end AIDS among children by 2030

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Africa’s advances in maternal, infant mortality face setbacks: WHO

New York: Across Africa, efforts to reduce the number of women and infants dying in childbirth are set to slow without a substantial increase in investment, the UN health agency said on T ...

WHO unveils new strategy to tackle antimalarial drug resistance in Africa

New York: A new strategy has been launched to address the urgent problem of antimalarial drug resistance in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday.

African Health Ministers announce ‘pivotal’ new strategy to combat communicable diseases

With the burden of cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders and diabetes rising in the region, African health ministers on Tuesday, endorsed a new strategy to boost acces ...

Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

New York: Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organizatio ...

Africa: Dramatic drop forecast in COVID deaths, but no time to ‘sit back and relax'

COVID-19 deaths in Africa are forecast to decrease by 94 per cent this year compared to last year the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Africa experiencing longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections

New York: COVID-19 cases in Africa have fallen for the past 16 weeks, and deaths have dropped during the last eight, marking the longest-running decline in infections on the continent sin ...

Africa on track to control pandemic this year but vigilance is key: WHO

New York: Africa is on track to control the COVID-19 pandemic this year if current trends continue, but vigilance will remain key, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ...

Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs

New York: For the first time in Africa since the peak of the Omicron wave, weekly COVID-19 cases dropped significantly and deaths dipped, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed on T ...