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Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

HIV Prevention Drug May Soon Be Freely Available

HIV Prevention Drug May Soon Be Freely Available

The drug used to help prevent HIV has been included on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “essential drug list”, paving the way for it to…

A hidden disgrace: Young girls being raped to uphold culture

A hidden disgrace: Young girls being raped to uphold culture

Shocking news came to the international media from Malawi when a proud Eric Aniva announced “he had slept with 104 women”, the majority being girls…

Botched Vaccination Kills 15 Children in South Sudan

Botched Vaccination Kills 15 Children in South Sudan

At least 15 children have died in rural South Sudan in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old…

Could Big Data Help End Hunger on the Continent?

Could Big Data Help End Hunger on the Continent?

Computer algorithms power much of modern life from our Facebook feeds to international stock exchanges. Could they help end malnutrition and hunger in Africa? The…

Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization

Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world’s poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian…

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr…

What Africa Can Learn About Family From European Leaders

What Africa Can Learn About Family From European Leaders

ONE of my contacts recently shared a note with a list of European leaders who have no offspring.…

US President Donald Trump Increases HIV/Aids Funding to Uganda

US President Donald Trump Increases HIV/Aids Funding to Uganda

The United States (US) government has increased its assistance to HIV treatment and prevention in Uganda by about…

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

“Our world has changed. Today, we face unprecedented health threats – from pandemics, to antibiotic-resistant infections, to climate…

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