Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
Critical standards of evidence must be met to merit the WHO's new diagnostic category for addicted gamers.
The placenta could hold the answers to why HIV positive women report higher rates of premature deliveries.
If England eliminates hepatitis C, it will be the first country to do so. But how feasible is it?
Coordinated international efforts may be key to improving the life expectancy and health of many snakebite victims.
Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnagagwga has offered a glimmer of hope to LGBT people in the country.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
South Africa's data rollout of its pre-exposure prophylaxis shows that there is a relatively slow, but increasing, uptake. However, more needs to be done to target young women.
People in countries that value autonomy highly drink more alcohol than people in countries that value tradition.
Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while.
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
India's laissez-faire attitude to drug regulation is a serious threat to global efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.