To overcome food insecurity, especially in a pandemic, Nigeria's emergency preparedness requires a total overhaul of it's agri-food supply chain.
It's common to find medical doctors providing supportive health services and in the process getting distracted from their main clinical job concerns.
African governments, firms and donor agencies should align their efforts to support the local manufacture of vaccines and other health equipment in African countries.
Solar-powered cold chain technologies can be game-changers in the fight against COVID-19 in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Both the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are now being investigated for links to rare blood disorders.
The fight for vaccine equity needs to stop looking to multilateral institutions for permission and instead focus on the policy tools that are already available to states.
India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There's a better solution.
COVAX, the global vaccine distribution initiative, is well behind its goal of delivering 2 billion doses this year due to under-investment, vaccine nationalism and export restrictions.
Kenya grapples with two major challenges in the vaccination rollout: access to sufficient doses in light of the global shortage; and vaccine hesitancy.
Researchers found that both Kenyans and South Africans have a broadly negative view of China, possibly amplified by the pandemic.
A gender perspective on public health is essential to human rights and safety in crisis situations.
Wax, vials, a coffee capsule and boiling water are the main components of a brand new COVID-19 test.
There are three broad sets of health-related opportunities and benefits that may shape the future of India-Africa relations.
Researchers in the US are the first to study how pregnant and breast-feeding women are responding to the vaccines. The results are promising
Engineering students in Malawi and Tanzania have used the materials and tools available to them to build ventilators, personal protective equipment and UV disinfection systems.
The COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing progress made to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable domestic energy sources in Kenya.
These results can help allay previous concerns in Europe about a lack of trial data for older people.
There are concerns that the longer girls spend out of school, the more they are at risk of dropping out.
Scientists around the world are trying to come up with universal coronavirus vaccines to combat the emergence of variants. But what are these vaccines and are they even possible?
Ghana remains heavily dependent on primary commodity exports for foreign exchange earnings.