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Health workers receiving members of the public for TB screening in Uganda.
Health

Africa’s fight against TB: the gains and the challenges

What is hindering Africa’s efforts to eradicate tuberculosis?
World Health Organization
By WHO
A health worker prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
coronavirus

Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake increases by 15%

Around 62 million doses were administered across the continent in February up from 54 million in January.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Winnie Byanyima (Left), UNAIDS Executive Director.
Health

Fighting HIV and AIDS in times of COVID-19

— Winnie Byanyima, UNAIDS Executive Director
Liberia’s Vice president, Jewel Howard Taylor, opens the country’s first school for autistic children. (bottom) A desk in the classroom.  Agnes Fallah Kamara
Health

How I set up Liberia’s first school for autistic children

Community activist debunks cultural myths about autism
Child with autism spectrum disorder.
Health

Bringing hope to children with autism

Increased awareness and sharing of experiences help families to cope
Une fillette sud-africaine de 9 ans se recueille avant de prendre ses médicaments antirétroviraux.  Photo: © Getty Images / Per-Anders Pettersson
Also

Toll mounts in global AIDS pandemic

Lacking drugs, doctors and solidarity, Africa counts its dead
Health workers clean hospital scrubs and protective gear at the Island Clinic for Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.   USAID/Morgana Wingard
Financing For Development

Billions now required to save depleted healthcare systems

Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure
News

In Sahel, battle against child malnutrition continues

Malnutrition among children under age five in the Sahel is expected to rise again this year
Departments

Africa Wired

Simple invention brokers peace between humans and wildlife
Also

Counterfeit drugs raise Africa’s temperature

Profits too high, penalties too low to stop crime
Web Feature

Mothers’ health is improving across Africa

But far too many are still dying from childbirth complications
Web Feature

New HIV infections are falling dramatically in Africa

People with the disease are also living longer and better
Improving health

Gender violence hampers AIDS fight

Activists in Zambia counter a deadly link
Improving health

Investing in the health of Africa’s mothers

Lacking care, too many women do not survive childbirth
Improving health

In Africa, AIDS often has a woman’s face

Knowledge, power and resources needed to combat the scourge
Also

AIDS breakthrough threatened by budget woes

New discovery brings hope, but will the funds be there?
Africa at 50

African women’s long walk to equality

Some gains, but an uphill climb still looms
Also

Millennium Development Goals: time to step up

Some progress in Africa, but more is needed, argues UN Secretary-General
Also

A ‘crisis in waiting’ for AIDS patients

Trade rules will make it harder to get cheap generic medicines
Also

At last, signs of progress on AIDS

Policy shift in South Africa, as new infections decline across the continent
Also

To save the lives of mothers, infants

Commitment, money and innovation can reduce high mortality rates
Also

Better health at the click of a button

Information technology helps Rwandan clinics reach out
Cover Story

Women struggle to secure land rights

Hard fight for access and decision-making power
Also

Gender violence hampers AIDS fight

Activists in Zambia fight a ‘deadly link’
Also

AIDS deaths are declining, reports UN

But new data show that epidemic remains huge in Africa
Cover Story

Investing in the health of Africa’s mothers

Many are too poor to survive childbirth
Also

Empowering women to fight AIDS

Women’s leadership is key, argues UN envoy for AIDS in Africa
Also

Africa a priority for new UN head

Ban Ki-moon sets African issues high on the global agenda
Also

Improving reintegration of former combatants

African experiences help UN ‘refine’ disarmament efforts
Also

African gays and lesbians combat bias

An ‘invisible’ minority seeks legal safeguards, acceptance
Also

Pledging peace at Great Lakes summit

In a region emerging from war, cooperation remains a challenge
Also

Congolese women confront legacy of rape

War and sexual violence leave survivors in desperate need
Also

Millions of activists for a day

Stand Up campaign seeks to garner public support to fight poverty
Also

African AIDS battle at a crossroads

Progress in a few countries, but huge effort remains
Also

New global anti-AIDS campaign kicks off

Towards prevention, care and treatment for all by 2010
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Rwandan women: AIDS therapy beyond drugs

Food and hope are also essential to survival
Also

‘Children just do not have to die’

Simple, cheap interventions can reduce African mortality rates
Also

Traditional healers boost primary health care

Reaching patients missed by modern medicine
Also

Giant step for Kenya’s schools

Progress for both boys and girls towards Millennium education goal
Also

Global AIDS treatment drive takes off

Rapid increase in number of people receiving ARV medicines
Campaign