Diseases like cholera are among the many health crises Cyclone Idai has created.
Health professionals must work effectively in a team.
Sharing expertise and experiences of different health and social care professionals can improve health care.
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Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
A woman receiving an oral cholera vaccine in Beira, Mozambique.
The flood waters caused by Cyclone Idai have receded. But in some ways, the problems for many of the countries affected, are just beginning.
Signs in Rockland County, New York telling people about free vaccines in an effort to curb the measles outbreak there.
Seth Wenig/AP Photo
As the measles outbreaks spread, public health officials are trying different measures to curb it. Yet there are limits to what they can do as they balance community safety and personal freedom.
Research with Canadian families found that modelling of healthy food intake by fathers, but not by mothers, was associated with a healthier diet among their children.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
Community workers are key to transforming health services and the well-being of communities.
South Africa has the potential to improve primary health care.
There needs to be more focus on treating people before they need a hospital.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
Copious amounts of time spent looking at screens is likely affecting our health – so why aren't we doing anything about it?
West Africa experienced the worst Ebola outbreak between 2013 and 2016.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence.
Doctors at a hospital in Kisumu, Kenya.
East African countries use a scorecard to monitor maternal and child health progress in the region.
Tools like the WHO checklist can lead to better surgical outcomes in countries with limited resources.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
X-rays, CT scans or MRIs may be necessary to detect TB in organs other than the lungs.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death.
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
A community health worker interacting with children in a village South Africa’s Limpopo province.
Anova Health Institute
Community-based HIV programmes helps improve access to health care.
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products.
Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
It's increasingly difficult to manage diseases in inner cities.
Reducing salt intake can save lives.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.