Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.
Data science, led by Africa-based scientists, could play a key role in addressing all of the continent's crucial needs.
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made vaccination and post-infection therapy available. But the number of those infected annually and dying from viral Hepatitis continues to be high.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
The government needs to revise national guidelines to better target PrEP at those that would most benefit from it.
Natural resources are an important factor in explaining why some rebel groups forcibly recruit children into their ranks.
Progress against malaria has stalled. There's been an increase in the number of cases reported since 2015.
Given the high burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a partially effective vaccine is considered better than none.
Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.
The experience from African experts is vital in the search for new and better ways to control malaria.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
The US needs to review whether a security agenda based on US priorities will solve problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Until then we need to get effective, accessible treatment for all who need it, while deploying the many prevention tools at our disposal.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
Data is essential for proper planning, budgeting and implementation of health care policies.