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How Zambia Is Beating Malaria

How Zambia Is Beating Malaria

A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. As doctors, we have seen the devastating effect of malaria on children, families and communities. We have heartbreaking memories of patients lost to this preventable disease. But we are now witnessing a new history. […]

‘Women aren’t women anymore’: Young men giving up on marriage

‘Women aren’t women anymore’: Young men giving up on marriage

While more young women say that having a successful marriage is important, fewer men share that goal Fewer young men in the US want to…

Can Young Leaders Bring Change And Stem Violence?

Can Young Leaders Bring Change And Stem Violence?

Once again, the cycle of instability and political uncertainty has the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on high alert and agreements between prominent political actors…

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

Low Cost Housing Has Changed the Village Concept in Rwanda

The names of places such as Kibuli, Kitintale, Kansanga, Kamwokya, Kawempe and Katanga are famous in Kampala because of the low cost houses in these…

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops on Friday withdrew from the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb under unclear circumstances. Accoriding to a security official who seeks anonymity…

Wife Battery – ‘Polite’ Way When Men Ask for Food in Tarime

Wife Battery – ‘Polite’ Way When Men Ask for Food in Tarime

Some men in Tarime District, Mara Region are reportedly beating up their wives as a way of ‘asking’…

Raped, Injected With Poison, Entire Family Murdered – One Woman’s Story in CAR

Raped, Injected With Poison, Entire Family Murdered – One Woman’s Story in CAR

The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father,…

You Must Return to Work Before Any More Talks, Kenyan Govt Tells Doctors

You Must Return to Work Before Any More Talks, Kenyan Govt Tells Doctors

Doctors have been directed to return to work if they wish to have the Government to engage them…

Retired but Not Tired – Why We Need Some Rationality Here

Retired but Not Tired – Why We Need Some Rationality Here

After about 40 years of working in May 2013 I received a letter that I had to retire…

Are Your Valentine’s Roses Harming the Planet?

Are Your Valentine’s Roses Harming the Planet?

If one flower has become synonymous with Valentine’s Day, it’s the rose. The fragrant blooms are everywhere, from…

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