National governments need to wake up to the volcanic risks posed by tectonic rifting around Mount Nyiragongo.
Ratsiraka was a national hero and great patriot for some, for others a ruthless dictator.
Madagascar stands out as an exceptionally interesting place in which to study the evolution of "mini" creatures. And we are only just starting to scratch the surface of this.
Even those that live in areas where the population has already been vaccinated would not be totally protected if the virus mutates elsewhere.
Trump's expanded global gag rule weakened national health systems and created barriers to women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare access.
Agricultural investments could play a role in reducing poverty and improving food security.
Africa's blue economy initiatives focused on economic outcomes. Limited attention was given to social equity and ecological sustainability.
Currently, there is no evidence that this highly effective antimalarial can treat COVID-19 – and the threat of drug resistance should deter us from using it indiscriminately.
The conventional view is that Madagascar has no native cats. Yet, cats are plentiful.
This ancient cat-sized animal lived millions of years ago and had features not found in any of today's mammals.
Many people in the Global South will find themselves poorer, hungrier, and much closer to exploitable wildlife.
A group of scientists studying Madagascar's natural treasures also wanted to respect the island's language.
Scientists thought there was only one sixgill sawshark species – until now.
Wildlife crime is difficult to track but of deep concern since about 60% of primate species are now threatened with extinction.
Previously undocumented, this tiny extra digit – called a "pseudothumb" – is a structure on each wrist made of bone and cartilage.
This fossil find provides strong evidence of an African origin for some Malagasy chameleon lineages.
Measles infection can be easily managed with prompt health care and symptom management. But without care, mild symptoms can turn into life threatening secondary infections or long-term effects.
New research shows that slowing deforestation is the most essential step for saving Madagascar's lemurs, and can help protect them against the longer-term threat of climate change.
As storm directions change, countries that are outside the usual tropical storm zones need to ready themselves.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.