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Inside South Africa’s quest for an HIV vaccine in under two minutes

The Uhambo vaccine trial may be over but South Africa’s search for a jab that could prevent HIV globally isn’t.

More than just a footnote: ‘African authors are under-represented as first authors — positions...

A survey of 198 global health organisations showed that nearly 90% were headquartered in North America or Western Europe, with boards dominated by...

Where are South Africa’s HIV patients?

The country boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme. Find out how South Africa's nine provinces stack up when it comes to...
Lake Chad

Is one of Africa’s most important lakes really shrinking?

Our two-year study shows the lake has been stable since the 1990s. Costly ‘solutions’ shift focus from the complex causes of the...

South Africa delays rollout of new blockbuster HIV drug

Stocks of the new treatment are already on the shelves of some clinics — but lingering concerns over a possible low...

When violence begets violence: Men, trauma & HIV in South Africa

Young men living in urban informal settlements have experienced a huge amount of violence and trauma in their own lives. This...
Man walking on a dirt road in Togo.

Doing the ‘tramadol dance’: What this latest music craze says about Africa’s pill addiction

The illicit trade in this prescription pain killer has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is...
The doctor that once defended Mbeki

Read: South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill

The country's NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament today. You can find it here.
Northern Africa

Southern Africa

Countries Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe Population size Estimate 312 733...

East Africa

Countries Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Reunion, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda Population size Estimate 220 431 483 Main health concerns According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, HIV and...

Central Africa

Countries Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome e Principe Population size Estimate 55 692 700 Main health concerns Central Africa spans the equatorial belt...

West Africa

Countries Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, The Gambia Population size Estimate 343 794...
Northern Africa

North Africa

Countries Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, North Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara Population size Estimate 219 041 065 Main health concerns North Africa has a different set of health challenges than the rest of Africa....
South Africa’s rolled out the world’s first pill-popping ATMs. Now what?

How to get South Africans to buy into the next big thing in medicine

These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal.
A woman brings in a bucket of fish in Gunjur village

China’s overfishing of Africa: The lure and the lies

Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.
This disease is a leading cause of death in SA but preventing it could be as simple as taking a single pill — if the government agrees.

This kills more South Africans than any other disease. There’s a new way to...

One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick.