Kenya needs to develop effective cancer testing and treatment options.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.
Health investments raise worker productivity, but firms may not observe changes in worker effort. Technology that measures physical activity demonstrates these potential gains.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
In the 50 years following the discovery of the Marburg virus there have only been 12 known outbreaks.
Every part of the Moringa tree can be consumed: leaves and its pods) can be eaten and the seeds, bark, flowers and roots can be used as medicine.
Chronic kidney disease is a global problem with about 10% of the world's population suffering from the disease.
A strike by Kenyan nurses points to the country's failure to manage the devolution of responsibility for health care from national to county governments.
Health authorities in South Africa have launched an investigation to find the food source that has resulted in an unprecedented increase in listeria cases across the country.
By tackling local threats and controlling existing diseases, countries are able to build the capacity needed to deal with future emerging disease threats.
The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It's important to identify high risk individuals to provide counselling and social support.
The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there's been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central Africa.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care.
Hepatitis viruses are serious infections that damage the liver. There is an urgent need to deal with increased Hepatitis B infections in Kenya.
The strategy to eliminate human rabies is straight forward: vaccinate dogs, provide prompt post-exposure vaccines, public education and awareness on prevention.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
Medical mediation has become a buzzword in health departments across the world as an alternative to taking legal action to solve disputes.
Many states in Nigeria are reeling from cholera outbreaks. They need better health and sanitation infrastructure to disrupt transmission of the bacteria which cause the disease.
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how some people are more susceptible to posttraumatic stress disorder.
Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
People who attempt suicide can access medical care at their clinics but psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers are not part of the primary health care setting.
Sub-Saharan countries have unprecedented opportunities to substantially improve health outcomes within a generation, largely with their own resources.
The introduction of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis drugs in Kenya aims at reducing new HIV infections among people facing substantial ongoing risk.
In South Africa one of the biggest barriers to suicide prevention is that psychiatric and substance use services are often not integrated.
Traditional medicine is believed to be accessible and affordable but should be made complimentary to contemporary medicine in the treatment of mental disorders.
HIV remains a synonym for death in Kinshasa and many leave testing and treatment until it's too late. It's not common knowledge that an infected person can live a normal and healthy life.