Presented this week at the World Health Assembly, the document could usher in a new era in affordable healthcare. Here's why we need it.
General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. Now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under.
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for democracy, but but bad for women's bodies.
Inside the Kenyan village that began as a refuge for survivors of sexual violence.
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
This invasive plant clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it’s become the next big thing in renewable energy.
For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
About 15 years after their son died while illegally detained at a deportation centre outside Johannesburg, this family still hasn't found his grave.
When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that.
Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.
It’s been five years since the country prohibited same-sex marriage and LGBTI gatherings, and the climate of fear left in its wake could be deadly.
Unsafe in Somalia and unwanted in Kenya, refugees increasingly risk abduction in search of a better life.
Desperate to reach Europe, migrants from Africa are travelling to Egypt to sell body parts to pay for their passage.
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.
Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price.