Health Information & Health Organizations on Africa

Health News, Electronic Forum, & E-Journals on the Internet

  • African health monitor. (Online) -- Brazzaville, Republic of Congo ; Harare, Zimbabwe: World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO), 2001-
  • AFRO-NETS Archive, 1997-2015: African Networks for Health Research and Development (Watertown, Massachusetts)
    The archive of a listserv with news, announcements, contact information, and links to online documents from newsletters on malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, other diseases and health issues facing African populations. "An electronic conference for the 'African Networks for Health Research & Development'...established in 1997 to facilitate exchange of information..."
  • AIDS Analysis Africa. (Online) 2004-2010 -- Howard Place, South Africa: Whiteside and van Niftrik Publications, via Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Bellville, South Africa: RedRibbon and Metropolitan AIDS Solutions, 1999-2010.
    This publication, begun in 1999, was a bi-monthly electronic newsletter on HIV/AIDS in Africa.
  • All Africa.Com: Health and Medicine News Summaries from Africa (AllAfrica Global Media, Washington, DC)
    Current news updates compiled from African newspapers and the Pan African News Agency (PANA) on health issues in Africa. See also: AIDS Headlines.
    Warning: articles older than 30 days are only available with a subscription.
  • ARASA--AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa--Newsletter (Windhoek, Namibia)
    The web site includes recent news and campaign documents. "...established in 2002, ARASA is a regional partnership of non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights approach to HIV/AIDS and TB in Southern Africa through capacity building and advocacy."
  • AVERT: Global Information and Education on HIV and AIDS (UK)
  • Bioline International Publications: Abstracts, Full Texts for Selected Journals, and Subscriptions (Centre Referência Informação Ambiental, Brazil ; Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, UK)
    African medical, crop science, insect science, and/or general science journals from Africa and elsewhere are on offer at this site. There are also links to technical reports and newsletters. This program allows the reader to view abstracts for a number of titles without charge. However, to view online or received full texts, paid registration is required. There are journals from Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa.
  • Electronic Networking for Health In Zimbabwe, 1994 (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Equinet newsletter. (Online) -- Oxford, UK: Equity in Health in Southern Africa; via Fahamu, 2001-
    • Current news and information about organizational activities in the health sector of southern African countries; with online back issues since April 2001.
    • See main website for: Equity in Health in Southern Africa below.
  • Ethiopian journal of health development, The. (Online) – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia : Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, 1984–
    The current issue and full archive of back issues are online...and open access. "The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development is currently (2017) a joint scholarly publication of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) and the School of Public Health (SPH), Addis Ababa University.
  • Ethiopian journal of health sciences. (Online) -- Jimma, Ethiopia: Jimma University, 2000-  via AJOL--African Journals Online
    This journal was first published in 1990 by the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences. Since July 2007, it is published 3 times annually by Jimma University.
    --See also: Archive of EJHS, 2010-2017, via PubMed Central
  • International Women's Media Foundation on Africa--Health Issues (Washington, DC)
    • IWMF Home Page
    • Writing for our lives: how the Maisha Yetu Project changed health coverage in Africa (2005) 124 pages in PDF format
    • Deadline for health: the media's response to covering HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Africa (2004) 36 pages in PDF format
    • Reporting on HIV/AIDS in Africa: a manual (2002) 39 pages in PDF format
  • IRIN news on Heath (See UNOCHA--United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs below.)
  • Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria)
    • "JAAIDS Nigeria is a media-based non-governmental HIV/AIDS advocacy organisation in Nigeria." The website offers news bulletins, special reports, discussion fora, and related links on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and West Africa.
  • Malaria and infectious diseases in Africa = Paludisme et maladies infectieuses en Afrique. (Online), Archive 2000 -- Paris: SmithKline Beecham International Africa, 1997-2000.
    See also: the old site. The most recent issue and links to back issues and past conferences are available. "Malaria ... is the first French/English bilingual publication completely focused on malaria. The primary objective of this publication is to give African malariologists the opportunity to know each other, exchange views, find out who is doing what and to envisage the possibilities for south-south collaboration in research."
  • Pambazuka news. (Online): Food and Health -- Oxford, UK; Cape Town, South Africa: Fahamu, 2000-
    "Pambazuka News is a free weekly electronic newsletter covering news, commentary and analysis, and a range of other resources on African human rights and sustainable development."
  • Rezo.Net sur le Sida (Paris, France)
    Un portail des actualités sélectionnées par un automate des médias autour du monde. Voir aussi: Rezo.Net sur l'Afrique.
  • South African health review. (Online) -- Durban, South Africa: Health Systems Trust, 1995-
    An annual review of health policy developments in South Africa: the most recent issue and back issues -- all downloadable in HTML or PDF formats; plus order information.
  • UNOCHA--United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
    IRIN news on Health (New York, USA; Geneva, Switzerland)
    Worldwide news coverage on health impact of conflict and humanitarian emergencies, including conflict-ridden countries in Africa...such as northern Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, etc.

Health Research -- US, African, and International Organizations

HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Conferences on African Health

Bibliographies & Indexes

Traveler's Health Information for Africa

  • CDC Travelers' Health Advisories, 2001--. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Travel Health Online (Shoreland, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
    This site provides health precautions and travel warnings for individual countries -- many with recent updates -- based on reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Dept. of State, and medical news services. Registration is required to access the database.
  • United States Department of State Travel Advisories on Africa (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries)
  • United States Embassies and Other Diplomatic Missions (Africa and elsewhere)