Africa's demographic dilemma
Africa's population is growing rapidly. The high birth rates present the continent with an enormous challenge. However, a study found that the number of children is declining as education, health, and jobs rise.
DR Congo: Ebola deaths in latest outbreak pass 1,000
As Ebola health workers in DR Congo battle mistrust and attacks on hospitals, the number of deaths has exceeded 1,000. WHO's emergencies chief Mike Ryan said its vaccination program will be expanded with a new vaccine.
Why women must take the lead in universal health coverage drive
If this year's Africa Health Agenda conference taught us anything its, achieving Universal Health Coverage across Africa but according to President of Women Deliver, Katja Iversen, if women aren't put affront and centre, it won't be possible at all.
The health hazards of air pollution in Ivory Coast
The health hazards of air pollution in Ivory Coast.
Singapore to focus on health, infrastructure in budget, minister says
Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat talks about the government's goals, and next month’s budget. Heng is widely viewed as most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after being named the first assistant secretary-general of Singapore’s ruling political party in November.
Doing the rounds with the Safari Doctors
For isolated island communities on Kenya's northern coast, access to health care is far from adequate. The "Safari Doctors" have taken matters into their own hands.
Fake booze threat pushes startups to trial new tests
A substantial rise in the sale of counterfeit alcohol is a major threat to public health. Scientists and entrepreneurs are rushing to create tools that, in future, will tell if your New Year tipple has been tainted.
See education, health deficits as national emergency, Toyin Saraki tells Nigerian government
See education, health deficits as a national emergency, Toyin Saraki tells Nigerian government.
Playing the dangerous game
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified gaming addiction as a mental health disorder. ‘Gaming disorder’ was added to the draft of WHO’s 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD).