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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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What puts #children in #Ethiopia more at risk of being injured

Qingfeng Li, Johns Hopkins University Children in poorer countries are far more at risk of death and disability from injuries than their developed-world peers. These…

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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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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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Digital #contraceptives and period trackers: the rise of femtech

With market predicted to be worth $50bn by 2025, is women’s health no longer being overlooked by tech? Digital contraceptive techniques have been on the…

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Women #health-care #volunteers have no upward mobility

Women in Nepal are tapped for volunteer health work. Many take on the work out of a sense of duty, but also gain access to…

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