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.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
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.
Digital technologies have created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, but they must be aimed at meeting the sub-continent's needs.
Our research shows how a large scale renewable energy project can be plagued by many of the same troubling impacts on local communities as oil and extractive industries.
If African countries can get the fundamentals right, cloud computing could become a powerful ally in the push for sustainable development.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
Social media is shaping Africa’s political engagement in diverse and complex ways.
So many other countries see the value in breastfeeding support but the UK is lagging behind.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
Untreated trauma is dangerous as it may develop into other mental health complications that lead to drug abuse, depression, anger and hatred.
Regular home visits by community health workers helped to increase breastfeeding rates in Kenya.
Research in Ghana, India and Kenya shows that more women experience subtle forms of undignified care than they do physical and verbal abuse during childbirth.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
Understanding the political economy around maize production puts into context debates on key interventions in the value chain.
The government needs to revise national guidelines to better target PrEP at those that would most benefit from it.
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
Factors behind the hits and misses of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What needs to be done to address the problems.
The rapid invasion is a major threat to the environment and rural people’s livelihoods.