The Nigerian government wants to stop medical professionals from leaving to countries including the United Kingdom and the United States by making it mandatory for doctors to work in state hospitals for five years.
The government is investing in monitoring lead levels in paint, but experts and industry groups say that there’s no plan for dealing with offenders.
Solar power, solar electricity and mobile technology are helping to reduce the rate of maternal mortality in Cameroon.
The joy of motherhood is killed by a moral and ethical dilemma when doctors advise termination of a pregnancy.
Psychics such as John Edward are 'mostly harmless' and often quite helpful to the living, experts say.
Lesbian teenagers have a lower chance of getting a sexually transmitted infection, but the threat remains. Even though South Africa’s sex education curriculum includes all the right lessons to help pupils of all sexual identities have safe sex in theory, the information that filters through to them is still up to individual teachers.
Alopecia or hair loss can devastate your self-esteem, unless you hold your head up high.
When hospitals are few and far between, these shelters become homes away from home for expecting mothers. Find out how countries around the world are getting mothers to book in for better births starting right here close to home.
Lawyers argue that while farming families toil over backbreaking work in desperate poverty, British American Tobacco is reaping the rewards.
Korogocho is one of Nairobi’s most dangerous slums, where rape and robbery are common. Beatrice Nyariara is helping women aged 55 to 90 to fight back.
A procedure new to SA has allowed a young mother to give part of her liver to save her son.
Women in South Africa are waking up to the dangers posed by fetal alcohol syndrome.
Corporate watchdog urges clean-up of supply chains as analysis finds weak regulation and enforcement has led to lack of scrutiny.
Grave robbing in the alleged pursuit of science haunts the history of biological anthropology. See how one university is righting history's wrongs.
A psychiatric facility in Freetown has stepped away from its colonial past and removed these ‘shackles’ from their patients.
These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.