Lay counsellors are being trained to assist a handful of psychiatrists to deal with the minds of Nigerians racked by Boko Haram terror
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.
TB treatment is available for free in South Africa. But 20% of people are never diagnosed and spread the disease unknowingly.
Half a litre of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar – almost the entire recommended daily sugar allowance. But fruit juice is as bad.
A recent article suggested that single South Africans can live longer by getting married, based on Statistics SA mortality data.
Surgical technicians have helped halve maternal death rates in Mozambique.
In Kenya, nocturnal HIV clinics attract sex workers and truck drivers, because they keep the same hours as their clients
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Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?
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New research may have finally answered an old question.
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A doctor shortage in war-torn Mozambique paved the way for a new breed of surgeons that have slashed deaths among new mothers.
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Malawi says it will no longer enforce anti-homosexuality laws but dangerous homophobia persists on the country's streets - and in its clinics.
Many diabetics are dependent on expensive blood sugar testing strips to stay alive. Most in South Africa can't afford it.
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Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
Poor handling practices as well as storage, cooking equipment and fridges - and rats - increase the risk of food poisoning.
Find out when you can terminate a pregnancy and who should be doing it.
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Fact may be stranger than science fiction as artificial intelligence moves into consulting rooms.
Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders
Two years of HIV self-testing in Malawi have shown no cases of suicide, intimate partner violence or self-harm.
Larvae may not be to everyone's taste but they could be key to easing food shortages and boosting farmers' incomes.
Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.
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We speak to a young, black woman who is infertile about the stigma she faces in her community.
Pontsho Pilane explains why women may choose a Caesarean section over a vaginal birth, especially in the private sector.
A novel and easy way to disinfect water using freely available solar power is helping to combat the spread of disease in developing countries.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.