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.
Although important victories have been won in the fight to protect girls from becoming child brides, the practice remains common and is growing.
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.