Biggest ever cholera vaccine drive underway in Africa: UN

WHO says more than 2m Africans to benefit from cholera vaccine Media Source: Agence France-Presse The biggest cholera vaccine drive in history is underway in Africa aimed at reining in a spate of outbreaks across the continent, the UN and charity alliance Gavi said...

Over 90 percent of Nigerians at risk of malaria: official

Media Source: Xinhua (China) LAGOS–– Over 90 percent of the population in Nigeria is at risk of malaria, while children and pregnant women are more vulnerable to this disease, an official said Wednesday. Malaria though preventable, still remains a major public health...

UN says more than 5 million children got polio vaccines in Niger

 A health official administers a polio vaccine to children at a camp for people PARIS, France––The United Nations on Tuesday said more than five million children were vaccinated against polio in Niger last month. A UN source said the number of children who received...

Choosing “Sick Bush” And Prayer Houses Over Western Medical Care Is A Threat To Community Health

Some sick people prefer going to the "Sick Bush" or the Aladura Church for healing than going to the hospital It is common practice from time in the past in Liberia for people to turn to traditional medicinal practice as a second or last option when Western medicines...

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

Tainted processed food GENEVA— The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) says a deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now posing a serious threat to other African nations. Neighboring nations including Namibia reportedly confirmed a case...