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It is critical that the affected communities have access to safe drinking water. Phill Magakoe /AFP via Getty Images

Floods create health risks: what to look out for and how to avoid them

The displacement of people and overcrowding that often results from flooding provide optimal conditions for outbreaks of respiratory and gastrointestinal illness.
Ramadan is centred on prayer, the Qur’an, deep mindfulness and spiritual reflection. Sudipta Das/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Ramadan: a dietitian offers tips for healthy fasting

During fasting, meal schedules, fluid intake, and sleep and wake times are altered.
A man sprays the walls of a house with insecticide against mosquitoes. Cristina Aldehuela/AFP via Getty Images

Fresh signs of mosquito insecticide resistance in South Africa

Insecticide resistance is a growing threat to malaria control efforts globally. It is, thus, important to keep a close eye on vector mosquito populations in affected areas.
Farmer-herder conflicts in some parts of the continent are in part driven by environmental degradation. Luis Tato via Getty Images

Climate may not directly drive conflict but it’s critical for building peace

Under certain conditions, climate can amplify security risks, with implications for lasting peace.
The red mangrove is among the species already selected for genome sequencing. Busara/Shutterstock

Why African scientists are studying the genes of African species, and how they do it

The African BioGenome Project is a pan-African project that seeks to sequence Africa’s endemic and indigenous plants and animals.

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