A Nigerian child receives a dose of the polio vaccine.
Now is not the time to ease up the prevention effort, or decades of progress could be undone.
HIV-infected and exposed children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.
Effective health care interventions are very important for sub-Saharan Africa because the region has a high burden of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Best-selling Nigerian novelist and literary superstar Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
Nowhere in South Africa is the migrant population as dense as in inner-city Johannesburg.
HIV is a condition that must be managed, not just medically, but also socially, tackling stigma, social anxieties and the risks of disclosure.
The use of HIV-positive organs is now a well-established practice in South Africa.
New research supports kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors to recipients with HIV.
A number of factors contribute to the lower rates of uptake of HIV treatment by adolescents.
There's an urgent need for interventions to increase uptake of antiretroviral therapy and improve services for adolescents.
There are different types of drought and how they affect different sectors of society varies.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
Attitudes to banks are changing. This requires them to be more customer centric, and to take their role in society more seriously.
Game farms in South Africa often supply the canned hunting sector.
Private game farming isn't being managed in a socially or environmentally sustainable way.
The white liberal establishment, both inside and outside the Democratic Alliance, holds on to its race-blindness by distorting the South African idea of “non-racialism”.
Women have to push through barriers to access higher education.
The impact of climate change on agriculture will affect food supplies.
The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done.
When the University of Cape Town discovered skeletons in its archive that had been unethically obtained and used, they set about restoring justice to the bones and the community they came from.
A simple heart scan can save the lives of children suffering with conditions such as rheumatic heart disease.
Hidden heart conditions, like rheumatic heart disease, can have deadly consequences if not treated properly – or not treated at all.
TB is still a leading cause of death around the world.
Many of the most fundamental aspects of TB disease remain unknown. For example, after exposure to the organism that causes TB, why do only some people get infected and only some of those fall ill?
Black women in South Africa are more likely to die from breast cancer than others.
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Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
A developing country such as South Africa needs to increase its PhD output.
If South Africa focuses on getting more PhDs, universities will also increase other graduates in the pipeline.
Low-cost alloys would pave the way for affordable medical implants and prosthetics.
Low-cost titanium alloys in South Africa could be used in non-aerospace sectors, such as car parts, medical devices, implants, jewellery and kitchen appliances.
Dagahaley – one of three camps that make up Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camp.
Many African countries host large numbers of asylum seekers. But should they be held in camps, or be allowed to integrate into cities?
A main street of a poor neighbourhood in Cape Town during recent power cuts.
It's not clear whether South Africa's president can coordinate his ministers in a way that provides clarity about dealing with the country's energy crisis.