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 calls for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% of...

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 people vaccinated throughout 2018. The campaign will be supported by...

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 of controlling mosquito borne diseases such as malaria and zika. The...

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 change and frequent yet unpredictable natural disasters. The call...

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 investment in the global health partnerships model so far, eclipsing...

Amref Signs Grants from the Global Fund

The Global Fund has granted USD$ 46 million to Amref Health Africa towards tuberculosis disease (‘TB’) and malaria control in Kenya. Kenya was taken a step closer towards the goal of ‘Universal...

World Malaria Report 2017: The Fight Against Malaria Has Stalled

Every two minutes malaria kills a child under five. Resulting from a single mosquito bite, malaria is a deadly, yet preventable and treatable disease. With several malaria prevention tools and treatments...

Turning The Tide In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the 1st December as World AIDS Day, a global public health campaign dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS spread by HIV. Approximately 36.7 million people...

Testing begins on new HIV vaccine in time for World AIDS Day

Every year, on December 1st, World AIDS Day events take place across the world to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV, as well as to commemorate those who have lost their lives as...

[infographic] Global Healthcare Funding

In 2014, total Development Health Assistance (DAH) amounted to $35.9 billion, a drop of 1.6% over the all-time high in DAH reached in 2013. The United States has continued to serve as the largest source...

Millions more children to be protected against disease thanks to UNICEF’s new vaccine deal

Millions more children in the world’s poorest countries will receive the pentavalent vaccination, preventing the infection of five life-threatening diseases after United Nations Children's...