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WHO moves to roll out first malaria vaccine in Africa

Jul. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — As the World Health Organization announces the next step in its rollout of the world’s first authorized malaria vaccine in three African countries, concerns about its value have come from an unlikely source: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, arguably the vaccine’s...

World Health Organization declares Marburg outbreak in Ghana

Jul. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The World Health Organization has declared Ghana’s first outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus disease after labs confirmed the infections in two cases announced earlier this month. The disease, a very infectious hemorrhagic fever in the...

Outbreaks from animals in Africa surge by 60% in last decade

Jul. 14, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of outbreaks of diseases that jumped from animals to humans in Africa has surged by more than 60% in the last decade, the World Health Organization said, a worrying sign the planet could face increased animal-borne diseases like monkeypox, Ebola and coronavirus in the...

Monkeypox outbreak needs a united response, says WHO Africa

Jun. 02, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa must be part of a united global fight against monkeypox, the World Health Organization's Africa office said Thursday, as countries in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere respond to unusual outbreaks of the disease. “We must have one connected global...

Mozambique declares polio outbreak linked to Pakistan

May. 18, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio outbreak Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the disease. The case in Mozambique is the second imported case of polio in southern Africa...