A mixture of grains and crops keeps the doctor away.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
Health workers burying a child who died of Ebola in the DRC’s North Kivu province.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
Coffee bushes in a shade-grown plantation in the Andes, Ecuador.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe representing Zimbabwe at an Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS summit
The presidents' wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
The negative effects of lower levels of self-stigma can be offset by positive coping strategies.
Many people worry that even properly treated wastewater will make them ill if they wash with or drink it.
Wastewater reuse suffers from a perception problem.
A health worker looks on at an Ebola transit centre in Beni in North Kivu province, DRC.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
In Ethiopia, boys are more likely to go to school than girls are. Role models can change this.
Buffalo relaxes in Lake Nakuru surrounded by flamingoes.
Outbreaks often affect the same areas because, once released, the bacteria continues to live as spores in the soil.
Kumasi in Ghana is one of the world’s fastest growing cities.
Africa is home to the world's fastest growing cities. However, poor governance has robbed the continent of the benefits of people and firms clustering together.
Women and girls are at high risk of sexual exploitation in disaster situations.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
Kenyan schoolgirls looking at a friend who is getting vaccinated against HPV which causes cervical cancer.
Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early.
Oromo children saved from slavery.
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Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Black women face a number of challenges in trying to become scientists.
Soon, this farmer and her goats could be treated with the same vaccine.
ILRI, Zerihun Sewunet/flickr
Rift Valley Fever infects millions of humans and livestock in Africa and Arabia. To fight it, scientists are developing a first of its kind vaccine that can be used on humans and animals.
Girls have taken off, while boy struggle with an outdated idea of manhood.
Boys are more likely to engage in risky behaviours than girls
Traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce - like bananas.
Although still hugely popular in rural areas, we found that there is little or no support from the government to develop the local brew industry because it's viewed as unhygienic and hard to tax.