Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Even when cases of measles are detected in clinics, limited diagnostic and communication infrastructure can delay the response.
Research shows previous fires increased child mortality and reduced growth rates.
It’s essential to consider the food industry’s role when it comes to food environments that offer unhealthy, cheap and enticing options.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
The current outbreak refuses to give in to efforts by an international team of health care workers, armed with vaccines and treatment that did not even exist during previous episodes.
African researchers are on the front line of the fight to find a vaccine that will protect people against Ebola.
The steady flow of politicians and government staffers switching sides to lobby for powerful food, alcohol and gambling companies is a threat to public health.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.
There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Recent discoveries on the effects of live attenuated vaccines challenge the current vaccine paradigm and question vaccination policies.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
In some countries, parents are fined if they don't vaccinate their child or they have to go on a course before being granted an exemption to vaccinate. Are any of these options right for Australia?
The Spanish city is remaking urban neighbourhoods by limiting through traffic in superblocks that give priority to pedestrians and street activities, not cars.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
While no deaths have been reported in Ethiopia so far, outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease spread rapidly and have severe impacts on public health.
The 'superblocks' are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.