Communicable Diseases

5 things you might not know about malaria

Today, 25th April 2018, marks World Malaria Day a critical day to recognise the global efforts to control malaria. Here are 5 things...

Drones are joining the fight against insect borne diseases

Drones are one step closer to combating insect borne diseases after a successful test, the UN has announced. The UN International Atomic...

As global cases of malaria rise, what new methods can be used to prevent its spread?

Malaria experts are warning of a resurgence in the disease as global cases are no longer falling. In 2016, 216 million cases of malaria...

Yellow fever to be eliminated from Africa by 2026, hopes UN

The UN has announced an ambitious aim to eliminate yellow fever in Africa by 2026. The plans will involve vaccinating almost 1 billion...

Health concerns grow in Papua New Guinea following earthquake and aftershocks

WHO has raised concerns about the potential for disease earthquakes in Papua New Guinea following a large earthquake in February 2018...

“No single agency can meet the massive health needs” of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, says WHO

Healthcare is a key priority for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with numerous agencies committing to help provide critical healthcare....

Poverty reduction as effective as medicine in preventing TB

A recent study published in Lancet Global Health has revealed that poverty reduction efforts are as effective at reducing tuberculosis...

Bringing “Health on Wheels” to At-risk Teens in Cape Town

This article was written by Philip Smith, Programme Manager at Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation UNAIDS’ goal for HIV eradication...

Nigeria is set to launch its biggest ever yellow fever vaccination campaign

The government of Nigeria have announced plans for their biggest ever yellow fever vaccination campaign that will see over 25 million...

Are drones the future for mosquito control programmes?

WeRobotics are trialling a new method of mosquito control in Latin America with hopes that they could provide a cost effective method...

Innovate, Save Lives, Advance our World

As we enter 2018, the humanitarian challenges of the previous year amplify, with increasing population numbers, greater impacts of climate...

A mindset not a formula – global health partnerships making an impact in Africa

In many ways, the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) has sailed through uncharted waters. At over £30m, it is the biggest UK Government...