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Countries in central and sub-Saharan Africa will be hit the hardest by heat waves as climate change ramps up. What can Africans do to survive?
Africa is building up a genomic surveillance network of 12 regional hubs that will help the continent to prepare for future pandemics.
Africa’s ports are vulnerable to crime and corruption. Now they’re set to be the main thoroughfare for COVID vaccines entering the continent. Here’s why we need a better strategy to curb potential counterfeits coming through.
COVID vaccines have become one of the most sought after commodities in the world, but manufacturers simply can’t produce enough jabs for everyone who needs them. Bhekisisa investigates what this means for the emergence of a vaccine black market, as well as vaccine theft and falsification.
One of South Africa’s three COVID-19 vaccine trials was recently put on hold after a participant in the United Kingdom developed an unexplained illness. After an independent review, AstraZeneca’s candidate, which was considered to be a frontrunner in the field, is expected to resume locally this week. But results are still a long shot for this year, says the trial’s lead investigator.
25,000 grave violations were committed against children in conflict in 2019, says the UN, which hopes to highlight issue with new international day.
Recordings and slides from the epidemiology 101 course for Africa-based journalists — Tools to navigate medical research and critically report on COVID-19.
Despite clear evidence they are most at risk, older people are seen as dispensable as younger patients are prioritised in the fight against COVID-19.
With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’.When Joana Opoku-Darko’s daughter Anna was 18...
Trust is essential in the pandemic and scientists here can set the priorities that make the most sense for our people.COMMENTResearch to find a...
At 23 years old, Emma Theofelus is one of Africa's youngest Cabinent members. And taking office during the coronavirus epidemic has been a trial by fire.
Bonds designed to provide fast funding for poor countries branded ‘obscene’ because of complex payout criteria.
Outbreaks such as coronavirus, Sars and Ebola have taught us communication is key, and that the world is only as strong as its weakest health system.
The World Health Organisation prequalified Merck's vaccine for widespread use in November but regulatory hoops are just a small part of the fight to get the jab to the places that need it most.
Our two-year study shows the lake has been stable since the 1990s. Costly ‘solutions’ shift focus from the complex causes of the region’s deadly crisis.
When governments fail and health systems falter, aid agencies take over. But who holds them accountable?