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.
High-income country experts and institutions are valued more than expertise in low- and middle-income countries.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is incredibly difficult to manage.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Stop blaming video games for violent acts, a digital culture expert says. Instead, look to the link with public health to help us deal with a complicated culture of violence.
Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.