Health

WHO says Ebola cases pass 20,000

More than 20,000 people infected by the deadly virus, World Health Organisation says, as UK confirms case in Glasgow.

Health

Fifteen 'blinded' after India eye surgery

Newspaper says at least 15 people lost their eyesight after cataract surgeries at an 'eye camp' run by an NGO.

Fifteen 'blinded' after India eye surgery

Lifelines

How to Slay a Dragon

Could Guinea worm, a deadly parasite that has plagued humans for centuries, be eradicated in the next year?

Lifelines

River of Hope

Can prawns stop a massive outbreak of the killer schistosomiasis (bilharzia) parasite in Senegal?

Lifelines

Part 2: The End is in Sight

River blindness causes relentless itching and blindness, affecting the poorest communities in the world.

Part 2: The End is in Sight

Lifelines

Part 1: The End is in Sight

What is causing hundreds of thousands of people to go blind in Ethiopia?

Part 1: The End is in Sight

Health

MSF to launch clinical trials for Ebola virus

International humanitarian group says time running out to find treatment as epidemic causes havoc in West Africa.

Health

Ebola death toll crosses 5,000 mark

WHO says more than 5,000 people have now died in the outbreak that has also sickened 14,000 people.

Ebola death toll crosses 5,000 mark

Opinion

African answers to Ebola

Africa's private sector brings capabilities that are not available in other institutions to the figh

Calestous Juma

by Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma

Opinion

Ebola in West Africa is a wake-up call

What the Ebola crisis tells us about our failing drug development system.

Els Torreele

by Els Torreele
- Piero Olliaro

Els Torreele

Health

West Africans 'abused' in New York over Ebola

African body says children bullied at school and businesses hit due to 'ignorance and panic' around the killer virus.

West Africans 'abused' in New York over Ebola

Health

UN Ebola effort faces 'information challenge'

Top Ebola official says trouble figuring out new infection cases in West Africa makes controlling outbreak difficult.

Health

Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger

Niger witnesses spike in cholera with 38 dying in the month of September alone, taking this year's toll to 51.

Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger

Politics

US diplomat travels to Ebola-hit West Africa

Samantha Power arrives in Guinea as part of regional tour aimed at increasing support against the disease's spread.

Health

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccinations this year

UN agency says it is testing two candidate vaccines, and predicts they could be rolled out to West Africa by December.

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccinations this year