A gender perspective on public health is essential to human rights and safety in crisis situations.
The country would benefit from a well-funded and regulated research industry to contribute to scientific innovation and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
African governments should shift their attention to strengthening health systems so that they are better placed to respond to any pandemic.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
Everything starts and ends with leadership.
The solution to measles outbreaks is deceptively easy: vaccinate more children. This belies the challenges along the path to that solution.
During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
The web or network of exposed people can quickly grow from one case if steps aren’t taken early to avoid further onward transmission.
African researchers are on the front line of the fight to find a vaccine that will protect people against Ebola.
The Ebola vaccine alone is not enough to deal with the outbreak in the DRC.
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is incredibly difficult to manage.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
What happens when you have Ebola?
A proper understanding of community dynamics and local beliefs can inform medical interventions that are capable of establishing positive and productive relations with local communities.
Alarm arose when news spread that Ebola cases had been found in Uganda. Here are the real reasons for concern.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely.