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The challenges of delivering a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa requires a new approach

It is imperative that we train healthcare workers and participate in continent-wide collaboration

Covid-19 puts Sierra Leone’s expectant mothers at further risk

Almost 70% of the world’s maternal deaths happen in Africa. Now there’s coronavirus — and with poor prenatal and postnatal care on the continent, expectant mothers and children under five are even more vulnerable.

The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

Covid-19 in Africa: The good news and the bad

What might Africa look like in the wake of the pandemic? There’s enough change happening to keep both optimists happy and pessimists glum

Malaria deaths could double during Covid-19 pandemic, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation said people could die of preventable illnesses if steps to control malaria as well as immunisation for measles, yellow fever and polio are interrupted

In Sierra Leone, malaria spiked during Ebola. Will it happen again during Covid-19?

While Sierra Leone was grappling with Ebola, there was a spike in deaths from another disease - malaria. We need to make sure this does not happen again

Rethinking the mosquito net

Disease-spreading mozzies may be getting wise to our best defences, but science is fighting back with a new kind of chemistry. But will advances be able to outpace nature?

Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously

We can now control our species genetic future but this power is ‘awesome and terrifying’

Sharing best practice key to healthy results solutions

Healthcare workers from across Africa are working together to find last-mile solutions

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

70% of all illness deaths are due to easily treatable malaria, acute watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Udier Village

Striving for a malaria-free Africa

Communication Award for outreach and creating awareness by a team or individual

Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing

An award-winning device created by a Ugandan engineer and his colleagues could replace expensive blood tests

Good news, Chicken, the sky isn’t falling

Surprised? Which is to be expected when the media thrives on keeping us in a state of alarm

If we keep our eye on the ball, we can stop malaria

'As a father I just can’t imagine living with the knowledge that your child could catch a deadly disease overnight'

Is Nigeria really home to almost one in four of the world’s malaria cases?

International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?

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