Poverty, insecurity and social isolation have a major impact on public health.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?
There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
Attacks can have a serious impact on mental health – and contribute to a disturbing negative cycle.
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
The best way to assess a program's effectiveness is see how well it meets the goals for which it was created. Maybe someone could tell the Trump administration.
At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
The reasons are complex and varied.
Political agreements between major political actors aren’t enough to ensure stability in the DRC. Structural changes are needed as is a new approach towards governance.
The middle class concept in Africa has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum threshold for entering it in monetary terms was critically vulnerable to a setback into poverty.
It's time for the regions to step up...
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
Changes to the benefits system delve into the pockets of the poor and will lead to more families and disabled people needing to use food banks.
Most Africans see courts as legitimate but only a slim majority trust them while one in three people believe judges are corrupt.
Mobile phones are often touted as technology that can help bring economic benefits to the poor. But the benefits to those living in rural and remote areas without other infrastructure are limited.
Banking in a highly financialised society like Britain could be seen as akin to a fundamental human right.