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Worsening #Ebola crisis leaves #UN Security Council with few options

Mark Eccleston-Turner, Keele University The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is quickly becoming an international concern. With 489 people diagnosed…

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To achieve universal healthcare, #Kenya must invest more in its nurses

Sharon Brownie, The Aga Khan University Nurses in Kenya are threatening to strike, protesting that the government had failed to increase their salaries in spite…

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South Africa’s children aren’t getting the mental health care they need

Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them. Shutterstock Renata Schoeman, Stellenbosch University #SouthAfrica #ADHD #Mentalhealth…

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Kenya’s Marie Stopes ban may drive more women to unsafe abortions

Restrictive laws mean that women resort to unsafe means. jbdodane/Flickr Michael Mutua, African Population and Health Research Center The Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has…

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Self-testing: a potentially powerful tool for fighting #HIV

The theme for World Aids Day is “know your status”. EPA Joel Msafiri Francis, University of the Witwatersrand #WorldAIDSDay2018 #SelfTesting #SelfAwareness In recent years, more emphasis…

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#Babies born to mums with #HIV face higher risks even though they’re HIV negative

The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School , and Mary-Ann…

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Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

The life #expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock Charles Shey Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council People in sub-Saharan #Africa are…

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HIV Infection Rate In Babies on Rise in Kenya

By Angela Oketch Despite efforts by national and county governments to ensure mothers give birth to HIV-free babies, new infections in children have gone up…

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It’s time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumonia

X-ray of the lungs in a 5-year-old child who has pneumonia. Shutterstock Nicole Wolter, National Institute for Communicable Diseases #Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects…

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Nanomedicine could revolutionize the way we treat TB. Here’s how

Nanomedicine could scupper the need for TB patients to take multiple daily tablets with toxic side effects. Daniel Irungu/EPA Sarah D’Souza, University of the Western…

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