Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Recent discoveries on the effects of live attenuated vaccines challenge the current vaccine paradigm and question vaccination policies.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
In some countries, parents are fined if they don't vaccinate their child or they have to go on a course before being granted an exemption to vaccinate. Are any of these options right for Australia?
The Spanish city is remaking urban neighbourhoods by limiting through traffic in superblocks that give priority to pedestrians and street activities, not cars.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
Midlevel health workers can provide diagnostic and therapeutic services with lower entry qualification requirements and shorter training periods than doctors.
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.
The 'superblocks' are expected to have massive benefits for health and well-being – but it takes good governance.
A challenge in eradicating polio comes from a version of the vaccine itself, which relies on live but attenuated virus. Rationally designing a new vaccine could help get rid of polio once and for all.
Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
Sanders was not afraid to challenge and speak out about sensitive and difficult issues, to people in senior positions of power - and when he did, they sat up and listened.
Planners understand the key elements of urban communities that will improve residents' health and well-being. They also need to be able to convince others to create such communities.
It’s not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering South Africa's very real environmental and structural constraints.
Epidemics can have massive social ramifications where prohibitions are imposed on travel, socio-cultural events and schooling.
The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.