Air pollution and the impact on public health in Africa

Air pollution and the impact on public health in Africa

Air pollution has increased significantly in the last 25 years, and that’s having health consequences especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study published in The Lancet medical journal. Researchers found that air pollution – specifically, the small particles measured as less…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

WHO campaign set to reach 13 nations with polio vaccination

A week-long campaign to help end polio is wrapping up in 13 African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. More than 116 million children are receiving vaccinations in what WHO describes as one of the largest synchronized and simultaneous campaigns ever achieved on the African continent. More than 190,000…

Ethiopia’s Tedros among three finalists for WHO director general

The World Health Organization has announced the three finalists running to become the next director general of the agency – and Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has made the short list. Five candidates were interviewed Wednesday before a 34-member executive board, followed by an immediate vote to determine the three finalists. In addition…