Africa's great green wall suffers from a major mismatch between ambition and effort. But that's not to say it should be ditched altogether.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
About three million people globally are 'missed' each year for Tuberculosis diagnosis. Many of them will die, some will get better, others will continue to infect others.
Antenatal care is a vital time for both mother and unborn baby. It promotes and establishes good health before childbirth and after delivery.
Evidence suggests a strong relationship between sustainability and the global competitiveness of a country. Nigerian businesses need to embrace it in order to thrive.
How can African research universities be more responsive to African countries' needs? And how can these universities work together to leverage funding for research informed by African realities?
Discussing end-of-life care -helps patients, their families and their healthcare teams plan for the future and end of life care.
The focus of food production systems, including aquaculture, must move beyond maximising yields to consider nutritional quality too.
Most Africans see courts as legitimate but only a slim majority trust them while one in three people believe judges are corrupt.
South Africa did a brilliant job of increasing access to safe water for millions of people after the first democratic elections in 1994. But it hasn't kept up the good work.
The United Nations has seldom been under more pressure to prove it's valuable. But it might have found a way.
A five-year project announced today will implement an innovative water-sensitive approach tailored to informal settlements. The goal is to revitalise 24 communities in Fiji and Indonesia.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
As East Africa becomes warmer, the threat of climate sensitive diseases such as malaria, Rift Valley Fever and cholera is increasing.
Despite increased global awareness about poor conditions in slums, the health of their inhabitants is a little studied phenomenon.
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them.
Our cities need to become much more efficient not just to conserve precious resources but to improve the economy, wellbeing and resilience to environmental change and disasters.
Community participation is vital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. But at the moment it often comes too little, too late.
Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges