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Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa's cash-strapped health sector

Billionaires Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote come together to fund healthcare projects...

By Pavithra Rao 19 Sep 2017

Why the path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans is within reach

There is huge diversity within and across the 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges these countries face in achieving health outcomes that are at par with low and middle income countries in other regions of the world are numerous and diverse...

By Alex Ezeh, Nelson Sewankambo and Peter Piot 18 Sep 2017

Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World

E-health startup Medsaf has won the Nigeria round of Seedstars World...

29 Aug 2017

Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi's residents

Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The city's poor air quality is evident in its congested streets...

By Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu 17 Aug 2017

Looking for genetic clues to Ebola outbreak

Tests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in Central Africa...

By Sora Halake 2 Jun 2017

Universal healthcare is more than just funding

Questions remain about how UHC should be funded in countries with limited resources...

26 May 2017

WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70-year history...

By David Sanders 26 May 2017

Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high..

By Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi, and Patricia Elung 25 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes

Additional investments in science, technology, and innovation in Africa will improve health, spur economic growth, and reduce poverty across the continent...

3 May 2017

Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa...

26 Apr 2017

Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

In the news - health issues that plague South Africa

In a recent article released by a United States online journal, 24/7 Wall St, it was reported that four of the 10 world's unhealthiest nations are the African nations of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique...

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2017

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Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and results in vision loss and irreversible blindness in some people. The diseases usually occur on their own but when they are caused by other conditions they are known as secondary glaucoma.

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition

Food alone cannot solve the world's malnutrition crises but only three countries are looking beyond hunger to the other major driver, according to a global study released on Thursday.

By Matthew Ponsford 28 Aug 2017

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