The Nile has breached its banks to the highest levels for the first time in a century
NASA images capture wet and dry cycles in Namibia’s Etosha Pan
America’s inflection point: 4 key things Africa must watch for
Togo first in Africa to end sleeping sickness
COVID-19: 66% of children unable to get remote learning are from south Asia, Africa, says UNICEF
Voicing concerns over the limited reach of remote learning exacerbated with regional inequalities, UNICEF urges countries to prioritise the ...
Africa eradicates polio, but vaccine-driven outbreaks rise
In Asia, India too was declared polio-free in 2014, but cVDPV was reported 50 times in the country in ...
Lessons from a community-driven rabies vaccination campaign in Kenya
Mass vaccination of domestic dogs grew from a local campaign to a county-wide rabies elimination effort in Kenya as ...
Kenya’s coast is losing huge amounts of seagrass. But all isn’t lost
The future is bright since the capacity in seagrass research has grown over the years
Restoring mangroves in west Africa a challenge, but UNEP shows the way
Mangrove ecosystem in western Indian Ocean, comprising 10 African countries, is rapidly depleting
Yellow fever burden to shift to central and east Africa by 2050: Study
Number of deaths to likely increase 25 per cent; projected to further accelerate in the two regions after 2050
Food insecurity in southern Africa up 10%: Report
The region also faces the triple burden of malnutrition
Global warning: Upsurge of plague in Congo
World human plague cases lowest in 30 years, but WHO warns it remains a particularly “formidable epidemic disease”
COVID-19: 10,000 health workers infected in Africa, says WHO
South Africa, one of the five countries most affected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, accounted for 35 ...
Ebola cases in DRC province continue to rise, surpass previous outbreak
The country had declared an end to the second-deadliest Ebola virus disease outbreak in eastern region on June 25
COVID-19: Up to 49.2 million Africans could become extremely poor by 2021, says report
More than half of Africa least prepared to deal with pandemic according to African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement
Countries can learn from Africa in handling future pandemics: UN report
In 2019, the continent reported 500 outbreaks of zoonotic diseases
Unregulated import of used vehicles bad for Africa: Report
Trade in old and used vehicles from high-income countries causes massive environmental dumping and toxic pollution
Democratic Republic of Congo calls end to 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak ever
Even as outbreak ends in country’s eastern area, another smaller outbreak surfaces in the northwest
UN rolls out COVID-19 communication tool in Africa
The mobile-based digital public communications platform aims to provide 600-800 million users with latest public health advice
Nigeria’s post-COVID-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the mark
The Nigerian government ignored fundamental problems that have plagued previous economic plans, power and education
Over 283 mln Africans with comorbidities at higher COVID-19 risk: Lancet
Population in African countries with high HIV / AIDS prevalence are at increased risk of COVID-19, says report
African countries need to seize opportunities created by US-China tensions
This will require a great deal of imagination and courage
COVID-19 community transmission in 26 of 54 African countries: WHO
Several African countries have a poor healthcare system — about five hospital beds per 10,000 population
Why abattoirs in Nigeria pose a threat to health and environment
It’s not uncommon for abattoirs to dispose waste directly into streams and rivers. There’s no disposal management or treatment ...
COVID-19: Integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa
Helping urban residents cover costs of return, providing sanitary supplies and scaling up health system surveillance can constitute a ...