GSK announces $216 million investment to support and improve African healthcare

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TweetGlaxoSmithKline announced on Monday that will invest approximately $216 million and partner with African countries to stimulate more research on chronic diseases, increase medicine storage capability and strengthen health-care systems. GSK CEO Andrew Witty made the announcement during his speech … Read More »

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WHO reports three new suspected WPV1 cases in South Sudan

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Tweet The World Health Organization reported three new suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1 in South Sudan on Tuesday and mapped out an emergency plan to keep the Sudanese protected from the outbreak. An outbreak of poliovirus in the … Read More »

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UNICEF prepares response to malaria cases in Chad

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Tweet The United Nation’s Children’s Fund announced last week that, along with the World Health Organization, it has prepared a response to the resurgence of malaria in Chad. UNICEF gave out more than 126,000 Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets to health clinics … Read More »

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Report: Preventing malaria in travelers to West Africa lowers health costs

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Tweet U.S. travelers to West Africa consulting health providers before they leave reduces costs to both health insurance providers and themselves, according to a report recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the … Read More »

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DR Congo launches measles campaign

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Tweet The Democratic Republic of Congo launched a new measles campaign on Tuesday in an effort to vaccinate more than six million children against the potentially deadly disease. The DRC launched the campaign in the provinces of Equateur and Orientale … Read More »

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Walt Disney Records partners with (RED) in the fight against AIDS in Africa

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TweetWalt Disney Records recently announced that it would be partnering with (RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa by donating some of the proceeds of the music album “The Lone Ranger: Wanted” to (RED). (RED) is a division of the … Read More »

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CAR receives largest shipment of humanitarian supplies yet from UNICEF

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TweetUNICEF, with the help of donors, sent a cargo plane full of humanitarian supplies to the Central Africa Republic on Friday to aid more than 20,000 people in-need due to a crisis. The cargo plane was loaded with 52 metric … Read More »

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African Union celebrates 50th anniversary with anti-disease declaration

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TweetThe African Union celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday by signing a declaration to defeat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis with the help of the Global Fund. The Global Fund runs a replenishment program every three years and chairperson of the … Read More »

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MSF: All parties in Central African Republic must respect health facilities

The Gambia President Jammeh meets with top World Bank official

Tuberculosis outbreaks in Africa associated with effects of HIV/AIDS, poverty

Africa must take own approach to improve immunization

Experts say immunization systems in Africa need improvement

The Gambia shows consistent nationwide immunization rates

Somaliland begins campaign to vaccinate 600,000 children against polio

Nigerian state reports 361 measles cases since start of 2013

Novartis teams up with University of Cape Town to battle TB and malaria

Nigerian state to use security services for polio campaign

Nigeria state more than doubles polio vaccination teams for upcoming campaign

Burundi officially adds second dose of measles vaccine to national schedule

Rwandan success leads to use of dual-vaccine

Cholera outbreak kills at least seven in Nigeria

Ghanaian regional capital reports increasing TB prevalence

South Sudan refugees continue to face hepatitis E outbreak

Chad readies launch of yellow fever vaccination campaign

Polio workers killed in Nigeria

CDC confirms yellow fever outbreak in Sudan

Rwanda commissions study on hepatitis B prevalence

Doctors Without Borders responds to South Sudan hepatitis E outbreak

The Gambia experiences major vaccine success with measles, polio

CBPP vaccination program set to begin in the Gambia

High pulmonary TB incidence recorded in Ugandan children with severe pneumonia