Many African countries are experienced in managing outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers and many of the lessons learnt from the Ebola can be applied to the Marburg outbreak.
Countries must be encouraged to distribute essential healthcare provision - like diagnosis - to where people most need them and where they can be accessed more easily.
Kenya’s dominance in distance running has been repeatedly tested, most recently by the emergence of Ethiopia as a powerhouse.
Uganda is making an effort in a neighbourhood where few other countries have the same enthusiasm.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
We’ve made advances towards delivering new devices to empower even people with basic medical knowledge to administer malaria tests in the field.
There are currently 1.2 million Ugandans enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART). They are especially affected by the lockdown.
Policymakers need to make sense of the data so as to predict and manage what’s happening. To address this need, we developed a visualisation tool to track and predict country-level COVID-19 cases.
India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa lose thousands of trained doctors each year, lured away to work in richer countries – at great cost to their nation’s healthcare systems.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
Uganda needs to activate the community engagement pillar and resource the new strategy that’s in place.
Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
These appointments provoked debate in Uganda, reflecting both the constraints and the possibilities of women’s rights reform in an authoritarian country.
Within already economically perilous border areas, informal cross border trade is even more vulnerable during a pandemic.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.
Sacred sites where rituals are performed by the community should be protected as living archives that house local heritage.
The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.