Key Correspondents' health blogs on the pitfalls and successes of national, local and community health initiatives such as immunization and blood donor schemes.
The impact malaria, cancer, fistula, tuberculosis, malnutrition and sanitation health have on individual lives and communities are also documented as are outbreaks of diseases such as hepatitis B.
Of particular relevance for KCs is the impact co-infection such as TB and HIV has on the lives of individuals, families and communities,
The stigma, myths, rumours and attitudes those living with various health issues face is also documented, as is the community action being taken to change the situation.
The European Union has unveiled a €13 million (US$18 million) towards the revitalisation of Zimbabwe’s health sector through the Health Transition Fund. more
Once upon a time, there was a woman from eastern Uganda who walked all the way from Kamuda village to Soroti town 12 kilometres away only to deliver on the bare ground outside the hospital while people looked on. more
Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba has urged policy makers to pay attention to the reproductive health needs of sexually active adolescents. more
It has emerged that women are suffering silently as many are resuming sex too early after giving birth. more
In Apedi Adek village, in Oyam district, northern Uganda a centenarian great grandmother lives on. Williams Moi tells her story. more
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said a recent study published in The Lancet on which countries carry the largest disease burden highlights the need to improve health data in many countries. more
Health company GlaxoSmithKline has introduced an SMS service dubbed Hakikisha dawa to enhance patient safety by allowing people to check whether GSK branded drugs are real. more
Professor Nkandu Luo has urged African governments to support the development of new drugs against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by actively contributing towards the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme. more