With one can of cool drink containing six teaspoons of sugar – your recommended sugar intake for the day – there is a need to reduce the number of sugar-sweetened beverages South Africans consume.
Antibiotics are used extensively in Africa because of the continent's high disease burden. This also means that resistance is high. Steps are being taken to raise awareness and encourage prudent use.
Africa's pharmaceutical industry has mushroomed in the last ten years. But its ability to keep pace with demand is being held back by a number of factors, including a shortage of specialists.
Women in northern Nigeria are not going for cancer screenings early enough. There are myriad social, cultural and economic reasons for this. But early detection would save their lives.
Drones could provide an essential cargo-carrying service in rural areas where there are fewer clinics, less healthcare workers and limited transport services.
Africa faces the monumental task of reducing its maternal deaths by three-quarters if it is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals around maternal mortality.
Contraception gives women the choice of how many children to have and when to have them. This empowers them - but millions of women in Kenya do not have this choice.
African health leaders do not often get the chance to tell the stories of their public health achievements and challenges.