Africa: WHO must explain the Uganda Zika risk claim

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The inclusion, by the World Health Organisation, of Uganda among countries pregnant women should not visit because of the Zika virus is unfortunate and must be challenged. This newspaper yesterday reported that expectant mothers in some European countries, particularly in Belgium, are being advised not to travel to Uganda due to the risk of contracting the Zika virus as flagged […]

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Africa: East and West Africans want Borderless Africa but North Africans don’t- Study

East and West Africans want Borderless Africa but North Africans don’t- Study If Africa’s 1.26 billion people share a dream, beyond peace and progress on the continent, it would be the ability to move freely across its borders. The one thing a refugee traveling by foot might share with rich businessman flying first class is that both are likely to […]

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News: Africa’s Choice Should Lead WHO

By Amadou Mahtar Ba Following intense criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined institutional changes to address the shortcomings that led to a weak and ineffective response. While implementation is beginning under outgoing leader Dr. Margaret Chan, the ambitious reform agenda that global health leaders have demanded will depend on […]

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Africa records first case of Zika virus in Johannesburg

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A Columbian businessman visiting Johannesburg has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in what is the first confirmed known case in Africa. South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed the diagnosis in a late Friday statement. Motsoaledi said the businessman showed symptoms of fever and a rash four days after arriving in the country. “The confirmation of this particular case […]

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