New COVID-19 cases in Africa soared 83% in the past week, 

The WHO recommended COVID-19 boosters for immunocompromised people and inactivated vaccine recipients, sticking largely to its earlier advice despite Omicron fears driving booster expansions in many countries, Reuters reports.  

Efforts to track mutations of diseases circulating in Africa have ramped up during the COVID-19 pandemic, with health officials hoping a bolstered network of labs will serve as a sentinel for future pandemics. 

Neglected tropical diseases—a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections affecting more than 1.7 billion people globally—have held back human progress for millennia, disabling, debilitating, and causing early death if left untreated. Yet NTDs struggle to attract…

As the novel coronavirus marched through Asia, Europe, and North America earlier this year, Africa had a brief chance to prepare. Then, in typical COVID-19 fashion, a small number of imported cases set a blaze that has reached 49 countries.  Africa reported more than 3,600…

One of the biggest unknowns in the COVID-19 pandemic: What will happen in Africa? Home to 1.2 billion people, Africa has seen the novel coronavirus quickly spread to 37 countries and more than 700 cases. Will African countries be able to effectively detect and isolate new…

Recently, an African researcher I met expressed her frustration about how American “kids” with little or no experience come all the time to “advise” her government on what to do about health. I have seen this myself, but her rant really hit a nerve. For the want of a…

A dozen countries across Africa and the Americas are experiencing an alarming uptick in resistance to 2 crucial HIV drugs: efavirenz and nevirapine, according to a WHO report that suggests countries switch to the drug dolutegravir, which is less prone to resistance.

Intro to the Series An estimated 1 in 10,000 people are born with hemophilia, a blood disorder caused by a lack of proteins needed to stop bleeding. While those in developed countries have access to treatment that allows them to lead normal lives, that is not the case for…

Genetically modified crops are a divisive issue and have been met with uneven uptake within Africa and across the globe, according to Matthew Schnurr, a fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.