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”
Africa accounts for 15% of the global population and 25% of the global disease burden, yet the discovery and development of medicines that end up in Africa has historically only happened in the global north. It is time for the situation to change, says Professor Kelly Chibale, director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Nigerian professor of neurosurgery and spinal surgery, Dr. Olawale Sulaiman divides his time between the US and Nigeria to provide affordable and often free healthcare in his home country. The surgeon even negotiated a 25% pay cut with his employer in exchange for longer holidays to Nigeria to facilitate his philanthropy.