People who smoke and drink too much, don’t exercise and eat unhealthily are likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease.
Medical regulatory bodies must be guided by solid evidence rather than pressure from recreational users pushing for the legalisation of the drug.
Financial risk-protection mechanisms could alleviate the high food and transport costs incurred by rural people seeking to access treatment for HIV.
Sometimes, delivering mixed messages is a good thing, as an integrated project in the Lake Tanganyika region has proved.
About 35 000 babies could have been born without HIV had the president listened to the boy.
Truvada, which contains two antiretrovirals, reduces the risk of HIV infection with up to 96%.
Nicola Plastow looks at some of the settings in which African drumming has been used to improve mental health.
Maternity leave for women in developing countries is still a massive problem, with many women in informal sectors not receiving adequate cover.
The increasingly disjointed nature of life in urban slums means there’s no network of family support for mothers who want to work.
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Drumming therapy can help to reduce anger and tension and increase a sense of wellbeing.
Unintended pregnancies and abortions in Nigeria could be reduced if myths are dispelled and young women have the right information.
Success hinges on a number of key factors, ranging from government buy-in to harnessing the support of traditional leaders and civil society.
With a new donor on board, Bhekisisa will be covering the continent's health issues at source – their new website launches today!
With its expansion to the rest Africa, the Bhekisisa health reporting team is growing.
Vaccines take centre stage in times of crisis but outside of public health emergencies they do not always get the attention they deserve.