Vaccines need to be kept cold to remain effective. A lack of power in remote areas makes this difficult, reducing the reach of the life-saving pharmaceuticals.
Health workers promote exclusive breastfeeding to HIV positive mothers more than they do to mothers who are negative.
Corruption in Nigeria's health sector can be eliminated by the implementation of a few simple strategies.
South Africa's health care needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.
High-tech drones and low-tech 'bucket and spade' are helping Malawians fight malaria.
A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
In Maasai communities women have no autonomy to make decisions about their nutrition and that of their children.
Uganda needs to face the reality that many young people are sexually active and need information to protect themselves.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
Cuban doctors have specific expertise in dealing with diseases like malaria which remains a major problem in Kenya.
Teenagers with HIV in childcare facilities have to deal with the challenges of adolescence
while living with the disease.
South Africa has made significant progress with some of the sustainable development goal targets. But with others its lagging far behind.
Many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health.
In countries where health systems are limited, collaboration between traditional healers and health professionals may help fill the gaps.
Teams administering the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in a race against time to find and help people exposed.
Tanzania would like more than 80%of births to be overseen by skilled health care providers
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
As rain continues to fall in Kenya, national and county governments must put measures in place to prevent a Rift Valley fever outbreak.
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
Considerable effort has gone into improving laboratory services in many African countries. But the quality of tests is questionable.
Class action is a newish feature within South Africa's legal landscape. Cases such as the silicosis matter are likely to influence many more.
People living close to mine dumps are more inclined to show symptoms of asthma.
Family physicians have started to play a key role in the district health system in South Africa.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
Manufacturing one of the world's most important vaccines will have several benefits for South Africa.