A cholera outbreak in Ghana has claimed nearly 250 lives and infected more than 25,000 people since the beginning of the year, health officials said.
South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over two years to buy HIV/AIDS drugs for public hospitals, a government minister said on Monday, as a study shows the prevalence of the virus is rising.
Pfizer Inc and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday announced an agreement to expand access to the drugmaker's long-acting Sayana Press contraceptive to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries.
- Tinishu Solomon
Business leaders across Africa have committed more than $28.5 million to an initial emergency fund towards Africa's Ebola response in the three affected West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
- Konye Obaji Ori
Poor sanitation in Nigerian communities has been blamed for the death of over 150,000 children each year.