Sub-Saharan Africa

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Although schistosomiasis affects many women and the treatment is simple, it is often misdiagnosed

A Chance to Give Back

Reflecting on a medical calling and working in the war-torn Nuba mountains in Sudan

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?

Poverty

Kenya's Greatest Sickle Cell Disease Advocate

Lea Kilenga Masamo is destigmatizing a rare genetic condition to improve care for forgotten patients

Governance

The Urgent Need for an African Medicines Agency

Africa needs to continue strengthening and relying on its own health-care agencies

Governance

Overcoming COVID-19 Misinformation in Africa

Country borders and language barriers do little to stop the spread of unverified scientific claims about COVID-19

Poverty

Why Neglected Tropical Diseases Still Matter

Ending neglected tropical diseases is necessary for a brighter future

Governance

A Path Forward on COVID-19 in Tanzania

There is no time to waste in saving lives

Governance

Lack of Awareness of Cancer and the Efficacy of Therapy Undermines Africa's Cancer Control Efforts

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa should commit to making cancer a public health priority

Poverty

The Double Threat of COVID-19 in Africa

Deaths from health-care disruptions due to COVID-19 are almost certain to outnumber deaths from the coronavirus itself

Governance

Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governments have an obligation to guarantee the continued protection of the public's rights during and after a pandemic

Gender

Falling Through the Cracks: COVID-19 and the Rise of Maternal Deaths in Africa

Africa’s unified pandemic response has saved lives, but reduced access to routine services puts women’s health in danger

Trade

Vaccine Nationalism and Africa

African Union calls for a “People's Vaccine” as African Academy of Sciences begins mapping local clinical trials sites