Despite its claims, the United States is not “leading” the global response to COVID-19. If it were, its approach to the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, the region most vulnerable to the economic impact of the virus, would be much different.
May 13, marks one year since Akachi Chukwuemeka died by suicide, aged 21. Neke and I found and carried him to the UNNMedicalCentre that morning. I wrote this as a reference for how to discuss suicide, how schools should help. I still haven’t mourned him.
To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.
An estimated 130 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
Scientists are disappointed, but not deterred by news that the massive HIV vaccine trial, HVTN 702, has been abandoned early for failing to stop HIV infections.
Loide Uushona and Pendapala Shiyuka are co-founders of Namibia’s youngest owned Medical laboratory. The young women are pushing to create innovative solutions in a field that has long been stagnated and are encouraging other African youth to do the same.
A Nigerian investigative journalist Fisayo Soyombo has exposed the corruption and decrepit state of the country’s oldest psychiatric hospital, Yaba Nero-Psychiatric Hospital.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
The experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on “medical xenophobia”