There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram militants in January 2018.
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Addressing HIV stigma through utilising the Acholi’s own local cultural system is an empowering process that will position the role of the elders back into the community.
Warmer oceans are contributing to more frequent tropical cyclones.
South Africa has the world’s highest AIDS burden.
Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.
Global attitudes to gender and sexual diversity are changing. Some embrace the diversity; others push back.
Most food systems in Africa are informal and unregulated
Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent.
Women in Soweto said going out in exercise clothes made them vulnerable to harassment and assault.
It's not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering the very real environmental and structural constraints present in South Africa.
With partnerships between landowners, the government and businesses, South Africa can invest in its wetlands and boost the country's potable water reserves.
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In Ghana, backpackers often don't feel safe. Upgrading technology can solve this problem.
Billions of people globally don’t have access to safe, clean toilets.
Research shows that targeting poor communities will go a long way in solving the country's open defecation issues.
Nigerian citizens have turned to social media to keep tabs on infrastructure projects.
Tackling corruption is notoriously difficult but Nigeria is pursuing a fresh approach. Using technology, especially social media, its citizens are producing evidence to hold officials to account.
Nairobi is one of the most congested cities in the world.
Sustainable and efficient transportation is essential for cities, communities and individuals to thrive.
Solar has lit up remote communities. The next step is to link these communities to an energy market.
South Africa could become a test bed of technologies that enable households, especially in remote areas, to join electricity trading markets.
Poor understanding can be put down to the content in Kenyan schools' curricula.
Outside a coal burning power station in Witbank. Companies will now pay each time they emit a ton of greenhouse gases.
South Africa will introduce the carbon tax which should be used to ensure benefits to poor communities.
Almost 80 million Nigerians do not have access to electricity and its erratic supply is costing the economy an estimated $29 billion annually. Nigeria's abundant sunlight could be the solution.
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Foraging is a crucial part of many diets and should not be discouraged.