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.
The drug is set to improve HIV treatment.
The study confirms that dolutegravir is an effective and well-tolerated ARV.
Scientists and medical practitioners can help turn goals into reality, such as through vaccine programmes.
Rebecca Hall/CDC/CDC Connects
Science academies have a crucial role to play in developing ways for scientists to engage more effectively.
Technology is only part of the solution to giving people access to sanitation.
Dr Joseph Sempa of SACEMA presenting at the 2019 Clinic on Meaningful Modelling of Epidemiological Data.
Applied Epidemiological Modelling has enormous potential to improve how decisions are made about public health in African countries.
Studies on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa haven’t focused on the effects of climate change.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
Many myths make the rounds during flu season.
When it comes to flu, information can range from confusion about what it actually is, to speculation about how it's transmitted.
Women listening to UN police conducting an awareness campaign in Ebola hit North Kivu, DRC.
EPA-EFE/Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
A review of research on both the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, found less than 1% of published research discussed gender issues.
An Eritrean migrant leaves a detention facility near Nitzana in the Negev Desert in Israel, near border with Egypt.
The flow of unaccompanied minors from Eritrea has become the subject of international concern.
Health officer on the front-line in the DRC.
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response?
A Kenyan women removes maize from husks.
Understanding the political economy around maize production puts into context debates on key interventions in the value chain.
Women walk past a mural painted to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
The government needs to revise national guidelines to better target PrEP at those that would most benefit from it.
South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
South Africans with jobs fear that automation could make them redundant.
The governments needs to adjust its agenda to take on board concerns voiced by citizens about the impact of technological changes.
Young girls play netball in an open field near King Williams Town.
Adolescent girls experience a number of vulnerabilities which incease their risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviours.
There’s a perception among young South Africans that farm jobs are back-breaking and financially unappealing.
Agriculture appears to carry a stronger set of negative stigmas than other careers, but this is only half the story.
Leishmaniasis is caused by a parasite that is carried by a female sandfly.
CDC/ Frank Collins
Each year 50 000 people from 89 countries, in every continent except Antarctica, die from leishmaniasis, an ancient neglected disease.
Mining activities in South Africa’s rural areas tend to occur at the expense of local communities and the environment.
South Africa's rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.
The rapid invasion is a major threat to the environment and rural people’s livelihoods.
Digitisation includes the delivery of agronomic advice and information via text messaging and interactive voice response.
There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa