A World Health Organization emergency committee met Thursday to determine if the monkeypox outbreak spreading in non-endemic countries constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The closed door meeting, including 16 committee members and eight advisors, will make a recommendation to WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who will decide whether to designate […] Continue reading ->
Africa has the scientific and intellectual capital to develop new interventions to tackle global health challenges. Particularly when local problems emerge, surely local research is the best path towards a solution. But pursuing this path requires funding that will support and promote the growth and expertise of Africa’s scientists.  Africa is plagued by many epidemics […] Continue reading ->
Fifteen non-endemic World Health Organisation(WHO) member states have reported 95 confirmed cases of monkeypox between 13-22 May – but the language and imagery used to report the outbreak has raised concerns over the reemergence of disease-related stigma against LGBTI and African members of society.  Based on currently available information, the WHO said that cases have […] Continue reading ->