The higher pace of demographic ageing and the noncommunicable diseases that come with it call for new management approaches.
The Global Gag Rule transcends abortion and exacerbates weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Kenyan health system.
The use of antiretroviral therapy among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia has increased but adherence is a problem.
Emergency relief measures were operational for six months and are due to end soon. But the impacts of COVID-19 will be felt long after.
The return of medicine can't be avoided. It's inevitable that some products will be returned because of faults or when they have expired.
The current pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunisation schedule requires three doses of the vaccine. These are usually the most expensive vaccines in childhood immunisation programmes.
The gap between predictions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa and what has actually happened is staggering.
The world is in the grip of a new pandemic which sets back the fight against rabies.
Adolescents and young adults who reported having experienced sexual violence were more likely to have also had an unintended pregnancy.
If we can pinpoint the origins of a virus, we can find out what factors led to it infecting humans. But viruses can emerge across the globe.
Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.
Breastfeeding support programmes need to engage more with the challenges that mothers face.
The women in our study knew that play was important, although they didn't see it as an independent behaviour to be encouraged or promoted.
The global cost of lost productivity due to depression and anxiety disorders is jarring. Around 4.7 billion days of productivity a year are lost.
A new study explores the challenges that pregnant women in megacities such as Lagos face in emergency situations and how the options vary depending on their socioeconomic status.
Health surveillance assistants provide services in village clinics, mainly by assessing signs and symptoms in sick children. An electronic community case management app could make their job easier.
Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
Some insights into previous outbreaks of human coronaviruses may be useful in explaining the comparatively 'low' numbers of COVID-19 infections and mortality in people with HIV in South Africa.
Claims that a product can boost testosterone levels imply that this will lead to a gain in muscle and strength.
Most medical treatments don't work according to the best evidence.