A childhood vaccine given at birth is effective. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
This is no time to neglect hepatitis - 70-million Africans are infected

In 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. This was followed by commitments from governments - including African countries - to develop national strategic plans for viral hepatitis and earmark resources to eliminate the disease.

By Pauline Bakibinga 1 day ago

Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families. Julien Harneis, CC BY-SA
Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care", according to his colleague Dr Sabrina Kitaka. Mukasa's death from Covid on June 29, in the middle of Uganda's most lethal wave so far, robbed the country's medical fellowship of a friend and a mentor.

By Mark Shrime 23 Jul 2021

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We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day. We are awash in information, but everyone wants to distil insight that makes sense from this.

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

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Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood. More so, it revealed important lessons about global cooperation in public health that must not be forgotten.

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

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