Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
Information to weather changes is often unavailable to Africa's farmers and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or inaccessible to those who need it most.
South Africa has become the first country on the continent to purchase a national licence to the Cochrane library -- giving everyone access to evidence-based information about health care.
South Africans will not see the value that science and technology adds to their daily lives until there is more interest in areas of science.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
Evidence suggests a strong relationship between sustainability and the global competitiveness of a country. Nigerian businesses need to embrace it in order to thrive.
Policies must seek to improve the manner in which the language of instruction is taught to learners who don't speak that language at home.
How can African research universities be more responsive to African countries' needs? And how can these universities work together to leverage funding for research informed by African realities?
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
Mosquitoes are controlled by insecticide treated nets to curb the spread of Malaria. The nets which are hung over beds can be reused after serving its purpose.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
Circumcision is a rite of passage in various African communities. However, for initiates with haemophilia, extra caution needs to be taken to ensure their safety.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
Glaucoma is a slow and silent progressive disease and the second leading cause of blindness, that requires early diagnosis.
South Africa's social grants, which benefit a third of the country's population, are widely celebrated. But these grants fall far short of addressing the country's malnutrition challenge.
Kenya's doctors embarked on a strike for a 100 days to push the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
Drug-resistant TB is increasingly being transmitted, indicating that beating the problem requires public health interventions and support from communities.