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.
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.
Peepoo bags and drop-off points give those living in Nairobi's Kibera a hygienic and safe solution to dealing with human waste.
The country's health system is ravaged, but a team of volunteer doctors visit regularly: operating on the desperate and training local medical staff.
Solar power, solar electricity and mobile technology are helping to reduce the rate of maternal mortality in Cameroon.
A revolutionary antiretroviral prophylaxis is helping all people, no matter their sexual orientation. A cheaper generic will soon be on the shelves.
Clinics dedicated to young people are ideal but the poor nation struggles to provide at least a basic service for those who can't access them.
More developing countries are offering sight-saving surgery in their public health systems, but specialist eye surgeons are in short supply.
A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.
A programme with the health department sees motorbikes being used to deliver drugs to people in far-flung places who can't afford the fare.
Women said they couldn't afford to boil water and cook, so a local inventor rolled up his sleeves.
Leaders of Zimbabwe's Apostolic sects are warming to the idea of women giving birth at health clinics.
Some residents in rural towns in Mpumalanga have to chose between buying food or going to the doctor.