Sub-Saharan Africa has a low uptake of the Hepatitis B vaccine compared to the rest of the world.
HIV/AIDS receives more funding than hepatitis, which is responsible for more deaths.
A heavily pregnant woman collects firewood in the Malambo district of Ngorongoro, Tanzania.
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Even though the spouse escort policy carries good intentions, we found during our study that it constituted a barrier to care in numerous ways.
A mother-to-be in Kibera in Nairobi, where up to a third of adolescent girls and women between 15-22 experience an unwanted pregnancy.
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The proposed bill demonstrates the political will to address these preventable and avoidable morbidities and deaths.
Kenya's urban poor lack enough food and the little they can afford is often unsafe and of poor nutritional value.
A member of the nursing staff at Chandaria Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, measures the temperatures of visiting patients.
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Most facilities prioritize COVID-19 cases. In addition, curfews are still in effect in Kenya, which affects the working hours of clinics providing hypertension care services.
Challenges that women and girls in low-income areas face have been worsened by measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Pupils take exams in a Kenyan school.
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Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
This pandemic could have adverse effects on pregnant women.
Measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 may worsen the already poor access to quality maternal health services in parts of the continent.
With schools closed, learning continues through mass communication and internet-based resources.
At the national and school levels, education technology (also known as EdTech) is closing the learning gap.
Nurses and midwives can make a significant impact in managing and preventing the leading causes of death.
Adequate numbers of healthy and motivated health professionals are also critical to governments’ effective responses to public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
The mismatch between youth skills and labour market expectations makes it challenging for young people to succeed in the world of work.
The system is well-resourced for urban and well-off families, but leaves the poor and mostly rural youth inadequately prepared.
What mattered most to mothers using Nigeria’s free maternal health services was that their babies were healthy.
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With the introduction of free maternal healthcare, Nigeria appears to have got more women using health facilities, but there are more hurdles to cross.
An activist poses for the camera outside Botswana High Court which ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in June 2019.
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Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
Students at school on Rusinga Island, Kenya.
Overcrowding can have severe negative consequences for the education and safety of learners.
Giving young Nigerians information on sexual and reproductive health boosts their confidence in using condoms
Sexually inexperienced Nigerian students are less confident in their ability to use condoms, increasing their susceptibility to infections and unplanned pregnancies at first sexual activity.
Cancer cases are on the rise in many parts of the continent.
The rapid rise in cancer cases can be attributed to major societal and environmental changes that have occurred in the past few decades.
Kenyan health workers from port health services screen inbound travelers for temperatures at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Airport public health officials have got better at screening at ports of entry especially for international arrivals.
Emergency contraception can help prevent pregnancy after sex.
Students in Nigeria used home remedies to prevent pregnancy after sex and had doubts about the efficacy of medically approved pills.
Transactional sex is linked to an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
Countries need to have the capacity to interrogate their health data to address maternal and child health challenges.
When governments have evidence, they are better placed to develop health policies and programmes.