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Report: Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable

Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health...

Vaccination will save 20m lives by 2020 – Study

Vaccination initiatives in the world's poorest countries will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved around $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, a...

Praised but unpaid: Nigeria’s Ebola heroes

In October 2014, Nigeria received universal praise for its swift and efficient tackling of the Ebola pandemic which had struck West African neighbours Sierra...

Life-saving drones deliver blood in Rwanda

The most valuable application yet may be as a new emergency service in Rwanda for delivering vital medical supplies, starting with blood. A fleet of...

WHO takes steps to defeat meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa

At a global meeting of experts organised by Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and Wilton Park, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a renewed effort...

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose...

Government settles GH¢539 million NHIS debt

The government has paid GH¢539 million out of the GH¢1.2 billion debt it owes creditors of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from January...

WHO report says Ghana reaches 90% vaccination coverage for 3 diseases

The 2016 Immunization Data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Ghana has reached the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of...

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise – WHO

Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Gonorrhoea,...

Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns...

Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization says. It is warning...

Swine fever hits Ashanti Region, 400 pigs killed

An outbreak of African swine fever has reportedly hit three districts of the Ashanti Region, leading to the killing of over 400 pigs between...

Sickle cell disease: Overview, symptoms, and causes

Sickle cell disease, also known as sickle cell anemia, is a group of disorders affecting the red blood cells in the body. How people understand...

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say. They were vaccinated with the...

Ghana signs Agric industrialization deal with India

Thirteen African countries including Ghana have signed series of partnership agreements with India to enhance the supply of agricultural machinery, credit advancement to farmers...

Ebola outbreak declared after three die in DRC

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation says three deaths are being...

The slimming pills that put me in hospital

Fake drugs are now a multibillion dollar international industry, but for those who have ended up inadvertently taking them the personal consequences can be...