Burundi makes plans to reduce chronic malnutrition in children from 58 percent to 48 percent over the next four years.
- Lawrence Quartey
Tuberculosis is no longer among the 10 leading causes of death, but heart diseases remain the number one cause, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) updated list of leading causes of death worldwide has said.
- Rosemary Nwaebuni
Corruption and apathy among professionals, as well as inadequate supplies, in the public health sector of Nigeria's Delta State have led to inane service delivery leaving many victims in their wake.
- Godfrey Olukya
Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has expressed concern over the rising number of teenagers contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis and gonorrhea.