The lack diagnostic laboratory systems exacerbates antibiotic resistance in Africa.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
Rwanda's government has taken concerted, deliberate steps over the past 25 years to build a strong health system.
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The current outbreak refuses to give in to efforts by an international team of health care workers, armed with vaccines and treatment that did not even exist during previous episodes.
On Akure’s edges, which used to be mainly farmland, buildings are taking over.
City officials have not considered how approaches like mixed-use developments closer to the city centre might alleviate the housing shortage as well as protect Akure's green spaces.
A health worker spreading disinfectant at a health checkpoint in Goma, DRC.
Nearly everything known about Ebola virus persistence in the reproductive system has resulted from testing semen of West African Ebola virus disease survivors.
Children play on a see-saw at Nyumbani AIDS orphanage on the outskirts of the Kenya capital Nairobi.
Kenya announced plans in 2017 for a long-term action plan to end the institutionalisation of children.
Takun J performs at a local concert in Liberia.
Creative thinking needs to go into implementing copyright in countries like Liberia.
Efforts to regulate the lucrative mining venture are not proving successful due to collusion and corruption.
African researchers are on the front line of the fight to find a vaccine that will protect people against Ebola.
3D illustration of Helicobacter Pylori in the stomach.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.
Drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
Training is necessary to equip health workers to deal with climate change risks.
Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
A woman and baby on a bicycle taxi in Salima, Malawi. Some Malawian men are becoming more involved in childcare.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
It is erroneously assumed that university students are the elite and so don’t experience hunger.
Students suffer the double burden of malnutrition - hunger and obesity. This results in stress, ill health, poor academic results and increased drop-out rates.
The sounds our ancestors made are important because they teach us about spaces and behaviour and rituals of the time.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
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.
A female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host.
While no deaths have been reported in Ethiopia so far, outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease spread rapidly and have severe impacts on public health.
Sunset over Omo River valley in southern Ethiopia.
Prospective investors have the task of turning round an industry beset by technical challenges and incomplete planning
Slum residents were said to do less exercise because of cheap motorcycle taxis.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.