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A sign points the way to the Corona Vaccination Centre. At the vaccination centre, people over the age of 60 can now receive their Corona vaccinations without having to make an appointment. The vaccine used is from Astrazeneca, which is now only administered to people aged 60 and over on the recommendation of the Standing Commission on Vaccination. Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

German coronavirus situation ‘very, very serious,’ – RKI

(dpa) - The coronavirus situation in Germany remains "very, very serious" according the country's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control, which recorded high...
Africa Map

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4.06 million – Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,062,388 as of Thursday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Africa Map

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.87 mln mark: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed cases in the African continent reached 1,870,348 with a death toll of 44,849 as of Sunday afternoon, the Africa Centers...
Israeli health ministry

Leading U.S. health agencies’ credibility at risk under political pressure

The credibility of two leading U.S. health agencies has been questioned after they made controversial coronavirus-related decisions under possible political pressure, according to a...
Nigeria's border closure

About 20 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19 – Africa CDC

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that 20 African countries are under full border closure due to...

Libya reports 395 new COVID-19 cases

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Thursday reported 395 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Experts voice concerns over U.S. inaction in assisting Africa amid pandemic

Experts have voiced concerns over the U.S.' inaction in joining the international community to help Africa amid the pandemic, the continent hit hardest...

Libya reports 489 new COVID-19 cases

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Wednesday reported 489 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to...
African Union

AU commends China for continued support to building Africa’s capacity of disease control, prevention

The African Union (AU) has highly commended China for the country's continued support and assistance to Africa's capacity building endeavors in disease control and...
H7N9 avian flu

For Americans, flu far greater a threat than novel coronavirus

For Americans, the flu is a far graver health threat than novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite all the anxieties and media hype on the...
non-communicable disease

Resource mobilisation for Non-Communicable Disease Control Yields Results

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), has revealed that investing in non-communicable disease control generates major financial and health gains. According to...

West African nations establish regional center for disease control

Health authorities in West Africa have set up a regional Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Abuja, Nigeria to deal with pandemics such as...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

CDC Aids Ghana Health Services

Lead, Ghana Second Year (2YL) of life Project under the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US, on Thursday donated laboratory drugs worth...
Rift Valley Fever

Officials say 80 have died in Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

A total of 137 confirmed cases have so far been recorded since the disease broke out last November, the official told Xinhua on...
European Union

EU urges Kenya to increase coffee research to improve productivity

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan said the European economic bloc will work with Kenya on vital coffee research to help...

A regional center for disease control is to be hosted by Nigeria

Nigeria has volunteered to serve as the regional Center for the Disease Control for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a statement...

IOM Step Up Support For Safe Migration Systems

IOM has step up its support for building cross-border public health capacity and safe migration systems in West Africa to contain Ebola and other...

Ebola outbreak in Senegal over

World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission...

Senegals Ebola Situation Stabilizes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the situation in Senegal, which confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease on August 29, remains stable. A...
experimental Ebola drug ZMapp

Nigeria puts in requests for trial Ebola drug

Nigeria requested the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp on Wednesday, as the country reported its third death from the virus ravaging several West African nations. "The...