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Working with communities is essential to end Ebola

Organisations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs...

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Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April

The Cannabis Expo, a trade and consumer exhibition dedicated to the cannabis industry, is set be held at Sun Exhibits at GrandWest in Cape Town from 4 to 7 April...

11 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

Ebola in the DRC: the race is on between research and the virus

Since August last year the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been facing its 10th Ebola virus disease outbreak. As of early March this year, 907 cases and 569 deaths have been reported...

By Yap Boum, Jean-Jacques Muyembe & Sabue Mulangu 8 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

What we found out about bribery patterns in Uganda's healthcare system

In September 2017 Uganda's former Minister of Health, Dr Sarah Opendi, disguised herself in a hijab and travelled by boda boda (motorbike taxi) to Naguru Hospital in Kampala...

By Heather Marquette & Caryn Peiffer 1 Mar 2019

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide are undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health...

28 Feb 2019

Why fixing Africa's data gaps will lead to better health policies

There's been a data revolution around the world driven by advances in information technology and a need for research that responds to complex developmental issues...

27 Feb 2019

YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels

YouTube has removed money-generating advertisements from anti-vaccination conspiracy channels...

26 Feb 2019

Grant aims at improving public health supply chains in Africa

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the aim at improving public health supply chains in Africa.

22 Feb 2019

Why Nigeria is battling to control disease outbreaks like Lassa fever

The first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa, the disease was named after the town in Nigeria where the first case occurred...

By Oyewale Tomori 22 Feb 2019

Malawi's health system puts women first. This isn't always a good thing

Policymakers, donors and international agencies have, for decades, the need to prioritise women's health services - for their own health as well as their children's...

By Kathryn Dovel, Morna Cornell, Sara Yeatman & Steph 20 Feb 2019

What mapping Kenya's child deaths for 50 years revealed - and why it matters

The number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday is closely monitored as a marker of social well-being and national development.

By Peter Macharia & Emelda Okiro 19 Feb 2019

International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

MDR-TB treatment achievable in post-conflict DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to an estimated 81-million people and a high-burden country for tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

15 Feb 2019

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

Why Ebola vaccine on trial in the DRC is raising hopes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola...

By Shirin Ashraf & Arthur Wickenhagen 11 Feb 2019

Rwanda university sets out to teach doctors medicine and management

A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent"...

By Agnes Binagwaho 6 Feb 2019

Tackling the scourge of counterfeit drugs in Africa

Former Nigerian minister of health and founder and chairman of Juli PLC, Prince Julius Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi]] will be discussing leadership and governance priorities for the pharmaceuticals industry in Africa...

31 Jan 2019

Why African countries need to give genomic research a major boost

All organisms are unique. Each having a set of genetic instructions for their build-up and maintenance. This set of genetic instructions is contained in genes that makeup a genome...

By Lamech Mwapagha 30 Jan 2019

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