Postnatal depression, a silent killer

By Fungai Jachi POSTNATAL depression (PND) is an emerging psychiatric issue and a devastating public health challenge that has seen most women suffering in silence. Postpartum or postnatal depression is…

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

Jimmy Kisembo, a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger looks up at a lion on his daily monitoring patrol in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Alex Braczkowski, Author provided Alexander Richard Braczkowski,…

We unpack what some African countries are doing about tobacco control

We unpack what some African countries are doing about tobacco control The growth in tobacco use in Africa is a potential public health catastrophe. Shutterstock Corné van Walbeek, University of Cape…

Violence against women in Kenya: data provides a glimpse into a grim situation

Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop was recently killed. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF Yohannes Dibaba Wado, African Population and Health Research Center Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop was…

Is November really sacred?

By Abigirl Tembo Using the Lunar calendar, we are now in November a month regarded as sacred in the African tradition religion where any ceremony conducted during this month will…

Dental workers face particular risks: we designed a device to protect them

Oral healthcare workers are exposed to disease-causing organisms during dental procedures. Shutterstock Riaan Mulder, University of the Western Cape Dentistry faces a relatively high risk of exposure to a wide…

COP26: Africa’s challenges must steer the climate change conference

Activists hold placards during a climate change protest in Kenya. James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Victor Ongoma, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique and Portia Adade Williams, CSIR-Science and Technology Policy…

The difference between Zimbabwean sanctions and Rhodesian sanctions

By Rutendo Bereza Matinyarare MANY Zimbabweans often bring up the comparison between Rhodesian and Zimbabwean sanctions to drive the narrative that Rhodesia had more stringent sanctions that they managed better…

ZUAUWS calls South African Media out for propaganda on Zim sanctions

Zimbabweans United Against US War Sanctions (ZUAUWS) Director, Nosipo Bekani has called out the South African media houses for advancing false narratives that sanctions are targeted at politicians who violate…

Breakthrough malaria vaccine offers to reinvigorate the fight against the disease

Breakthrough malaria vaccine offers to reinvigorate the fight against the disease The first ever malaria vaccine promises to bring the battle against infections back on track. Photo Illustration by Rafael…