How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients and families facing problems associated with life threatening illnesses.
Africa battles with a dearth of data and seems unable to scale up health innovations. If these can be systematically addressed, the continent can take great strides towards better health for all.
Africa is the last continent to embrace the need to train family physicians as a key component of the primary health care team and district hospitals.