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24/07/2019 - Success for African post-partum contraception programme
A royal college initiative to provide post-partum family planning services to women in two African countries has proved successful, according to an analysis published today. More

16/07/2019 - DRC Ebola - still no closer to elimination
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported a new outbreak of Ebola in the city of Goma - while two Ebola responders have been murdered in their home, the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported yesterday. More

16/07/2019 - 20 million children missed lifesaving vaccines
More than one in ten children worldwide – about 20 million – missed out on lifesaving vaccines in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF. More

17/06/2019 - Global support plea for Ebola crisis
An expert has criticised the decision not to declare the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa a global emergency. More

24/04/2019 - Malaria vaccination begins
The first ever national malaria vaccine campaign was launched yesterday in the African country of Malawi. More

16/04/2019 - Global measles outbreak warning
Rates of measles have quadrupled this year globally, including in Europe, the World Health Organisation has warned. More

29/03/2019 - Global study highlights C-section death rates
Death rates from caesarean sections are disproportionately high in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to the largest study to date on risks following C-sections, published today. More

20/03/2019 - Tuberculosis-linked infection measured
Doctors should look for fungal infections when treating TB, researchers have warned. More

03/01/2019 - Pregnancy and kit pull men to HIV testing
A pregnant woman may often be the key to persuading a man to take an HIV test, according to the findings of a major study in Africa. More

03/12/2018 - Polio stays world emergency
The spread of polio in many poor countries remains a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation has said, warning of growing problems in countries such as Afghanistan. More

27/11/2018 - Ebola trial launched
The first randomised controlled trial of a multi-drug treatment for Ebola has begun in Africa, it has been announced. More

20/11/2018 - WHO pledge to step up malaria action as cases rise
Cases of malaria increased last year for the second time this decade, the World Health Organisation has revealed. More

12/10/2018 - C-sections almost double worldwide in 15 years
The number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled to 21% between 2000 and 2015, but in some countries, the rate is more than 40%, startling new figures show. More

20/09/2018 - Improvement found to lupus testing
Researchers have identified two new variants of lupus, from tests on patients in Africa. More

19/09/2018 - World has momentum on TB - WHO
There is “new momentum” globally to tackle the resurgence of drug-resistant TB, the World Health Organisation has reported. More

18/09/2018 - Child under 15 dies every 5 seconds
A child under 15 years dies every five seconds around the world, a UN interagency group report reveals today (18 September 2018). More

13/09/2018 - Global cancer toll reported
More than nine million people globally will die from cancer this year, about a fifth of them in Europe, according to a new analysis of the worldwide increase in the disease. More

12/09/2018 - Second monkey pox patient diagnosed
Two patients have been diagnosed in England with the monkey pox virus, found in Nigeria, it has been announced. More

04/09/2018 - Malaria parasite secret revealed
British scientists are studying a newly-found regulator protein that acts as the “master switch” in the malaria parasite, it was announced last night. More

13/08/2018 - Militia threat to latest Ebola outbreak
The latest Ebola outbreak in central Africa is posing new problems because it is affecting a large urban area with multiple rebel groups operating on its fringes, health officials have warned. More

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