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Mosquito net at Serena Hotel, Zanzibar. (Photo/ Flickr/ Missy)

Africans Are Living Longer Today, And We Have The Mosquito Net To Thank For It

Overall malaria infection prevalence in Africa has halved since the year 2000; 663 million clinical cases of malaria have been averted in the past 15 years


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Students at the National University of Lesotho. (Photo/ Flickr/ K. Kendall)

Africa’s Scientific Research Output: Where ‘Small’ Countries Punch Above Their Weight

In Africa, countries that have a relatively sound higher education system are necessarily the rich ones. And those whose economies are doing well do not always have the best universities.


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UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria register locals at a clinic in Labado, East Darfur. War and disease are tightly linked in Africa. (Photo/ Albert González Farran, UNAMID)

Want To Understand The Spread Of Disease In Africa? Follow The Gun Shots

The story of sleeping sickness in Uganda tells us why you should definitely invite army generals and warlords to your next medical research conference.