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How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costs

Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities...

By Abdhalah Ziraba 17 hours ago

Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, land in Washington DC for a two-week visit...

By Madhukar Pai 3 days ago

Antimalarials less effective in malnourished children

The most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children, a University of Cape Town study shows...

16 Aug 2019

Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC's Ebola response. How he can make a difference

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared...

By Mosoka Fallah 12 Aug 2019

The WHO wants to rid the world of hepatitis by 2030: why it's a tough ask

Four years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. Known as a "silent killer" disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver...

By Pauline Bakibinga 31 Jul 2019

Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn't a silver bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

By Yap Boum 23 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

How the DRC's Ebola crisis has led to children dying from measles

Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus...

By Benjamin Kagina 10 Jul 2019

Change across healthcare ecosystems in Africa

Over the last 100 years, healthcare systems across the African continent have started to evolve and transform slowly, in line with parallel changes experienced in the economic growth and social development of each country...

By Anuschka Coovadia 5 Jul 2019

Ambitious plans to vaccinate more than a million against cholera

Phase 2 of the biggest ever oral vaccination campaign against cholera is taking place in 15 health districts in the four central provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...

4 Jul 2019

How Africa's porous borders make it difficult to contain Ebola

More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities' efforts - such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours - the disease has spread...

By Mosoka Fallah 18 Jun 2019

Decolonising healthcare

Colonialism's influence is everywhere from board rooms in Geneva, Switzerland, to Ebola treatment wards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

6 Jun 2019

Drone to deliver life-saving blood

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) intend to save more lives by using drone technology to deliver blood to hospitals in remote areas...

3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Re-envisioning Africa's healthcare system

To achieve universal healthcare in Africa, strong leadership, good governance structures and partnerships with the private sector are required to build a strong public health sector....

31 May 2019

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