Africa

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Monkeypox in Nigeria

Nigeria's battered health infrastructure is ill-equipped to handle a surge in monkeypox cases

Unvaccinated in Nigeria and Still Waiting on a Jab

Scaling up COVID-19 antivirals to fight new variants is now more important than ever

Governance

Inside the Lab that Identified Omicron

For years Botswana's scientists have been on the cutting-edge of research

Governance

Transforming Freetown After War

An interview with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Sierra Leone's capital city

Governance

Are Leaders Born or Created?

Becoming a successful physician-leader in Kenya—and anywhere—goes well beyond medical training

Poverty

Cancer in Africa, a Financially Devastating Disease

A physician in Senegal shares her cancer story from "the land of universal health coverage"

Food

Is Fast Food Eating Away at Africa's Progress?

It is often said that Africa is the future, but what kind of future will it have if its population is unhealthy?

Governance

What the African Medicines Agency Needs Most to Succeed

The formation of the AMA is a milestone for drug safety and trust in Africa

Environment

The World's First Climate Change Conflict Continues

Darfur is now on its own, fighting a forgotten war compounded by climate change

Governance

Omicron and the Scramble from Africa

"Travel bans are based on political agendas, not science, and certainly not on respect," says a physician from Namibia

Urbanization

Learning from Lagos

How a "lite" rapid transit system in the Nigerian city transformed commuting

Gender

The Resilience of Women in Sudan

An interview with Sudanese physician Sarah Khalifa

Poverty

The Pandemic That Never Went Away

Reflections on the cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Urbanization

Health Care in Africa: The Challenges of Innovating at the Interface of the Public and Private Sectors

An interview with Bright Simons, technology innovator, development activist, and social entrepreneur