Women fetching water from a borehole drilled by an aid foundation in Babile, Ethiopia.
Parts of Ethiopia will likely be hotter, drier, and more water stressed - with consequences for human and economic development.
A health worker checks people’s temperatures in Goma, DRC.
Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
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The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
There’s nothing inherent in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies that will result in economic growth.
Even a cursory glance at earlier industrial revolutions will show that they have not been associated with the interests of the working or underclasses.
South Africa has a skewed healthcare system with an under-funded public sector and an expensive private sector.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
Trachoma can lead to blindness if left untreated.
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Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
High income country trainees and experts must learn to listen and be humble.
High-income country experts and institutions are valued more than expertise in low- and middle-income countries.
The Atewa Forest is at the heart of a conservation battle in Ghana.
Arocha Ghana photo
Ghana's quest to fill a significant infrastructure deficit has led to a barter deal with China that threatens one of West Africa's most important environmental spaces.
Expansion of cashew production for export poses potential challenges particularly around food security
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is incredibly difficult to manage.
Students like these only stand a chance with proper resource allocation.
Achieving the sustainable development goals on education in Ghana requires efficient resource allocation, not necessarily more money.
The higher the risk, the less likely that young, educated Ghanaians will get involved in corruption.
Corruption includes both what people do and what they fail to do. The critical issue is a person’s motive.
Projects that support Congolese women who have survived gender violence often promote ideal notions of how men and women should behave.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
DRC President Felix Tshisekedi during the inauguration ceremony.
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The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
A man walk pass an Ebola awareness painting in downtown Monrovia, Liberia.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Eucomis autumnalis is more than just a plant - it could play a role in biomedical engineering.
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is based on three key requirements working together: signals from body tissues and organs, responding stem cells, and scaffolds.
Quantum machine learning is an exciting, rapidly growing field.
Population data can be examined to make important decisions and plans.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccination in the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.