Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that it is still possible to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, even though case numbers have more than doubled in the past six weeks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nepal exposed to climate-sensitive disease outbreaks

Nepal can greatly reduce its vulnerability to climate-sensitive infectious diseases by improving its public health surveillance and prediction capabilities, says a paper due to be published April in Acta Tropica.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A roadmap for adding ivermectin to the malaria toolbox

A group of experts led by Regina Rabinovich and Carlos Chaccour from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has published a roadmap to evaluate—and subsequently implement—ivermectin as a complementary vector ...

Medical research

Africa's genetic material is still being misused

Biodiversity—the variation in all living organisms—is one of Africa's richest assets. As a result, its genetic material is coveted by scientists, biotechnology companies and research institutes globally. For decades, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn't a silver bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations ...

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