HIV & AIDS

Addressing causes of mortality in Zambia

Despite the fact that people in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than they did two decades ago, their average life expectancy remains below that of the rest of the world population. A new study looked into the importance ...

Medical research

Artificial intelligence in the fight against river blindness

More than 21 million people in Africa are infected with the nematode Onchocerca volvulus, the cause of river blindness. Around one in ten of those affected goes blind. Parasitologists at the University Hospital Bonn are looking ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do neurocysticercosis-related seizures lead to epilepsy?

Neurocysticercosis, an infection of the brain with pork tapeworm larvae, is highly endemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and increasingly common in developed countries like the U.S. due to immigration. The ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unmasking the hidden burden of tuberculosis in Mozambique

The real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, according to a study on samples from autopsies performed in a Mozambican hospital. The study, led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), ...

Health

How African homes impact health

Machine learning study finds housing have improved in sub-Saharan Africa but adequate water and sanitation remains biggest challenge.

page 1 from 23