Health systems rarely consider that patients switch between hospitals or primary health care centres and indigenous medicine for their health issues.
Direct Relief/Tobin Greensweig
In countries where health systems are limited, collaboration between traditional healers and health professionals may help fill the gaps.
Hundreds of activists protest against corruption in Nairobi, Kenya.
As news of mega corruption scandals continue to dominate headlines in Kenya, the economy has taken a major hit.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
VAR is already proving controversial at this year’s World Cup.
EPA/ Yuri Kocketkov
VAR is part of a wider trend of digitalisation that threatens to make football less natural and spontaneous.
Trucks returning from Libya to Niger.
As in the Mediterranean, travel through the Sahara is difficult and unnecessarily dangerous by increased checks and control.
US President Trump holds up a space policy directive he just signed during a meeting of the US National Space Council 18 June 2018.
The Outer Space Treaty has guided global exploration and use of outer space since 1967. Trump's 'Space Force' may not be a good fit.
A man gets his drinking water from a Cape Town neighbourhood in 2017.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
Psorophora ferox female, a potential vector for Madariaga virus. Photo taken on Heritage Island, Anacostia River, in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2012.
The collapse of Venezuela's public health system has terrible consequences inside the country, but it also is giving rise to mosquito-borne viruses that could spread to nearby countries.
The Northern Hemisphere gets its biggest dose of daylight.
Takmeng Wong and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center
The tilt of Earth's axis as it orbits the sun results in the seasonal changes.
Morocco’s World Cup squad training in St.Petersburg, Russia.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
A new study shows foraging for pollen and nectar causes stress in bees.
Ralf Hirschberger/AAP Images
The work honey bees do is critical for our ecosystems, but it comes at a high personal cost.
Men walk on the wreckage of a building destroyed by air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 6, 2018.
Yemen's civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
Vinay Vaars/Wikimedia Commons
For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world's biggest river catchments.
Cattle that are grass-fed, antibiotic- and growth hormone-free gather at a farm in Oregon in 2015. There’s a debate over whether antibiotic use in livestock makes germs more resistant to the drugs, and results in infections being passed on to humans who consume the meat.
(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
The use of antibiotics in raising livestock is complex. We could be moving towards a less-than-ideal result due to poor understanding, over-simplistic messaging and a rush for competitive advantage.
Egenie told her story for her father whom she describes as her friend and mentor.
Wider access to technology has increased possibilities to share stories via digital means.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa identifies land reform as critical factor of addressing the country’s economic challenges.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watch the action during the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia that opened the 2018 World Cup.
Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
The Russian leader seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and enhance his popularity at home.
Section of a tumor observed with an optical microscope. The two white forms with brown borders are blood vessels. Inside, gold nanoparticles accumulate against their walls.
Mariana Varna-Pannerec (ESPCI)
Gold can be used to make jewelry, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are currently underway in the United States where patients are being treated with gold nanoparticles.
In a historic move, the national parliament has legalised procedures up to 14 weeks.
Toni Kroos is the only East German on the German national soccer team.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.