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Betty Walakira was one of the scientists who pitched her innovation

From the judges’ seat: Three lessons for scientists

Here are three tips to help keep your scientific presentations interesting, full of life and not sleep inducing.
African drumming can help treat people with depression and other mental illnesses.

African drumming: New rhythm in therapy

Drumming therapy can help to reduce anger and tension and increase a sense of wellbeing.
About half the country’s population is younger than 15.

Young women told: ‘If a man touches you, you’ll get pregnant’

Unintended pregnancies and abortions in Nigeria could be reduced if myths are dispelled and young women have the right information.
A Nigerian schoolgirl is vaccinated against polio during a mass nationwide polio inoculation.

Five lessons Nigeria learnt when it clamped down on polio

Success hinges on a number of key factors, ranging from government buy-in to harnessing the support of traditional leaders and civil society.
Telling compelling stories: Amy Green

Crack journalistic team driven by the prospect of telling the continent’s stories

With its expansion to the rest Africa, the Bhekisisa health reporting team is growing.
Making a difference: Bongani Ngcobo.

Solutions-based health reporting to take flight in Africa

With a new donor on board, Bhekisisa will be covering the continent's health issues at source – their new website launches today!
At least one in four children in Africa is still not receiving the vaccinations they need.

SA must close the immunisation gap that parallels class

Vaccines take centre stage in times of crisis but outside of public health emergencies they do not always get the attention they deserve.
Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time.

NHI a healthy dose to cure South Africa’s sickly system

Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time, it brings possibilities to those in need.