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Crises and Contraception

In Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, a perfect storm of conflict, cyclones, COVID-19, and cholera has erupted, creating a severe – and escalating – humanitarian crisis. September estimates show that more than 250,000 of an estimated 2.5 million people – 10 percent of the province’s population – are now internally displaced.

Nutrition Leadership during a Pandemic

An African proverb says, “When the music changes, so does the dance.” As governments around the world strive to protect their populations from the COVID-19 pandemic’s health and economic effects, the role of decisive leadership has never been more important – not least in the area of nutrition.

Listen to the Science

The announcement of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates should remind us of the many contributions basic science has made to contemporary life.

Africa’s WTO Moment

The selection of the World Trade Organization’s next director-general has entered its final phase, with two candidates left in the running: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance and economy minister and a former managing director of the World Bank, and Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s trade minister.

Crawling steadily towards safe surgery in Ethiopia

Senait Bitew is a public health professional with a nursing background. She has worked in the health sector for more than 15 years and has managed programmes for the safer surgery non-profit - Lifebox - for the past three years.