Public concern about the spread of Ebola in Liberia seems to be waning, even though about 10 new cases continue to be reported in the capital Monrovia every day. Now the possibility of Senate elections there next week has health officials especially worried.
Hospitals in West Africa are preparing to receive patients infected with Lassa fever, but the ongoing Ebola outbreak means that’s no easy task. The virus, which emerges regularly, tends to spike in January and February and presents with symptoms very similarly to the Ebola virus.
As a boy growing up in Cameroon, Christian Happi's heroes were American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick. His dream was to work in genetics. Now he's doing the work he finds most meaningful. Happi's lab was among the first to identify the presence of the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria.
Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia and thousands of new cases are expected there in the next three weeks. Lewis Brown, Liberia's information minister, says health workers are turning away patients at the gates of treatment centers in Monrovia because they simply don't have enough beds.
The Harvard physician profiled in the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" says today's media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa could help create the solution needed to stop future outbreaks ... and improve health throughout the continent.
It's been 100 days since the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls. Since the abductions, at least 11 of the girls' parents have died. President Goodluck Jonathan met today with some of the surviving parents,as Nigerian journalist Chude Jideonwo explains
The west African nation Guinea is now the epicenter of the largest Ebola outbreak ever. Dr. William Fischer, a critical care physician from Chapel Hill, North Carolina has just returned from Guinea where he treated Ebola patients. He talks about the medical and emotional toll of the horrific virus.
The abducted Nigerian girls remain front-and-center for the international media. But Zeynep Tufekci of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill warns that all the global attention could backfire and end up empowering Boko Haram.
A US team of military advisers is on the ground in Nigeria to help in the search for more than 200 schools girls abducted more than three weeks ago. Fatima Zanna Gana — one of the leaders of Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign — says some Nigerians are worried about just what the international presence will mean.
Students take a break from their English lesson to talk about what they want to be when they grow up. Classmates gasp with excitement, imagining life as a teacher, an engineer, or the first man on the moon.
More and more South African universities are requiring applicants to take a math and English aptitude test. It helps them gauge students' preparedness, but may also be preventing poor students from applying.