At GHN, we read thousands of stories every year. Some of them stick with us even after the headlines fade. The best help us see what had been invisible, reveal a new perspective, and make us think.  

A year ago today, the WHO confirmed the first 4 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s latest outbreak. Back then, hopes were high that a vaccine could squash the outbreak quickly. Experts now say it could drag on for months or years, NPR reports.

NYAMIRAMA—Building a basketball court right next to the Nyamirama Health Center was no coincidence. The strategically placed court is part of a deliberate effort to improve access to health education and services in Rwanda’s Kayonza district, visited by a busload of ICFP…

Many delegates will trickle into Kigali, Rwanda this weekend for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning with little fanfare—but the youth are already starting to steal the show, with a virtual youth relay that started in Mombasa, Kenya earlier this week.

In poor countries, undiagnosed strep throat “can become a long, slow death sentence,” writes Denise Grady. Left untreated, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease can follow, gradually degrading heart valves.   Team Heart flies surgeons to Rwanda annually to perform…

Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana, a 27-year-old Rwandan, survived the slaughter of his entire Tutsi family at the hands of Hutu fighters. 2 decades-plus since the genocide, Rwanda’s economy has grown 7-fold, and the country is alive with youthful ambition.

Are you a physician in Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia or Malawi? From your computer or tablet, you can complete the first Medical Certification for Cause of Death (MCCOD) course designed specifically for the African region.

Rift Valley fever’s simmering attack on East Africa may be getting worse as Uganda’s health ministry has reported cases in 2 districts.   Rwanda has reported cases in animals and suspected human cases as well, according to a WHO report released yesterday. These follow a…

More research is needed in low-resource countries with soaring road traffic injuries and deaths. Catherine Staton, of Duke University, and colleagues found one promising strategy for research. They surveyed motorcycle taxi drivers in Rwanda, Sri Lanka and…

GENEVA – Rwandan Sen. Richard Sezibera spelled out the challenge this way: Ebola in 2014. Zika in 2016. Plague in 2017. Ebola again in 2018. “Microbes have always been on the warpath, and they are reminding us they remain on the warpath,” Sen. Sezibera said at a World…