Sub-Saharan Africa

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Kenya's Greatest Sickle Cell Disease Advocate

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

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

Governance

In Africa’s COVID-19 Response, Strive, Don’t Settle

Broad and equitable health systems could finally be within reach for African countries—closer than the world realizes

Poverty

Poverty's Albatross—Nigeria in Mid-Century

Solving Nigeria's poverty problem will be complex—there are no silver bullets—but it's key to reducing poverty in Africa

Poverty

Coronavirus in Zimbabwe

The country is facing an unprecedented public health catastrophe—and action is required to prevent more needless deaths