The sex ratio at birth (SRB; ratio of male to female live births) imbalance in parts of the world over the past few decades is a direct consequence of sex-selective abortion, driven by the coexistence of son preference, readily available technology of prenatal sex determination, and fertility decline. Estimation of the degree of SRB imbal

A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminate the threat from vacc

A national newspaper said there were 11 million stunted kids in Nigeria, a problem that would hold back the country's growth.

Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam did not have traffic signs, speed bumps or footpaths outside many schools, although children walking to class were being hit by cars on a regular basis.

Children born today will have to live their lives with drastically smaller carbon footprints than their grandparents if climate change is to be controlled.

The Government has now ordered investigation into the toxic emissions by companies in Nairobi South following complaints by residents.

Maputo — More than 6 000 babies will be born this month in areas ravaged by the Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, a development that spells doom for the disaster-prone Southern African country.

Maputo — The vaccination campaign against cholera in the central Mozambican province of Sofala has reached almost 70 per cent of its target of 884,000.

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned in a new report .

Overall life expectancy in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has dropped to 52.2 years, according to the latest data by the National Population Commission (NPC).

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