A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
The increase in rioting ahead of municipal elections in South Africa, such as that in Pretoria, suggests that the country's general election in 2019 could be more violent than previous elections.
Childhood asthma in low- and middle-income countries is on the rise and symptoms are often more severe. Contributory factors include living with anxiety and being exposed to community violence.
Interacting with communities can provide health planners with critical information that can help them solve health challenges in specific areas.