Tag Archives: Africa

Namibia suspends meat imports from South Africa over foot and mouth disease

FILE PHOTO: A man carries meat to a butcher’s shop in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said on Wednesday. The disease, which causes lesions and lameness… Read More »

UNAIDS 90-90-90 target is reachable for most sub-Saharan Africa countries

A mathematical model has shown that just under half of  countries in sub-Saharan Africa are likely to reach UNAIDS’ ambitious 90-90-90 target and ultimately 73% of all people living with HIV in this region are predicted to be virally suppressed by 2020, researchers report in the November issue of Tropical Medicine and International Health. The… Read More »

Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026

Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by… Read More »