Study finds fathers’ exposure to toxins might have health consequences for their children
The interplay between climate change and the spread of pathogens means health systems must be ready for future crises and ensure equitable access to treatment
We all need to do our bit to end malaria – which affects millions of the world’s poorest – in our lifetime
The death of Jovia Kisaakye’s brother from malaria and the family’s struggle to sell fresh milk led to the new product
‘Artificial light is doing things to the environment that we don’t even think about’
After 30 years of research, the World Health Organisation is finally recommending the widespread use of a malaria vaccine
An estimated two-thirds of malaria deaths are among children under the age of five, most of them in Africa.
Strategic investments in health care for all are needed to ensure safe births, treatment of tuberculosis, malaria, measles, pneumonia and diarrhoea, and children are vaccinated
Most people recover from Covid‑19 quickly, but Long Haulers in Nigeria are turning to one another for support
Experts are warning clinicians to be careful when diagnosing Covid-19 — and to check for malaria as well
It is imperative that we train healthcare workers and participate in continent-wide collaboration
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.
Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue
What might Africa look like in the wake of the pandemic? There’s enough change happening to keep both optimists happy and pessimists glum
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
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
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?
We can now control our species genetic future
but this power is ‘awesome and terrifying’
Healthcare workers from across Africa are working together to find last-mile solutions
70% of all illness deaths are due to easily treatable malaria, acute watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Udier Village
Communication Award for outreach and creating awareness by a team or individual
An award-winning device created by a Ugandan engineer and his colleagues could replace expensive blood tests
Surprised? Which is to be expected when the media thrives on keeping us in a state of alarm
‘As a father I just can’t imagine living with the knowledge that your child could catch a deadly disease overnight’
International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.
Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?
Now the fight is on to eliminate the illness entirely – and save those still at the mercy of the mosquito.
With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.
Is mobile technology the malaria-fighting secret weapon Africa’s been waiting for?
This success in saving lives may be offset by the Ebola outbreak, and the UN agency warned of factors that might reverse the progress being made.
Scientists have developed a tool for coding DNA that will help to monitor drug-resistant strains.