In the event of pandemic flu, poor countries will suffer the most.
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.
Teams administering the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in a race against time to find and help people exposed.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
The problem of antimicrobial resistance won't go away as long as people in poor countries don't have access to clean water.
Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
Critical standards of evidence must be met to merit the WHO's new diagnostic category for addicted gamers.
Coordinated international efforts may be key to improving the life expectancy and health of many snakebite victims.
Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnagagwga has offered a glimmer of hope to LGBT people in the country.
South Africa's data rollout of its pre-exposure prophylaxis shows that there is a relatively slow, but increasing, uptake. However, more needs to be done to target young women.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
The new director-general of the World Health Organisation has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.
Urban green spaces are most effective at delivering their full range of health, social and environmental benefits when physical improvement of the space is coupled with social engagement.
There are a number of challenges that the World Health Organisation's new leader, Ethiopian-born Tedros Ghebreyesus, will have to navigate during his tenure.
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.