Globally, about 1 million deaths annually are related to exposure to second-hand smoke. Thirteen African countries have implemented comprehensive smoke-free bans.
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
Despite the substantial negative impacts of infertility on health and well-being, it’s a neglected public health issue throughout much of the Global South, including Malawi.
The decline of forest creatures like the Chapman’s chameleon are warning signs that forests are losing integrity.
There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
Malawi was one of the early adopters of kangaroo mother care, with a pilot intervention in 1999.
What’s needed is a prioritisation of the health and medicinal values of the food that’s consumed in African countries.
Malawi’s revamped subsidy regime is designed to reach many more farmers. But a granular look shows that women aren’t reaping the benefits.
Africa’s key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
Improved seeds can alleviate a food security crisis deepened by COVID-19.
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, research in places like refugee camps can continue through mobile devices connected to the internet.
Food security emerged as a major issue for women nearing the end of their lives in Malawi.
Is authoritarianism on the rise on the continent? Or is democracy doing well? Nic Cheeseman discusses.
Male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is key for the uptake of services and retention in care. When men are involved, HIV exposed or infected children do better.
Depression and diabetes can occur together, and put huge strain on patients and health systems. Depression in patients with diabetes can cause poor self-management and poor treatment adherence.
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.
To reduce the prevalence of diabetes in Malawi, efforts to promote healthy eating should target the entire population and not only people who have diabetes.
As antimicrobial resistance increases, the options for treating serious infections dwindle. Doctors need reliable information about which treatments to try out.