Health News on Africa

Latest Health News
  • IRIN news- Health
    Website of the IRIN news service of the UN Office for the Coordinaton of Humanitarian Affairs.
    The mission of is to serve as a platform for the dissemination of credible health news and information from Africa to the rest of the world and from the rest of the world to Africa
  • Pambazuka Health News
    Health news. Pambazuka News is a weekly electronic newsletter covering news, commentary, and analysis, and a range of other resources on human rights and development in Africa.
  • Health Systems Trust- News
    News information page of the Health Systems Trust (HST), of South Africa. Established in 1992, HST is an independent body, which works towards the development of comprehensive, equitable and effective national health systems in South Africa and within the SADC region. HST collects news relevant to southern Africa from a variety of sources and the site contains a search function.
  • AFRONets-News
    News subsection of AFRO-NETS website; African networks for health research and development: A clearinghouse website for news, announcements, contact information, e-mail contributions, and online documents from newsletters on malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, other diseases and health issues facing African populations.
  • MEDLINE- Pub Med. U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Through PubMed, one can now search, for free, MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's database of over 8 million citations to articles in 3,800 biomedical journals on medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care. The journals are published in the U.S. and 70 other countries. Citations date back to 1966.
  • Medilinks: the Gateway for Health Information in Africa
    Medilinks is an online source of relevant, concise health related information for Africa. The site emphasizes current health information. It also contains regional and country based health statistics plus fact sheets on numerous diseases.
  • SA HealthInfo: the South African Health Knowledge Network
    This site provides access to full text articles, journals and newsletters, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, nutrition, medical interventions, and traditional medicine. SA HealthInfo serves as a clearinghouse for health research in southern Africa.
  • Health on the Net Foundation- News, Africa
    This site provides links to current news related to health and African. Health on the Net Foundation (HON) is one of most respected not-for-profit portals to medical information on the Internet. HON is a Swiss foundation, operating out of Geneva with the support of local Geneva authorities.
  • World Health News- Harvard
    World Health News is an online news digest from the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health, U.S. It includes original reporting and a digest of news stories and commentaries from newspapers and magazines worldwide. The site is designed for policy makers, journalists, public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates.
  • News- West Africa Doctors and HealthCare Professionals Network
    Provides links to current news items including news from the BBC and MedicineNet.
  • BBC World Service, Africa
    This is a link to search results for BBC news stories related to health and Africa.
  • Aegis- Today's HIV News
    The AIDS Education Global Information System (Aegis) provides news about HIV/AIDS from around the world, updated hourly. Also, links to information on conferences and special interest topics.
  • Inter Press Service- Africa Health
    With fresh content every day, Inter Press Service - Africa features reporting from the network of IPS Africa correspondents, with material in English, French, and Kiswahili. Lead news stories are complemented by themed links.
  • ProMED- Mail- International Society for Infectious Diseases
    ProMED-mail - the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed.
  • Africa Information Project- Health News
    Africa- related health news provided by the Africa Information Project in conjunction with
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Extensive information on the health situation in North, West, Central, East, and Southern Africa. Advice regarding malaria drugs.
  • Reuters Health Information Service
    The site contains Reuters' daily compilation of news articles for professionals and consumers. It includes weekly columns and keyword access to recent articles. Registration is required (free).