Member of MSF Nigeria Emergency Response Unit (NERU) attends a woman in the meningitis treatment center run by MSF in Sokoto Mutalah Mohamad Hospital.

A three-year drought has left more than half a million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in Somaliland.

More than 100,000 people have left their homes in search of food.

ZAMFARA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When six-year old Mohammed Waziga arrived at a health centre in northwest Nigeria complaining of joint pains and drowsiness, he was given an injectio

Medical samples from four of the victims of a disease in Liberia that initially baffled scientists have tested positive for a type of meningitis, the minister of health said on Monday.

Evidence suggests a mysterious illness that has killed 12 people in Liberia is linked to food or drink poisoning and is not a viral infection, the UN said Friday, while confirming three new cases.

The ministry of health has confirmed an outbreak of Germany measles also known as Rubella in Agago district in northern Uganda.

More people have died following the outbreak of a mysterious illness that began in southeastern Liberia but has spread to the capital, with 12 unexplained deaths so far, health authorities told AFP

Abuja – At least 66 people have been confirmed dead from a severe outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria.

World Asthma Day is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma with the goal to improving asthma awareness and care around the world.

Poor lab capability, surveillance and lack of sanitation are enabling the spread of a typhoid strain that is resistant to drugs, a researcher has warned.

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