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

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

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

Healthworkers vaccinated against Ebola in South Sudan

Health workers and other frontline responders in South Sudan are being vaccinated against Ebola as part of preparedness measures to fight the spread of the disease...

29 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

Why does malaria recur? How pieces of the puzzle are slowly being filled in

Some people suffer from repeated attacks of malaria. These can occur weeks to months or longer after contracting the disease...

By Miles B Markus 17 Jan 2019

UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report

Health tourism is an emerging, global, complex and rapidly changing segment that needs to be better understood by destinations...

28 Dec 2018

Tanzania sets benchmark on medicines regulation

The Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) has made considerable improvements in recent years in ensuring medicines in the healthcare system are of good quality, safe and produce the intended health benefit...

12 Dec 2018

To achieve universal healthcare, Kenya must invest more in its nurses

Nurses in Kenya are threatening to strike, protesting that the government had failed to increase their salaries in spite of an agreement which ended a five-month strike last year...

By Sharon Brownie 11 Dec 2018

R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa's rising life expectancy

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. A child born in the region today is expected to live up to 64 years on average...

By Charles Shey Wiysonge 27 Nov 2018

Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths...

By Faith Osier 7 Nov 2018

Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa...

6 Nov 2018

Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges

Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven't included African people

By Benyam Worku Dubale, Celia van der Merwe & Nathani 6 Nov 2018

Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa

Airbus released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa, a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies in Africa...

31 Oct 2018

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research

Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

By Nicci Botha 31 Oct 2018

Why eradicating polio everywhere has been so hard to crack

Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of parents just a generation ago...

By Melinda Suchard 26 Oct 2018

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