Sudan strain’s case fatality rates ranged from 41% to 100% in previous outbreaks
Climate anxiety deters 61% youth in Egypt from having children
Swift surveillance helped Ghana end Marburg outbreak: WHO
More research, investment needed to protect Congo basin peatlands, finds report
Lack of access, erratic use magnify antimicrobial infections in Africa
Only five of the 15 antibiotic-resistant bacteria listed by the WHO as priority pathogens are being tested in the ...
Acute hunger more than doubled in 10 countries most affected by climate change
Countries among those that emit least; 7 in Africa
Carbon credits, green hydrogen can help Africa mobilise climate finance for growth
Report on financing decarbonised growth says access to electricity Africa’s most pressing challenge
Most number of people in need of aid in Ethiopia, Yemen, DRC & Afghanistan in 2021
Need for humanitarian aid reached an all-time high during January 2018-December 2021
Africa’s food systems are being shaped by climate crises, rising population
Report identifies six megatrends affecting development of agrifood systems in the continent
Measles: Zimbabwe launches awareness campaign to fight vaccine hesitancy
This follows a sharp uptick in caseload and deaths
Republic of the Congo gets its first ever marine protected areas
Three zones include nesting grounds for leatherback turtles, critical habitats for Atlantic humpback whale
Nearly 1.5 million children at risk of acute malnutrition as Somalia drought worsens
Severe drought had affected about 90% of Somalia’s land and a quarter of its 16 million population in March ...
‘Developed countries need to double funding to Africa for adaptation to climate change’
Summit discussed Africa's COP 27 agenda; Calls for flowing funds to continent's Adaptation Acceleration Program
Measles outbreak kills nearly 700 children in 4 months in Zimbabwe
The number of deaths is four times that reported by the ministry two weeks ago (157 children)
Lack of access to education keeps 98 million children in sub-Saharan Africa out of schools
With UNESCO’s assistance, 90% of the countries have set national benchmarks to assess progress towards quality education by 2030
South African court prohibits Shell, Impact from oil & gas exploration in Wild Coast
Environmentalists were concerned about the impact the exploration would have on whales and other marine life.
How to stay evergreen: Gabon plans to harness its rainforests
Historically, Gabon has contributed to only 0.03% of global greenhouse gas emissions
After Cape Town, another place in South Africa is fighting off a ‘Day Zero’ water crisis
Dam levels at 16%; fixing leaks and reducing consumption among measures taken
Monkeypox mortality high in Africa where vaccine remains out of reach
Fewer new cases in last 2 weeks but distribution pattern has changed
Horn of Africa faces unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe after 5th failed rainy season
Cumulative rainfall predicted by WMO in the drought-affected regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia will be severely below the average
Impact of environment on health: Africa adopts strategy for better synergy between sectors
New strategy also integrates recommendations for healthy recovery from COVID-19 pandemic
How temperature & rainfall are complicating Africa’s fight against malaria
Six countries — Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola and Burkina Faso — accounted for ...
African health ministers adopt PEN-PLUS strategy against non-communicable diseases
Stretegy will help bridge access gap in treatment, care of patients with chronic & severe NCD
Lockdowns pull down poaching rates in Africa but rhinos still threatened
Rhinoceros poaching rates in Africa have declined from a peak of 5.3 per cent of the total population in ...
DR Congo’s health authorities probe suspected Ebola case in North Kivu
In previous outbreaks, it has killed as many as 90 per cent of the people it infected, according to ...