[The Conversation Africa] In the past few weeks there have been unofficial reports that some people in Tanzania, including one in Dar es Salaam, had died of what was suspected to be Ebola virus disease.
[MSF] Paris/Goma -More than a year into the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the disease has killed over 2,000 people. The mortality rate in this outbreak is around 67 per cent(1), which is comparable with the mortality rate in the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak, when neither therapeutic treatments, nor a vaccine, were available.
[Africa Check] The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soul searching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check summarises the available research on the issue.
[New Times] Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria.
[East African] Kenya this week kicked off a five-day national polio vaccination campaign in areas with greatest risk of transmission as the United Nations warned that outbreaks in some countries in the Horn of Africa threaten Africa’s and global efforts to eradicate the disease.
EBOLA SHOULD never have made it to Goma, the second biggest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It did because a pastor, who had been in Butembo apparently trying to cure patients by laying hands on them, then travelled back. At each of the three health checkpoints he passed through, he gave a fake name, keeping his temperature down with heavy doses of paracetamol
[The New Humanitarian] ‘To protect ourselves, we live in anonymity.’
[East African] Uganda is the first and only country in Africa to reach and surpass the World Health Organisation 2020 target of ensuring access, treatment and awareness creation of Hepatitis B, according to a new scorecard launched to track progress against the viral infection on the continent.
[TechCrunch] Ethiopia is flexing its ambitions to become Africa’s next startup hub.
[Reporter] The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented an award recognizing Ethiopia’s House of People’s Representatives (HPR) legislative actions it passed to ban tobacco smoking indoors and in public places in Ethiopia.