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NIH and Gates Foundation move to develop gene-based cures for sickle cell disease and...

The National Institutes of Health plans to invest at least $100 million over the next four years toward an audacious goal: develop affordable, gene-based...
Kidney Day

Diabetes, Hypertension are the Main Roots of Kidney Disease

Mr Isaac Asare Lartey, a senior Nursing Officer at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Renal unit on Thursday said, diabetes and hypertension are the two...
MoU Novartis

Ghana and Novartis Signs Agreement on Sickle Cell Disease Treatment and Diagnosis

The Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service and other allied agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global medicines company, Novartis, to...

African gov’ts tasked to invest in the fight against Pneumonia

Civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia since the disease accounts for 16% of all...
Ebola Virus

Russia to Help DRC fight Ebola

Russia plans to provide medical assistance to deal with and eradicate the fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic...
Swine flu

Suspected African swine fever kills over 1,000 pigs in northern Zambia

Suspected African Swine Fever has killed over 1,000 pigs in Zambia's Luapula province situated north of the country, state-run news agency reported on Thursday. Luapula...

Cholera cases in Zambian capital climbs to 206

Cholera cases in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, have climbed to 206 since the outbreak of the water-borne disease in October this year, health authorities...
Mohammed Amin Adam

Squalor, disease and growing inequality; evidence of mismanagement of Natural Resources in Africa

The unending squalor, disease, and widening inequality constitute part of the evidence of the mismanagement of Africa’s natural resources by its leaders, Mohammed Amin...

The Risk of Rape, Disease, Neglect, Fate of the Ghanaian Street Child

They lie in open spaces. They have no shelter to hide from the rain and sun and in worst cases; they are exposed to...
Cardiovascular Disease

Two more die of strange disease in Liberia’s capital

The death toll from a strange disease that originated from Liberia's southeastern county of Sinoe has risen to 13, following two more deaths in...

Malaria Cases In Ho Municipal Declines

The Ho Municipality has recorded a decline in Malaria cases from 60,000 in 2015 to 49,000 in 2016, Dr. Senanu Kwesi Dzokoto, Municipal Director...
Ghana Cocoa Board

Cocobod To Conduct Country-Wide Survey On CSSVD Outbreak

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is to treat and rehabilitate a total of 10,000 hectares of diseased and overage cocoa farms in the Western...

Study Shows Cycling Could Reduce Cancer and Heart Diseases

Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked...

George Bush Hospitalized For Further Observation

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized again in Houston for what was termed a mild case of pneumonia, a spokesman said Tuesday. The...

Kenyan smallholder farmers unbowed despite ravages of lethal maize disease

The Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) that has been ravaging the critical staple crop across East Africa since 2011 is yet to diminish the passion...

Pharmacology Students of UDS Step Up Campaign on Sickle Cell Disease

The Department of Pharmacology of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has embarked on a campaign to educate 5000 students on the sickle cell...
Wpid Fluvaccine

Kenya launches oil-based foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

Kenya on Wednesday launched a purified oil-based vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease that aims to boost livestock immunity for longer period of time. ...
Mr Ebenezer Appah-Sampong (right), Deputy Executive Director, EPA inspecting a snail pen

Snails found able to travel far, spreading deadly disease

A new research indicates that parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, up to 27 miles, or 44 kilometers, spreading a deadly disease along the...
A church building

Ghanaians Encouraged To Overcome Fear

Pastor Augustine Yakubu, the Founder and Leader of Mercy Church International, has admonished people not to let fear kill their hope and destiny. He said...

E-cigs Danger: 10 Puffs Pushes Up Your Risk of Heart Disease

Scientists at the world-renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have discovered that just ten puffs on an e-cig is enough to trigger physiological changes that,...
Bees help pollinate around 80 percent of all species of flowering plants, so without them many fruits and vegetables would be unable to reproduce (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)

New Zealand scientists turn up heat on honey-bee killer

Preliminary results from a pilot study by scientists at the government's Plant and Food Research institute indicated that a breakthrough has been made in...

Namibia loses 4,000 chickens to Newcastle disease

The disease that was first detected at Etunda in the north of the country about 760 kilometers from capital Windhoek spread to other three...
Sacrificial animals are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Castle disease: Namibia bans movement and live birds trade

In a notice seen by Xinhua Monday, the agriculture ministry confirmed that the contagious bird disease that is transmissible to humans, has been spreading...

MSF Ending Ebola Care Project In West Africa Soon

The Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa infected more than 28,700 people and killed more than 11,300 men, women and children. Whole families...

Kenya to launch vaccination campaign to reduce carnivore mortality

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Senior Veterinary Officer Dominic Mijele told Xinhua in Nairobi that the vaccination will target dogs living around wildlife habitats. ...

Ghana makes strides in lowering deaths from infectious diseases

while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries Ghanaians are living longer lives than they were 25 years...

RDTs found to be effective in combating malaria

She said the RTD method confirmed the presence or otherwise of malaria parasites before treatment, saying it was beneficial for the nation because it...

Apple Bashed Over iPhone 6 Touch Defect

Apple has been accused of failing to address a "design flaw" said to be causing many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets' screens...
foot-and-mouth disease

New cases of foot-and-mouth disease detected in Mauritius

Mauritius Agro Industry and Food Security Minister Mahen Seeruttun said importation of animals to Rodriegues could have resulted into the virus reaching this tourist...

Former Burundian lawmaker dies

"I consider Augustin Nzojibwami as my educator and also an older brother in terms of politics. He was my teacher of mathematics for two...