Many children between the ages of nine and 12 have had sex. The average woman has about five children.
The country's yellow fever outbreak is a timely reminder that African countries can't get complacent with their vaccination efforts.
A Nigerian and a Kenyan use social media and the football pitch to discuss contraceptives and stop pregnancy.
Markets, attitudes and the war on drugs are the barriers that prevent patients having access to opioid-based pain medication.
Two surveys paint a shocking picture of how East Africans are exposing themselves to the mounting risks of non-communicable diseases.
Faith healers, psychics, celebrities and others sell their holy water, prayers, bracelets, vitamins and other gimmicks to vulnerable people.
African ministers are taking new steps to provide vaccines for children who don't have access.
People in rural Nigeria are afraid of being isolated due to their HIV status and don't access treatment.
Malaria medication is being accidentally wasted on other conditions.
The buruli ulcer is considered to be a neglected tropical disease but is the third most common bacterial infection after tuberculosis and leprosy.
Sunny weather in South Africa makes skin cancer a risk for many people.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect infants and young children.
Countries in Africa are in desperate need of more emergency care specialists and increased training.
Big Food is just one driving force behind unhealthy eating, and strategies are needed to cut the high cost of associated diseases.
Economic exploitation in the developing world has resulted in under-resourced and weak health systems that could not contain the spread of viruses.
Fearing social rejection, many patients don't seek treatment. To show your solidarity, don a surgical mask and post a selfie on World TB Day.