Articles about health in African countries

Mobile Labs deliver Faster Yellow Fever Test Results

“Treating a yellow fever patient is reliant on having the right diagnosis. This is dependent on having the necessary laboratory capacity to quickly identify the disease,” says Dr Pierre Formenty, an expert in haemorrhagic fevers at WHO and Manager of the Emerging Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted […]

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USAID and Ghana Health Service Launch Refreshed “Good Life, Live It Well” Campaign

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Health, and the Ghana Health Service launched the refreshed “Good Life, Live it Well” campaign on July 28 at the National Theatre. The “Good Life, Live It Well” campaign will serve as the overarching Ghana Health Service brand and will promote positive health behaviors […]

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Ethiopia Receives 14 Million Praziquantel Tablets

Merck (, a leading science and technology company, today announced that the largest delivery of praziquantel tablets ever shipped to Ethiopia recently arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of the East African country. Ethiopia has received around 14 million tablets for mass distribution to school children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ethiopia is […]

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Red Cross Emergency Appeal

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Fight Multiple Deadly Disease Outbreaks In light of several epidemics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal, calling for 2.2 million Swiss francs to support activities in response […]

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