US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
South Africa's weather is very attractive to international visitors. Climate change could alter their perceptions unless mitigation strategies are put in place.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
The factors limiting poultry production are similar to those affecting the rest of the agricultural systems.
Increasing legume production can turn the tide for African farmers who struggle with poor soils, declining farm yields and worsening nutrition in one fell swoop
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
The focus of the 2016 International AIDS Conference has on access to necessary antiretrovirals, equity and making sure no-one is left behind. But there is a funding gap that needs to be addressed.
Studies have suggested that women using a particular kind of injectable contraceptive are more susceptible to HIV infection. Research in mice offers new insights.
Taking antiretrovirals is key to reducing HIV infection rates, but the challenge lies in making sure people who know they are infected actually take the drugs.
Current epidemiological and financial trends suggest there's a major risk of a substantial shortfall in the funds required to sustain life-saving antiretroviral programmes.
A new centre in South Africa will work to significantly reduce emerging HIV and TB co-infections.
Invasive species and diseases pose a major threat to agriculture – particularly in the countries that can least afford it.
Genomic research must take place in Africa because African populations have evolved significantly and their genetic composition is more diverse than that of populations elsewhere.
More than two million women across the world suffer from obstetric fistula – a hole in the birth canal that makes them incontinent – but this can be avoided.
At least a dozen sub-Saharan Africa countries have raised debt through sovereign bonds. The chickens are now coming home to roost.
Between 1995 and 2013 the US provided about US$98 billion in aid to sub-Saharan Africa. But the country's economic and political reach is slowly declining.
New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.