Girls as young as 10 feel the blade but an extraordinary group is fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM).
In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.
Numbers don't lie: A new report shows how people across the world keep piling on the kilos.
A pill dispenser with an electronic cap monitors daily adherence to a regimen that may curb HIV among sex workers – and in broader society.
There are too few psychiatrists, so a foundation is using a Canadian model to rehabilitate people.
Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.
The government's focus on small-scale irrigation has given hope and sustenance to some districts.
Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan's capital.
Women in Somaliland are working together with an NGO to eliminate one of the most ancient and extreme practices of female genital mutilation.
The start of the rainy season in the war-torn country could spell a cholera outbreak.
Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.
The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.
Poor people who have fled their countries are expected to pay steep rates for treatment at government hospitals in Gauteng.
Refugees can flee their countries, but they can't escape the trauma of war.
Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.
The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.