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.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
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.
Drug-resistant TB is increasingly being transmitted, indicating that beating the problem requires public health interventions and support from communities.
Infertility is tied to the instability of romantic relationships in Ghana.
Scientists have struggled to diagnose TB in people with compromised immune systems because of the low levels of the bacteria in their body.
Advanced lab tests have entered the market to improve tuberculosis diagnosis. This will ensure prompt and correct treatment in managing the disease.
To tackle TB a dynamic change in discourse is needed. The focus must be on how to respond to emerging complexities the disease presents.
The discovery of a rare gene is twofold, and has a scientific and clinical impact in the fight against heart muscle disease.