Launch of ALM Leaders Speak Podcast Series

  • June 28, 2021

The African Union Commission convened global and regional health leaders, National Heads of States, and Governments in Addis Ababa on the 9th February 2019 for the African Leadership Meeting (ALM) – Investing in Health. A crucial outcome of the meeting was the AU Assembly Decision Assembly/AU/20(XXXII): “Addis Ababa Commitment

New Success With A New Malaria Vaccine Registered

  • June 28, 2021

A team of researchers based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, studied the new R21 malaria vaccine in 450 children—the key population is the most urgently needed vaccine. They found it to be safe and have unprecedented efficacy in those aged 5-17 months. In this controlled trial, 105 of the 147

MTV Base Joins the #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe Movement

  • June 28, 2021

In a strong show of support for the fight against malaria, ViacomCBS Networks Africa (VCNA) – through its brand channels MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central – has come on board to support the #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe campaign! This new partnership aims to raise awareness, drive education and engage young

The Pilot of A New, Shorter Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment

  • June 28, 2021

TB treatments are notoriously hard to adhere to, and a shorter regimen is here to offer a breakthrough. People at high risk of developing tuberculosis will soon access a once-weekly pill that prevents TB bacteria from developing into a contagious case. The rollout continues in five AU Member States:

Launch of the Global AIDS Strategy (2021-2026)

  • June 28, 2021

In June 2021, the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) released a new global AIDS strategy for the next five years. The Strategy sets out evidence-based priority actions and bold targets to get every country and every community on track to end AIDS as a public health threat