The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
Circumcision is a rite of passage in various African communities. However, for initiates with haemophilia, extra caution needs to be taken to ensure their safety.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
Glaucoma is a slow and silent progressive disease and the second leading cause of blindness, that requires early diagnosis.
South Africa's social grants, which benefit a third of the country's population, are widely celebrated. But these grants fall far short of addressing the country's malnutrition challenge.
Kenya's doctors embarked on a strike for a 100 days to push the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
Drug-resistant TB is increasingly being transmitted, indicating that beating the problem requires public health interventions and support from communities.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Infertility is tied to the instability of romantic relationships in Ghana.
Scientists have struggled to diagnose TB in people with compromised immune systems because of the low levels of the bacteria in their body.
Advanced lab tests have entered the market to improve tuberculosis diagnosis. This will ensure prompt and correct treatment in managing the disease.
To tackle TB a dynamic change in discourse is needed. The focus must be on how to respond to emerging complexities the disease presents.
The discovery of a rare gene is twofold, and has a scientific and clinical impact in the fight against heart muscle disease.
Kenyan tertiary institutions are learning from each other by sharing experiences on overcoming challenges they face during medical training.
In a political environment where voters are increasingly attuned to instances of polling malpractice, African states are grudgingly adopting technology as a barrier to election fraud.
Cholera is estimated to infect between 3 to 5 million people globally, every year.
Should South Africa's social grants not be disbursed, many households will lose the only source of income they have.
A lack of decent sanitation and clean drinking water are fertile ground for a cholera outbreak.
Shortening the treatment period has become a top priority within TB research but studies to date have been unsuccessful.