Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, has a chief heat officer, the first in Africa. She has her work cut out for her.
Although West Africa has made some headway with efforts to propagate democracy, its dividends, in the form of good governance, remain elusive.
As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
When tackling an Ebola outbreak speed is a critical element - every hour counts.
Dietary guidelines can do a better job clarifying the differences between beneficial and harmful forms of processing.
While promoting better risk reduction is always sensible, it leads to a tendency for disaster management systems to lean heavily on experience and systems designs of other countries
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.
Many African countries are experienced in managing outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers and many of the lessons learnt from the Ebola can be applied to the Marburg outbreak.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
Ebola survivors use multiple avenues to address their health needs, which presents a management challenge.
As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
ECOWAS needs to be decisive in enforcing its protocols and sanctioning members that flout the provisions of its protocols and policies.
African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
Countries in the West Africa region are in a very different position to seven years ago. They now have the experience of the past as well as new tools to tackle Ebola.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
Leaders’ efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Overlapping disasters of COVID-19 and flooding could be a serious threat for Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown.
Africa is now formally free of colonial rule. Yet, the aim of remembering and furthering the fight for self determination remains relevant as ever.