Significant progress has been made in improving health in the poorest countries, narrowing the gap between nations with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, World Health Organisation (WHO) 2013 statistics indicate.
- Lawrence Quartey
Despite substantial improvements in recent years, 44 million women in the developing world, as well as their newborns, lacked facility-based delivery care in 2012, a new study by the Guttmacher Institute has revealed.
- Crystal van Vyk
South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and outrage at the deaths of 30 young men at a traditional circumcision clinic in the country's Mpumalanga province.
- Rose Skelton in Dakar
West Africa has found a new niche in the international drug trade.
- Alpha K.
Ethiopia has passed a law making it mandatory for the iodisation of table salt, as the country battles high numbers of goitre cases.