How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.
Urban green spaces are most effective at delivering their full range of health, social and environmental benefits when physical improvement of the space is coupled with social engagement.
There are a number of challenges that the World Health Organisation's new leader, Ethiopian-born Tedros Ghebreyesus, will have to navigate during his tenure.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
European countries are among the most sceptical of vaccinations – so how do they stay on top of the problem?
Many Latino immigrants feel comfortable with traditional medicine approaches at their local botánica. These might provide a helpful bridge in providing treatment to large groups of people.
Deafness is a huge burden for economies and individuals. This is particularly true in developing countries. Solutions need to take into account not just costs, but the rights of individuals too.
The reality is that the move to introduce a sugar tax in South Africa is necessary because of the scourge of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the country.
The final trials of the first effective Ebola vaccine show it's safe to use against an outbreak.
Reducing the amount of salt one consumes over the summer holidays is important to maintaining long term health.
The World Health Organisation no longer sees Zika as a health emergency. But what does this downgrade mean for the health of mothers and babies?
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
Like the essential medicines list which sets out the drugs each country should have at affordable prices, an essential diagnostics list would detail diagnostic tests for those who need them.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
The world is steadily transitioning to a multipolar systemic balance of power. The UN Security Council needs to reflect and be a truer representative of the emerging voices of a contemporary “UN”.
Poor mental health in transgender people is primarily the product of social stigma and violence. This counters the view that being transgender is itself pathological.
When it comes to reducing air pollution, scoring and ranking cities is neither accurate, nor productive.