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Africans are adopting podcasting as a way of telling their own stories. In one class in Egypt, this took a feminist turn.
The first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, was approved by the WHO in 2021.
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For a malaria vaccine to have an impact, health promotion is key. Awareness campaigns must address safety concerns and emphasise expected positive impacts.
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Collaboration and good working relationships are crucial for community-based ambulance services to work.
A flooded highway in Nigeria.
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Despite the impact of flooding on food security, it is not recognised as a threat by policymakers.
A woman at a camp for those displaced by drought in Baidoa, Somalia, in September 2022.
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States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
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Sometimes the street trader, roadside mechanic or food vendor is the best person to teach students about entrepreneurship.
An Egyptian worker gathers the crop at a maize field, the country’s first harvest of genetically modified maize in 2008.
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Kenya’s GMO policy about-turn was underpinned by improved safeguards on top of a commitment to review each new application on a case-by-case basis.
Zebras stand in a ranch in South Africa.
Africa’s designated protected areas don’t handle shocks well - South Africa’s wildlife ranches offer lessons in resilience.
The pandemic and a health workers’ strike disrupted essential health services.
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Outpatient visits, screening and diagnostic services, and child immunisation were particularly negatively affected.
Activists hold placards as they call for the decriminalisation of prostitution.
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Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
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Green spaces have the potential to reduce heat and improve health, especially in urban areas.
Nigeria’s 2023 budget may not address food inflation.
Nigeria’s 2023 budget could worsen the country’s cycle of deficits and debts.
Women need to be involved at every level of decision-making.
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As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
A woman removes water from her house after heavy rains.
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Nigerians’ capacity to prevent, cope with and reduce flood risks is determined by access to housing, transport, drainage, income and education.
Breast cancer is curable, provided it is detected early and treated promptly.
Sex workers and their supporters protest outside the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court during the first appearance of a man accused of killing six women.
The conflation of sex work and human trafficking fuels support for the continued criminalisation of sex work.
Johannesburg cityscape panorama sunset.
There’s an urgent need to put water higher on South Africa’s agenda. Various water problems are escalating at a rapid rate.
When sugarcane bagasse is burned, the ash contains silica. The race is on to extract this for various uses.
There are ‘jewels’ among the piles of ash that remain once sugarcane’s fibrous material is burned.
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South Africa’s land reform programme is designed for a socio-economic context that doesn’t exist.
A UK mural employs the trending hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.
BringBackOurGirls led to a global outcry, but it simplified a complex history that is best understood through survivor accounts.