Hepatitis B Infection

Hepatitis B Infection Hepatitis B is one of the most common infections affecting the liver. It is estimated that there are more than 50 million chronic carriers of HBV (hepatitis B virus) in Africa. The mortality risk associated with this infection is 25%, making it a huge public health concern, especially in the sub-Saharan Africa […]

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease is a common condition affecting a large population of patients in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated to affect nearly 3% of newborn babies in some parts of this continent. Unfortunately, it also remains a low priority for most health ministries. Sickle cell disease is strongly associated with a very […]

Cerebral Malaria

Cerebral Malaria Malaria is a life-threatening infective disorder caused due to parasites, which are transmitted through the bite ofinfected Anopheles mosquitoes. In 2020, more than 200 million patients were diagnosed with malaria worldwide. Pediatriccerebral malaria has been found to carry a high risk of mortality in sub-SaharanAfrica. Being aware of the precautionary measures can play […]


Medicine and Health Meningitis is an inflammatory disorder affecting the meninges that cover the tissues of the brain. This conditionthreatens the lives of more than 400 million people in Africa. Theprominent meningitis belt runs across the African continent between Senegal and Ethiopia. This region is also prone to severe epidemics of meningitis, causeddue to infection […]


Diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle disorders that has witnessed an alarming rise in its incidence over the past few decades. In 2021, an estimated 24 million adults in Africa between the ages of 20 and 79 years were living with diabetes. This figure is estimated to rise further in the next […]

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men across the world. Reports have shown that African men have a disproportionately higher risk of prostate cancer compared to the men in other parts of the world. The rate of cancer mortality is […]

Chronic Liver Disease

Chronic Liver Disease The incidence of chronic liver diseases is rising all over the world, especially in Africa. A South African study has revealed that nearly 36% of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, while 17% of patients with this condition have advanced fibrosis in the liver.Considering the fact that nearly 50% […]


Medicine and Health A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to the loss of or interrupted blood supply to a part of the brain. The annual incidence rate of this condition in Africa is nearly 316 per 100,000 people, making it one of the highest rates of incidence for stroke in the world.Also, […]


Medicine and Health The World Health Organization has estimated that the prevalence of hypertension is the highest in African countries. It has been found that nearly 46% of adults above 25 years of age in Africa are hypertensive compared to a relatively lower prevalence of 35% in the American population and 40% in other parts […]