Rural healthcare services are best supported by midlevel workers.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women.
Jenny Berg/Frontline AIDS
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province.
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Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
Ugandan musician-turned-MP Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi has been a frequent target of the country’s cyber laws.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
Solid waste in Mulago, Kampala, 2010. The city’s residents have found ways to recycle waste into energy.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Data delivered over the cloud can do things like help farmers make planting decisions.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
Young scientists should be taught how to turn scientific innovations into business opportunities.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
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.
Newspapers in Swahili and in English in Dar es Salaam. The media is increasingly not trusted in Tanzania.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.
Hepatitis is a major public health burden.
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made vaccination and post-infection therapy available. But the number of those infected annually and dying from viral Hepatitis continues to be high.
Uganda’s security officials have been known to use too much force when dealing with crowds.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attends a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Factors behind the hits and misses of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What needs to be done to address the problems.
Women legislators in Uganda are working with their male counterparts to get their voices heard.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975.
Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.
People gather to look at the debris from a building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2017.
The more people come to a city, the more demand for buildings is amplified.This demand creates pressure from which a range of agencies, motivations and causes arise.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has engineered constitutional changes that could see him rule for life.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
Border screening at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
An Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu where the outbreak’s epicentre is.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely.