Continued strikes in Nigeria's health care sector has meant that many patients go without much-needed care.
Precision public health has the potential to transform the global health sphere by ensuring that the right interventions are brought to the right people in the right places.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.
Antibiotics that were not originally earmarked to treat TB have shown the first signs of effectiveness and could be added to the much-needed arsenal of drugs to fight the deadly disease.
The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc.
In developing countries mental health care generally takes a backseat when it comes to allocating resources.
In Kenya, not much attention has been paid to addressing pregnant women's nutritional needs. This has exposed a gap in efforts to improve maternal and child health.
An important cell function called endocytosis is revealing a lot about how Alzheimer's develops.
The first experiment to demonstrate that an enriched environment can boost the function of some immune cells.
Cardiovascular disease is the second highest cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. But the lack of awareness around the disease means many people go untreated until it is too late.