The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks in Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being closely monitored since its resurgence of Ebola in Beni on 10 April 2020. The outbreak has gone 27 days without a new case, but the WHO has identified one new probable case of EVD was retrospectively validated in Mabalako, increasing the overall case-count by one. This case was believed to be infected on 22 May 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand in Africa. The cumulative case count surpasses 100 000, with an average of 2 000 cases reporte
This update to a previous study found the 2020 goal of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) elimination as a public health problem possible.
Scientists assessed the burden of disease in the 21 francophone African countries and compared the results with those for their non-francophone counterparts in three economic communities: the Economic Community of West African States, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the Southern African Development Community.
The Phase 2b/3 study, named HVTN 702 or Uhambo, began in 2016 and was taking place in South Africa. The study was canceled because independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) found during an interim review that the regimen did not prevent HIV. The board did not express any concern regarding participant safety.
The United Nations World Health Organization conducted an exercise in partnership with the East Africa Community (EAC) to test preparedness and response to Rift Valley Fever like virus outbreak.