This costs just cents and could prevent half-a-million children from going blind

Adri Kotze , Shadrack Kavilu

The substance is critical in pregnancy and in the development of children; a lack of it has dire consequences.


Would you put your baby in a cardboard box? Check out this parenting trend

Adri Kotze

The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies


Could better health for your baby come in a cardboard box?

Adri Kotze

All the rage in Finland, 'Moses baskets' could soon be coming to South African shores.


Angelina Jolie takes on her biggest role — as a TB-sniffing rat

Angelina might just have saved a life. But is there science to prove it?


How to fund a failing health system

Tawanda Karombo, Adri Kotze

Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?


Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'

Adri Kotze

Could psychosocial programmes turn extremists into moderates?


Beer and stinky feet could be a fatal combination – for mosquitos

Adri Kotze , Gitonga Njeru

Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?


South Sudan is bleeding itself dry

Blood donations are scant in South Sudan as the process is frowned upon and treated with suspicion by locals.


People living with disabilities forced into marriage and sexual violence

Adri Kotze

A new report uncovers the sad stories of Tanzanians with albinism and disabilities.


Home visits give instant HIV results and data set to guide more than a dozen African countries’ programmes

Adri Kotze , Stephen Tsoroti

The population assessments of the epidemic in sub-Sahara yields information of benefit to patients and to each nation’s plan of action