Topic : Africa

  • A clinic support staff takes blood sample from a child at a clinic operated by Doctors without Borders in Bagega village in northeastern state of Zamfara Forum Article

    How to improve primary care for the poor

    Primary health care has many different definitions, but can be defined simply as the first… more

  • An employee registers a customer for a mobile money transfer inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in Nairobi Forum Article

    Do innovation hubs always need fast broadband?

    We are witnesses the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities globally.  This is happening in both… more

  • Container ship departs Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Forum Article

    The high value of low-income markets

    About 4.5 billion people in developing countries are low-income, living on… more

  • People queue to receive home disinfectant kits to prevent Ebola from Doctors Without Borders in Monrovia Forum Article

    The challenge of collecting data on Ebola

    Yesterday the World Bank released their first report on the socioeconomic impacts of Ebola that was… more

  • A dragonfly lands on a stalk of wheat ready for harvest during sunset on the Canadian prairies near Vulcan Young Global Leaders Article

    How to tackle malnutrition and obesity at the same time

    Is it possible to solve two contrasting global issues – malnutrition in developing countries and obesity… more

  • A Nigerian child squats by an open sewer in the neighbourhood of Isale-Eko in central Lagos Forum Article

    Why growth must be inclusive to eliminate poverty

    While the world has seen a rapid reduction in extreme poverty in recent decades, the goal of‘ending… more

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    3 things we need to do after Ebola

    The United States and Europe have grossly overreacted to a few isolated cases of the Ebola virus… more

  • A farmer holds organic coffee beans at a coffee field in the mountains of Peru's central jungle city of Chanchamayo Forum Article

    How free trade can boost welfare

    Once known as the “Safe Haven” of Western Africa, because of its long-standing political… more

  • A Somali man browses the internet on his mobile phone at a beach along the Indian Ocean coastline in Mogadishu Forum Article

    East Africa’s fibre-optic optimism

    The excitement over the potentially transformative effects of the internet in low-income countries is… more

  • Gloved hands of army nurse seen during demonstration of an isolation chamber at Bundeswehr Clinc in Koblenz Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why travel bans will not stop the spread of Ebola

    Around the world, international migration from countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola crisis is… more

  • An employee registers a customer for a mobile money transfer inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in Nairobi Forum Article

    What you need to know about Kenya’s new economic figures

    A month ago, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Kenya released a set of re-based and… more

  • Workers level the earth on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway construction project in Athi River Forum Article

    How Africa can encourage foreign investment

    Only one out of every 40 dollars of foreign direct investment (FDI) since the 1990s has gone to… more

  • A woman holds her newborn baby in a nursery in Juba Teaching hospital in Juba Forum Article

    How can we prevent preterm births?

    The global burden of preterm birth represents a large and complex public health challenge that no single… more

  • Traders sit amidst stacked sacks, filled with onions and potatoes, at a wholesale vegetable market in Ahmedabad Forum Article

    How to reduce food waste

    At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement… more

  • A clinic support staff takes blood sample from a child at a clinic operated by Doctors without Borders in Bagega village in northeastern state of Zamfara Forum Article

    Saving the lives of women and children

    Nigeria, one of the richest countries in Africa, also boasts one of the world’s highest rates of… more

  • A woman queues for food at a World Food Programme distribution point in Freetown Forum Article

    How Ebola affects those left behind

    Media coverage of the growing Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has presented world… more

  • A woman walks past an isolation ward set aside for Ebola related cases at the Kenyatta National Hospital in the capital Nairobi Forum Article

    The ethics of fighting Ebola

    It may, in the end, turn out to be fortunate that a handful of people in developed countries – four in… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Lessons from economics on the spread of Ebola

    Economists are being called upon to estimate the costs of the Ebola epidemic to West Africa and… more