Sur le continent africain, les taux de vaccination contre le coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 sont très inégaux, et globalement bas.
Dans près de la moitié des pays d’Afrique, les taux de vaccination contre la Covid-19 sont inférieurs à 2 %.
Almost half of the countries in Africa have vaccination rates below 2%.
Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months makes more difference to a baby’s health and survival than any other intervention.
Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding has increased across all countries but few are likely to meet the 2030 goal of 70%.
In a Nigerian study, both women and men emphasised “trust” and “safe spaces” when discussing sexual health.
Three quarters of new HIV infections among 15-19 year-olds are in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Local research is particularly needed to assess existing policies and inform efforts to implement them better.
Kenyan women march towards a restaurant after a female client was allegedly thrown out for breastfeeding and not covering up.
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Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
A childhood vaccine given at birth is effective.
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World Hepatitis Day is a clear call to improve efforts towards eliminating a disease that globally kills one person every 30 seconds.
A group of young Muslim girls on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
A young Kenyan mother holds her baby bump.
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Comprehensive sexuality education is needed to equip young girls and boys with pregnancy prevention knowledge before they have sex.
Scientific knowledge is a critical driver for human health and wellbeing, economic development and environmental sustainability.
What happens in early years matter for a child’s lifetime.
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The early years are when a child is most vulnerable, but it is also the time when effective interventions can deliver the biggest returns.
The consumption of a lot of soft drinks is linked to increased obesity.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021.
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Kenya grapples with two major challenges in the vaccination rollout: access to sufficient doses in light of the global shortage; and vaccine hesitancy.
Scientists and advocates around the world are in support of evidence-based, science-informed public policies.
The changes that society needs, such as preventing adolescent pregnancies, will not happen until researchers can use their findings to influence policy change.
Children in a classroom at a rural school in Kenya.
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There are concerns that the longer girls spend out of school, the more they are at risk of dropping out.
Health workers collect data from a man before taking samples during Kenya’s COVID-19 mass testing exercise.
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The availability of data by sex and gender is important for national responses when it comes to prevention, treatment and control.
Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe next to the country’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Reaching the goals of the plan requires the best possible interaction between public and private -for profit and not-for-profit - healthcare sectors.
La oración es uno de los métodos empleados en Tanzania para controlar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus.
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El Gobierno de Tanzania anunció a principios de febrero que no tiene intención de comprar vacunas contra la covid-19. La epidemióloga Catherine Kyobutungi explica la postura de Tanzania y por qué es problemática.
One of Tanzania’s approaches to managing the spread of the new coronavirus is through prayer.
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The pandemic will not end for anyone, anywhere until it is controlled in every country. Tanzania’s approach will make it that much harder for normality to return.
Women who had a secondary or higher level of education were more likely to test for HIV than women who had no formal education.
Local and national governments in west and central African countries must prioritise investment in providing access to HIV testing for all pregnant women.