Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced that the country has 727 laboratory-confirmed cases that occurred between January 2017 and 5 January 2018. He made this announcement at a national media conference accompanied by Prof Lucille Blumberg,...

WHO helps Nigeria control cholera in Borno state

 Nigeria has successfully contained a five-month cholera outbreak in conflict-affected Borno state, with support from the World Health Organization and other health partners. The Government announced the end of the outbreak on Thursday (December 21) after two weeks...

Eritrea: 2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration

This year World Aids Day was launched on December 1, 2017 in the beautiful port of Massawa at Cinema Aida with the theme entitled: “Right To Health”.  Everyone with the Right to realize the highest attainment standard of Health without Stigma and Discrimination’. Dr....

Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak

Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday (December 8). “Uganda has led an exemplary response. Health authorities and...