The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak has reached 124, officials said on Tuesday, as they cautiously welcomed a slowdown in infections.
The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe is reported by local media to have said that he was surprised by his earlier appointment as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The Zimbabwean government has reacted angrily to the decision by the World Health Organization to remove President Mugabe from the post of Goodwill Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa.
The president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe on Sunday was removed from the role of a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization (WHO) after his appointment last week.
The appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups.
Nigeria's Bayelsa State has been hit by a suspected monkeypox outbreak with local media reporting that at least 10 people have been quarantined to prevent further spread.
More deaths have been recorded in Madagascar from the plague outbreak which has hit the Island country over the past two months. The death toll has now risen to 30 according to officials on Wednesday.
The deadly plague in Madagascar has killed 19 people in the past two months with health officials recording 104 suspected cases.
The Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga has sparked renewed debate over tetanus vaccines in the east African country claiming on Monday that the vaccine makes women infertile, backing the Catholic Church’s rejection of the vaccines.
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.