Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.
Shared toilets have been shown to be linked to poor health outcomes.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
Giving pregnant mothers the flu vaccine protected their babies from getting the flu in the first six months of life.
There have been a variety of approaches to tackle malnutrition. The continent needs to learn from past mistakes across the world.
A new silver-based compound that is less toxic with fewer side effects could hold the key to crippling cancer.
The health challenges that Nairobi can expect in the wake of heavy rains are largely preventable.
Healthcare workers are losing trust in the system in South Africa.
Retired South African justice Dikgang Moseneke has made a landmark ruling for damages in the Life Esidimeni matter.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
Health authorities have raised the alarm after several cases of human rabies were reported in a space of four months.
Despite talk of a smoke-free world, Big Tobacco is up to its same old tricks.
There are currently few effective and non-invasive methods to screen for early stages of cancer. But scientists have now developed a new blood test that promises to detect eight different cancers.
Social media rumours are putting Nigeria's vaccination campaigns at risk.
Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.
Kenya has managed to reduce the number of malaria cases in parts of the country. But this, in turn, has led to immunity levels dropping.
The tale of an unsung South African hero in the field of community health.
Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
Setting up 24 hour clinics in a busy metropole such as Johannesburg would help those who need health care most.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
Health and demographic surveillance systems are important to understand people and the societies that they live in.
Mental health care is neglected across Africa. But there are several reasons why countries should pay attention.
Arbitration hearings into the deaths of mentally ill patients has brought to light shocking cruelty and neglect on the part of South African officials.
Coordinated international efforts may be key to improving the life expectancy and health of many snakebite victims.