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A researcher prepares reagents for testing the samples for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the laboratory of Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) BRIAN ONGORO/AFP via Getty Images

Many East Africans miss out on disease diagnosis. What must be done about it

Countries must be encouraged to distribute essential healthcare provision - like diagnosis - to where people most need them and where they can be accessed more easily.
Kenyan women march towards a restaurant after a female client was allegedly thrown out for breastfeeding and not covering up. Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images

Community initiative keeps Kenyan women breastfeeding exclusively for longer

Provision of breastfeeding support and information within the community can lead to a significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates.
Women’s need for contraception and contraceptive use must be an ongoing priority. Jonathan Torgovnik for The Hewlett Foundation/Reportage by Getty Images

COVID-19 lockdowns and contraception: unexpected findings in four African countries

Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
Traders leave their cabbages after the County Governor ordered the closure of the main open air market to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kisumu, Kenya. CASMIR ODUOR/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 measures have affected food safety in East Africa

Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.

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