Many diseases are becoming resistant to the antibiotics that have treated them for decades. Tuberculosis is one of those diseases. In the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, one laboratory is trying a new mix of drugs in the battle against tuberculosis.
Madagascar is struggling to contain an outbreak of plague in several cities. Over 20 people have died. Plague can be treated when diagnosed early, says WHO Madagascar country representative Charlotte Ndiaye.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry honors a process that allows researchers to study the 3-D structures of vital proteins in living organisms. It's leading to new drugs. But it's shocking… and cold.
A new report published by the World Health Organization has revealed "record-breaking progress" in the fight against tropical diseases. Broader poverty issues, however, threaten to stagnate further improvements.
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