Maternal mortality is much higher in Africa than in high-income countries.
Research shows that women in Africa are more likely to die as a result of complications related to C-sections.
A young girl walks through a field of failed maize crops in the semi-arid Kitui County in southeastern Kenya.
The availability of data and evidence in the agricultural sector is critical for decision making
There’s a huge amount of seafood variety that can come in many forms.
Our new paper titled ‘DNA barcoding validates species labelling of certified seafood’ presents the largest and most comprehensive assessment of MSC-labelled products to date.
Tools like the WHO checklist can lead to better surgical outcomes in countries with limited resources.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
X-rays, CT scans or MRIs may be necessary to detect TB in organs other than the lungs.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death.
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
People leaving their homes in the flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira, Mozambique in the wake of tropical cyclone Idai.
Denis Onyodi/ IFRC handout
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
Farmer-led irrigation comes in many different shapes and forms.
The green revolution: small-scale, informal irrigation is expanding in Zimbabwe and small scale farmers are leading the way.
Torrential rains in Malawi have caused dozens of deaths.
Arjan van de Merwe/UNDP/Flickr
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships.
Botswana's High Court could finally decriminalise same-sex relations.
If it’s fake, it’s not news.
Science is not the absolute truth. Scientific findings are the beginning, not the end, of the quest for truth.
A community health worker interacting with children in a village South Africa’s Limpopo province.
Anova Health Institute
Community-based HIV programmes helps improve access to health care.
Tens of thousands fled the DRC during fighting between rebels and government troops.
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".
Foot-and-mouth disease is endemic to Tanzania.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
South Africa’s child support grant reaches over 10 million children.
Children whose families benefit from social grants and family support interventions enjoy better health, nutrition and schooling.
There’s not enough sustained electricity investment in Africa.
In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
It's increasingly difficult to manage diseases in inner cities.
Reducing salt intake can save lives.
South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.