Covid-19 has exposed the poor access to health care in many African countries. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 85% of Covid-19 related deaths occurred in those with existing NCDs. In Kenya up to 50%. The pandemic has disrupted NCD treatments and diagnoses globally. According to WHO, 41 African countries reported having disruptions in the delivery of NCD treatment and care.
This insert, the first in the series, looks at medical male circumcision and the youth experience. We follow Hloni Mahate as he undergoes the procedure.
Each year around a thousand young women addicted to crystal methamphetamine, or tik, give birth to so-called tik babies in Cape Town.