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The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has announced that a new case of Ebola has been detected in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province, where a previous outbreak was declared over in...
Tanzania’s health minister Dr Dorothy Gwajima has officially ruled out government plans to secure COVID-19 vaccines; days after the president of the country claimed “vaccines are not a good thing.” The World Health Organization (WHO)-Africa Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti last...
A drop in risk perception about COVID-19 in Africa, coupled with the emergence of new coronavirus variants have likely contributed to the surge of new cases of the viral infections and deaths on the continent, experts say. “We have had...
A global pharmaceutical company Novartis has entered a reviewed partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a move aimed at improving access of medicines to treat leprosy in affected countries up to the end of 2025. The partnership was...
In an unprecedented move, a mayor in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania has ordered councillors to take off their face masks at a meeting. Calls on Tanzanians to take precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus have mounted in recent...
The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti has urged Tanzanians to ramp up public health measures against COVID-19, reassuring them that vaccines work. This comes a day after the country’s President John Magufuli said that...
A COVID-19 test now costs $100(TSh231, 900) for Tanzanians travelling abroad as well as tourists visiting or leaving the country, the government said in its latest guidelines. Residents were initially required to pay TSh40, 000 for the test. The cost...
.  Algeria's Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. This follows Africa’s first COVID-19 case which was reported earlier this month in Egypt. The virus continues to spread in China and cases...