March 25



March 24

  • Ebola Outbreak Believed to Be Deadly Zaire Strain

    AlertNet

    Scientists tackling an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea believe they have identified the virus as the Zaire strain, the most lethal of all that "raises the already high level of... Read more »

  • Vaccines Still Key to Hopes of Quenching Aids Pandemic

    SciDev.Net

    The only guaranteed way to end the AIDS pandemic lies in developing an HIV vaccine because cultural barriers and the weakness of human nature hinder efforts to control the disease... Read more »

  • Staunching Burkina's Abortions

    IRIN

    One-third of all pregnancies in Burkina Faso are unintended and a third of them end in abortion, according to a study published this month by the University of Ouagadougou and the... Read more »

  • UN Marks World Day With Calls for Global Solidarity to Eradicate Tuberculosis

    UN News

    On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge... Read more »

  • Ebola Death Toll Rises to 59 in Guinea

    VOA

    Health officials say an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever linked to the Ebola virus has now killed 59 people in the West African nation of Guinea. Read more »

  • Nurses to Lead Charge Against DR-TB

    Health-e

    In a country of more than 50 million people, it is hard to be a "first" but Ntombasekaya Mlandu is. She is the first nurse trained to initiate and manage multi-drug resistant... Read more »

  • Doctor Turns Patient After Contracting XDR-TB

    Health-e

    It took one cough and a sputter to change the life of a West Rand doctor after she contracted extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at Johannesburg's Lerato Hospital. Read more »

  • Communities Battling Tuberculosis, HIV and Isolation in Uganda [press release]

    IFRC

    Paul Kiterera, 51, lives in a village 20 kilometres northwest of Uganda's capital Kampala. When his first marriage ended in divorce in 2008, he remained a single parent for almost... Read more »

  • New Civil Society Partner Elected to Coordinate Aids Conferences

    Key Correspondents

    The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) has been elected as a new civil society partner for the next two International AIDS Conferences in 2016 and 2018. Read more »

  • Let's Prepare Ahead of Ebola [editorial]

    NEWS

    The Deadly Ebola virus appears to be at our doorsteps, just next door from neighboring Guinea. However, whether Liberians believe the Ebola threat or not, the reality is evident by... Read more »

  • Tuberculosis Cases May Increase in Country By 2017 - WHO

    ANGOP

    The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2017 the TB cases rate may rise in Angola. Read more »

  • Ebola Virus - Need for Concern [editorial]

    Inquirer

    It has been reported that the Ebola virus, which was first discovered in Central African Republic in the 60's has now been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic... Read more »

  • Tuberculosis Records Downward Trend in Africa - WHO

    ANGOP

    The rising trend in tuberculosis cases in Africa has been halted and continues to drop, Angop learned Monday. Read more »

  • U.N. Agency Calls for Concrete Measures to End Hunger in Africa By 2025

    UN News

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns today that despite notable recent economic progress, Africa remains the world's most food insecure continent and... Read more »

  • Fighting the White Plague

    GroundUp

    Today is World TB Day. More people die of tuberculosis in South Africa than from any other disease. The HIV epidemic is to a large degree responsible for that. Dealing effectively... Read more »

  • Today is World Tuberculosis Day

    Daily Observer

    The Gambia will today join the rest of the world to celebrate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. World Tuberculosis Day can be traced back to 1982, when the International Union Against... Read more »

  • Gambia on Alert After Guinea, Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak

    Daily Observer

    Health authorities in The Gambia appear to have been alerted by the deadly outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever - Ebola disease - in neighbouring West African countries after 59 out... Read more »

  • Ebola Alert [editorial]

    Daily Observer

    Health authorities have sounded the alarm bell following reports of Ebola outbreak in the sub region specifically in Guinea. Considering the ease of mobility in the sub region and... Read more »

  • Thousands of Kenyans With TB Go Undetected

    The Star

    About 20 thousand Kenyans, who have TB, are yet to access treatment posing a health risk to others. Health secretary James Macharia says 20% of the estimated TB cases go undetected... Read more »

  • SA Marks World TB Day

    SAnews.gov.za

    Tuberculosis in the mines is expected to be the focus of this year's World TB Day event in Fochville. Read more »

  • Early Warning [editorial]

    New Dawn

    As an early warning, we are constrained to draw the attention of the Government of Liberia to the alarming news of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in neighboring Guinea.... Read more »

  • Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day [document]

    State Department

    Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Read more »

  • Experts Discuss Control Measures Aigainst

    Cameroon Tribune

    A WHO meeting on the comprehensive approach to curb the disease in Africa is on-going in Yaounde. Read more »

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