New typhoid vaccine enters the immunisation menu

Experts say it could have a 'huge impact' on the 22 million cases, and 220,000 deaths, from typhoid each year. Crucially it works in children, who are at high-risk of the infection, unlike other typhoid vaccines. It is hoped the vaccine could eventually help countries eliminate typhoid. Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella Typhi bacteria and symptoms

Spotlight on African medical publishing

The Africa Health team have chosen a selection of African health journals that may be of interest to you. Simply click on the front cover of your choice and it will take you through to their website.

If you would like your journal to be considered for inclusion on the website, please send a high resolution version (300dpi) of your latest front cover and a link to your website to

The visual argument

Here, the Africa Health team have chosen a selection of health videos that may be of interest to you.

If you would like your health video to be considered for inclusion on the website, please send a URL link of your video and the source to

'The Malaria Lifecycle - Human Stages' video was created by the Medicines for Malaria Venture and The Wellcome Trust.