Vector control targeting the larval phase of the mosquito’s life cycle can be successful.
Progress against malaria has stalled. There's been an increase in the number of cases reported since 2015.
Stories are a helpful tool when teaching about gender-based violence.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that's been around for centuries.
Researchers are calling for legislation limiting the amount of sugar in baby food.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
Academics, farmers and entrepreneurs in Malawi integrate their expertise.
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Local based approaches from farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs prove successful for innovation in Malawi.
Caster Semenya at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Doha, Qatar, 03 May 2019.
If the Semenya ruling by the Court for Arbitration in Sport remains unchallenged, this way of thinking and behaving might filter into the International Olympic Committee
A dung beetle wearing silicon boots to protect its feet from the hot soil, as part of an experiment.
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Dung beetles are largely invisible. And yet without their vital activities, the world would have a lot more faeces in it.
A Kenyan LGBT activist campaigning for a change to the country’s Penal Code.
The High Court's ruling goes against the trend of greater liberalisation in a number of African countries.
It's much easier for people to access fatty, salty food than it is to find healthier options.
A mixture of grains and crops keeps the doctor away.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
Health workers burying a child who died of Ebola in the DRC’s North Kivu province.
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The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
Coffee bushes in a shade-grown plantation in the Andes, Ecuador.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe representing Zimbabwe at an Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS summit
The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
The negative effects of lower levels of self-stigma can be offset by positive coping strategies.
Many people worry that even properly treated wastewater will make them ill if they wash with or drink it.
Wastewater reuse suffers from a perception problem.
A health worker looks on at an Ebola transit centre in Beni in North Kivu province, DRC.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
In Ethiopia, boys are more likely to go to school than girls are. Role models can change this.
Buffalo relaxes in Lake Nakuru surrounded by flamingoes.
Outbreaks often affect the same areas because, once released, the bacteria continues to live as spores in the soil.
Kumasi in Ghana is one of the world’s fastest growing cities.
Africa is home to the world's fastest growing cities. However, poor governance has robbed the continent of the benefits of people and firms clustering together.