He’s seen the good, the bad and the terrible in north-south collaborations. Peter Donkor, president of AFREHealth and a surgery professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, drew on his experiences to offer some lessons learned during a Saturday…

Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria reveal that in many regions where the disease is endemic only 50% of children’s fevers are actually malarial. When the disease isn’t the culprit, health workers who aren’t trained to diagnose other ailments tend to prescribe antibiotics…

A behemoth data analysis published in the Lancet takes a worldwide snapshot of a nebulous issue: unintended pregnancies.The ambitious study gathered data on abortion rates and surveys of women on unintended pregnancies, published by the UN Population Division and other…

To the lonely hearts lamenting that they can’t find love online, ask yourself this: does your species depend on it? Romeo's does.While humans frantically swipe left and right on countless potential mates, “the world’s loneliest frog” needs just one match.

Since January Nigeria has seen over 1000 suspected cases of Lassa fever and about 90 deaths. Researchers are scrambling to understand this year's unusually high toll.Hard-to-diagnose Lassa often causes only mild symptoms, but is deadly. And like many diseases that present…

Turning research into services is the next hurdle to improving health care in Africa, according to Rwanda’s former health minister Agnes Binagwaho and Melvyn Freeman of South Africa’s Department of Health.Binagwaho, whose tenure saw a turnaround in Rwanda’s health care…

Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…

In low- and middle-income countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics, the toll of burns varies—but they all share a shortage of treatment options.

The WHO has drawn up its 2018 R&D Blueprint, highlighting priority diseases with the greatest epidemic potential that lack sufficient countermeasures.The second annual review's 8 diseases include an as-yet-unknown Disease X, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola and…

Don’t drink raw water. Don’t eat Tide Pods. Also: Don’t inject yourself with untested drugs.