With some forty hospitals, 200 health clinics and universal health insurance, Rwanda's health care system is among the most progressive in Africa. Many services are financed with the help of international partnerships.
Despite global efforts to eradicate malaria, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year.
Some 200 demonstrators have protested in Luanda against a draft law criminalizing all abortions to be voted on next week. Angola has one of the world's worst health care systems.
The three-year civil war in South Sudan keeps escalating, causing a record number of refugees to flee. Analyst Henrik Maihack told DW that a new regional peace process must be launched to stop the growing violence.
"I can, we can defeat cancer" is this year's theme on World Cancer Day. In many African countries there is still a lack of awareness and treatment methods, but the number of people affected is on the rise.
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