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Ugandan starts largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a potential spillover of the deadly hemorrhagic fever from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola outbreak has killed more than a thousand people in DRC, WHO says

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than a thousand people since it started nine months ago, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

World Bank raises $700 million for storm-hit African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

The World Bank announced on Friday that it had raised over half a billion dollars to help people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, three African nations hit by Cyclone Idai in...

Once a refugee in U.S.A., now head of one of Liberia’s biggest NGOs, Faith Akovi Cooper is a woman taking charge

Madam Faith Akovi Cooper knows how to summarize her inspiring life story with a stark contrast. She remembers being a refugee in the United States just over two decades ago, but...

Kenyan hospital to ‘release’ 250 patients ‘detained’ over unpaid bills

A hospital in Kenya's capital Nairobi would be 'releasing' 250 patients who have been 'detained' because they were unable to pay their hospital bills, local media have reported.

Don’t take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes: American doctors reverse recommendation

American doctors have reversed a very popular recommendation around the world that taking a low-dose aspirin every day can prevent a heart attack or stroke for most adults, according to guidelines...

Learning HIV prevention from the United States | Opinion

By Gbadebo Odularu, TODAY NEWS AFRICA, USATomorrow, 10 March, would mark the United States National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day....

BREAKTHROUGH: London man cleared of HIV, second man on earth

Doctors in the United Kingdom said on Monday that a man with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been cleared of the infection.He is only the...

African Business Coalition for Health launched in Ethiopia

An ambitious platform designed to bring together business leaders in Africa to collaborate with heads of government and other stakeholders to tackle basic health challenges in Africa has been launched in...

Buhari inaugurates “advanced” cancer treatment center in Lagos – Nigerian standard

It was not clear whether the center was equipped with PET scanners, the latest types of cancer diagnosis scanners being manufactured by companies such as General Electric in the United States,...
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HEAR IT: Student testifies Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua helped her secure Oxford University admission with prayers

A Nigerian student in UK who gained admission into the prestigious Oxford University has acknowledged that...
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Crawling to the Olympics: Nigerian ministers-designate still training three months after Buhari was sworn in

Ministers-designate and senior government officials in Nigeria are training as if they are going to the Olympics. It's been three months...

Russia-Africa: Putin’s continental strategy

From south of the Sahara all the way north to the Maghreb, Vladimir Putin wants his country to play a leading...

Dasukigate: EFCC arraigns Isabella Oshodin for N22.9bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, August 19, 2019 arraigned Mrs. Isabella Oshodin and Bob Oshodin Organisation Ltd...

Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service Babatunde Fowler not under investigation – Presidency

Following reports making the rounds in some media outlets, it is necessary to state categorically that the Chairman of the Federal...