Cholera in West African nations spreading at “alarming” rate, aid group says

Cholera in Africa spreading at ‘alarming’ rate

Malawi, where 12 percent of population is HIV-positive, adopts new UN AIDS guidelines

Malawi adopts UN guidelines on AIDS

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi’s vice president says her AIDS-ravaged southern African country will adopt the latest U.N. health guidelines that call for putting HIV-positive people on drugs sooner.

Report finds developing countries getting more AIDS drugs to pregnant women, others in need

More HIV care for pregnant women in poor countries

UN sends emergency team to Nigeria after more than 200 children die from lead poisoning

UN sends crisis team to Nigeria after lead deaths

Malawi rules out circumcision as AIDS-prevention strategy, says no evidence it works

Malawi rules out circumcision for AIDS prevention

UNICEF: Cholera outbreak in Cameroon ‘worst in 20 years’ with hundreds dead

survived cholera epidemic

Cholera kills 41 in Central African nation of Chad; outbreaks also in Nigeria, Cameroon

survived cholera epidemic

Passenger dies from ovarian cancer aboard Delta flight from Nigeria to Atlanta


In South Africa, doctors and activists worry about impact of strike on AIDS patients

AIDS patients hurt by South African strike

Merck, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commit $60M to Botswana HIV/AIDS partnerships


Zimbabwe opposition co-founder and veteran labor activist Gibson Sibanda dies at 66


Kenyan court gives 8-month sentence to 2 tuberculosis patients for skipping their medications


Volunteers help at S.African state hospitals as nationwide strike hits government services

Amid SAfrican strike, volunteers help at hospitals

Uganda anthrax outbreak kills 82 hippos, 9 buffalo in national park, spokesman says

Uganda anthrax outbreak kills 82 hippos in reserve

AIDS breakthrough: Vaginal gel helps prevent HIV, herpes infections, African study finds

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Revamping AIDS strategy at home, Obama looks to what worked for Bush worldwide

Obama looks to Bush’s worldwide strategy on AIDS

Semenya’s coach says 800m champ will make Europe comeback, won’t compete at world juniors

Coach: Semenya targeting European return

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya will make her comeback at a European meet but is not fit enough to compete at the world junior championships in Canada, the 800-meter world champion’s coach said Wednesday.

Caster Semenya cleared to return immediately by track authorities and compete as a woman

World champ Semenya cleared to return to track

800-meter champ Caster Semenya cleared to return to track immediately by sport’s ruling body

Semenya cleared to return to track immediately

APNewsBreak: Caster Semenya’s father says sidelined world champion will be cleared

Father: Caster Semenya says she will be cleared

Kenyan prime minister leaves hospital 6 days after procedure to drain fluids from his head

Kenyan prime minister leaves hospital

NAIROBI, Kenya — A spokesman says Kenya’s prime minister has been discharged from the hospital six days after doctors drilled a hole in his head to drain fluids that were putting pressure on his brain.

South African government concerned about spike in deaths after traditional circumcision rites

SAfrica sees rise in post-circumcision deaths

Doctor: Kenyan prime minister has fluids drained from head after pressure buildup, now stable

Kenyan prime minister has fluids drained from head

World Cup trip for Zimbabwe’s HIV Positive Ladies Football Club


Swaziland study shows death rate has doubled in African kingdom with world’s highest HIV rate

Study shows mounting AIDS toll in Swaziland

Child mortality rates up in 6 African nations despite UN Millennium Development Goals push

Child mortality rates up in Africa despite UN push

South African surgeons report transplanting kidneys between patients with HIV infections

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SAfrican health minister: country must use sport to highlight social issues after World Cup


Studies say vuvuzela horn could spread colds and flu, cause hearing loss

Study: Vuvuzela could spread colds and flu

Runner Caster Semenya to hold news conference Thursday on gender verification dispute

Semenya to discuss outcome of gender dispute

CDC: Nigerian lead poisoning outbreak ‘unprecedented’ as doctors struggle to help ill children

CDC: Nigeria lead poisoning crisis ‘unprecedented’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates applauds Nigeria’s anti-polio work, but warns more needed

Bill Gates applauds Nigeria’s anti-polio campaign

Ivory Coast says Drogba will make ’speedy recovery’ after operation on broken arm

‘Successful’ operation gives Drogba WCup hope

AIDS groups protest ban on HIV information centers at FIFA controlled soccer venues

AIDS awareness group

HIV/AIDS patients being turned away in Africa because of donor cuts, aid group says

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Health aid group MSF says donors retreating on AIDS, consequences felt across Africa

Health aid group says donors retreating on AIDS

Health aid group says donors are retreating on AIDS support, consequences felt across Africa

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South Africa midfielder Jali heading to US for tests after discovery of heart condition

South African midfielder has heart condition

South Africa, changing track on AIDS, faces lack of resources and stigmas


Days before Mother’s Day, African, Canadian grandmothers gather in Swaziland to fight AIDS


Children malnourished in Ivory Coast because of inflated food prices, civil war legacy

Child malnutrition hits Ivory Coast despite food

Study: Adult death rates lowest in Iceland and Cyprus, highest in Swaziland and Zambia

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Sierra Leone offers free health care to mothers and children to offset high mortality rates

Sierra Leone: free health care to mother and child

South African President Zuma says his fourth HIV test is negative; encourages HIV testing

South African president says he is HIV-negative

AIDS vaccine researcher in South Africa for conference says recent strides give new hope

AIDS vaccine researcher hopeful

JOHANNESBURG — A leader in the search for a vaccine against HIV, which causes AIDS, said Friday that recent advances have given scientists new reason for hope.

Deadly strain of meningitis his Burkina Faso


Volcanic ash eruption causes Sierra Leone’s national polio campaign to be postponed

Sierra Leone polio shots delayed by volcanic ash

Zambia hit by worst cholera outbreak in years; more than 130 dead and nearly 5,000 affected

Zimbabwe declares cholera

Egyptian President Mubarak resumes duties after last month’s surgery in Germany

Egypt’s president resumes duties after surgery

Caster Semenya’s lawyers say her gender test results say she can compete as a woman

Semenya’s lawyers say tests prove she can compete

Semenya to return to racing June 24 in Spain; world champion will wait for gender test results

Caster Semenya plans to race June 24 in Spain

After threat of legal action, ASA says Semenya could race if she talks ‘to the right people’

ASA: Semenya should ‘talk to the right people’

Semenya announces return to competitive running despite being denied a spot at SAfrican meet

Semenya announces return to competitive running

IAAF asks Athletics South Africa to keep Semenya off track until gender test results known

IAAF asks ASA to keep Semenya from competing

Nigeria: New lawsuit seeks to force doctor to give full statement on ailing president’s health

Nigeria: Lawsuit asks for condition of president

Zimbabwe newspaper apologizes to Britain’s Queen over Internet pregnancy photo

Zimbabwe newspaper apologizes to Britain’s Queen

South Africans to hand out 2.5 billion condoms during world’s largest HIV testing campaign

Workers to give out 2.5 billion condoms in SAfrica

Retired doctors to help implement world’s largest HIV testing campaign in South Africa

Retired doctors to help test for HIV in SAfrica

HIV, TB cut life expectancy in mountainous African kingdom of Lesotho

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