Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho confirmed that new HIV Vaccines are currently in trial and has kicked off in Rwanda.
In Africa, prosthetic repair of inguinal hernias with commercially available mesh is often considered too expensive. A team of researchers investigated whether mosquito net mesh is a plausible alternative.
THE Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has recorded sustained Wild Polio Virus type 3 (WPV3) transmission in Nigeria, even as it conducts trial of needle-free injection device in Cambodia.
The first mobile safety laboratory to operate under Biosafety Level 3 has been in use in South Africa since May 2011. As development of the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert, this special truck is used for testing and advising patients with AIDS and tuberculosis.
Researchers have revealed a key discovery in understanding how the most deadly species of malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, invades human red blood cells. Using a technique developed at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, they have found that the parasite relies on a single receptor on the red blood cell’s surface to invade, offering an exciting new focus for vaccine development.
One of the most comprehensive analyses yet done of the ancient history of insect-borne disease concludes for the first time that malaria is not only native to the New World, but it has been present long before humans existed and has evolved through birds and monkeys.
Tests at a school beside an informal electronic waste salvage site in Ghana’s capital Accra reveal contamination due to lead, cadmium and other health-threatening pollutants over 50 times higher than risk-free levels.
A new audit report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation shows that osteoporosis is a serious and growing problem throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa.
A cholera epidemic sweeping through west and Central Africa, one of the biggest in the vast region’s history, has infected more than 85,000 people, killing at least 2,466 so far this year, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday.