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Rural women in Agincourt, South Africa, with water collection containers. Lauren Porter

What has changed for rural South African women in the last 25 years

The provision of better health services and social grants has aided rural women’s progress in South Africa, but there are still tremendous needs to be met.
South Africa has extended COVID-19 vaccination to adolescents between 12 and 17 years old. Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images

COVID-19: unpacking South Africa’s plan to vaccinate adolescents

Countries like the United States, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Switzerland have already vaccinated many millions of adolescents and their experience will guide countries that follow suit.
A woman with her baby collects her household goods in front of her newly built shack in Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images

Community health workers can help South African women with perinatal depression

Pregnant women and mothers of infants are at a higher risk of experiencing depression because of increased pressures they face economically, in their relationships, with their families, and socially.
Liberia and Sierra Leone actively sought international aid to combat Ebola in 2014, Guinea downplayed the extent of the deadly disease. EFE-EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

Papers show what lay behind Condé regime’s Ebola denialism in Guinea

President Alpha Condé’s pursuit of mining interests during the Ebola crisis may have foreshadowed his demise as he tightened his grip over power and plundered the state’s wealth.

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