Tools like the WHO checklist can lead to better surgical outcomes in countries with limited resources.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
X-rays, CT scans or MRIs may be necessary to detect TB in organs other than the lungs.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death.
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
A community health worker interacting with children in a village South Africa’s Limpopo province.
Anova Health Institute
Community-based HIV programmes helps improve access to health care.
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products.
Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
It's increasingly difficult to manage diseases in inner cities.
Reducing salt intake can save lives.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
Health workers in Liberia at the height of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC.
Participants noted that Māori and Pasifika research was considered less rigorous.
Māori and Pasifika leaders' experience of racism in government advisory groups suggests ongoing inequities in New Zealand health policy.
What is each partner looking to get?
The interests of pharmaceutical companies and public health are not the same. Industry dollars can distort research agendas, while framing health challenges and solutions in ways that benefit corporations.
A shade tree makes a big difference to the comfort of this couple.
Two trends in Australia, an ageing population and warming climate, are increasing the threat that heatwaves pose to our health. Increasing vegetation cover is one way every city can reduce the risk.
Nigeria has a massive battle tackling Lassa fever.
New research suggests that raising public awareness about antimicrobial resistance may have unintended consequences.
An aid worker collects health and nutrition data in northeastern Kenya.
Data is essential for proper planning, budgeting and implementation of health care policies.
Environmental health practitioners promote health, safety and well-being.
South Africa's environmental health workers play a vital role in helping communities respond to climate change.
Religiosity is thought to influence positive health outcomes or behaviours.
Religiosity has been associated with lower alcohol, drug use and risky sexual behaviours in young people in the Western Cape.
Nigeria was quick to respond and control the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
Nigeria's health systems are overwhelmed and incapable of sustaining high quality disease surveillance, prevention, control and response.
Access to affordable medical treatment can save lives.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.