A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
Family physicians have started to play a key role in the district health system in South Africa.
Malaria elimination in Malawi is lagging because research isn't being used properly.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.
The tale of an unsung South African hero in the field of community health.
Health and demographic surveillance systems are important to understand people and the societies that they live in.
Many who need help with opioid addiction live far from dedicated treatment centers.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they've improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
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?
Providing health care to the bush not only benefits people's health but the local economy.
Repeal and replacement of Obamacare would hurt rural health care, causing closure of hospitals and physician practices. What does this mean for a group of people whom Donald Trump has pledged to help?
Health workers in Kenya have reached an impasse with the government over working conditions. This has lead to a nationwide strike, leaving thousands without critical care.
Effectively decentralising HIV and AIDS treatment services helps to improve universal health care. But in Nigeria this approach comes with many challenges.
The stories of HIV positive women in Tanzania often go unheard outside the communities in which they live.
When people migrate they can end up worse off when it comes to getting access to health care. Analysing migration trends can help drive local public health policy towards the correct targets.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.