A prototype vaccine for Ebola has proven effective in Guinea, according to the WHO. It hopes fast-track approval will emerge by 2018
Three years after the devastating Ebola epidemic, West African ministers have pledged to collaborate on responding to public health threats across the region.
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent
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A Stellenbosch University researcher is part of a team of international scientists exploring the genetic causes of prostate cancer in black men
Gabon aims at developing a modern and more accessible health system for its citizens
Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture
Ghana has made significant progress in reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during labour and after childbirth in the last 25 years
Paul Mensah 6 Jul 2015
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New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work
South Africa has deployed its first batch of trained healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone, in an effort to help contain the spread of Ebola Disease Virus in the country and other parts of West Africa
As part of its efforts at increasing public awareness on Ebola, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has set up its 'Information Center on Communicable Diseases'
At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa
A new free Ebola app, part of a wider International SOS communications initiative aimed at supporting the global fight against Ebola, has been released for iOS and Android devices
Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.
The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has dismissed claims that the Ebola Virus Disease has arrived in South Africa.
Ships arriving from West Africa pose a bigger threat of importing Ebola cases than flights into Cape Town International Airport from those countries according to SA's health authorities.