Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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Fasting is good for you – Why?

Fasting is good for you – Why?

There are many reasons why people do intermittent fasting. While most may do it for religious reasons, others are persuaded by the desire to lose weight or the belief that it deto ...

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MSF fights cholera in the DRC – 17000 treated

MSF fights cholera in the DRC – 17000 treated

Cholera outbreak is regular in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Year after year, the “disease of the dirty hands” crosses new thresholds of spread, making the DRC the most ...

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Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Tanzania

Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Tanzania

Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with the Government of Tanzania. During the high-level meeting between Her Excellency Vice President, Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan and ...

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Kenya is first in Africa to get latest generic AIDS drug

Kenya is first in Africa to get latest generic AIDS drug

Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe ...

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Kenya put on high alert as FAO announces outbreak of deadly tilapia virus

Kenya put on high alert as FAO announces outbreak of deadly tilapia virus

Countries importing tilapias including Kenya have been put on high alert following a highly contagious disease spreading among the farmed and wild fish species. The deadly fish di ...

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Nigeria meningitis death toll hits 1000

Nigeria meningitis death toll hits 1000

Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control says the meningitis death toll in the country has climbed to 1,069 in 23 states. The centre said in a statement on Thursday that 13,420 suspec ...

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US government withholds health aid to Kenya

US government withholds health aid to Kenya

The US government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya’s Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption. The US embassy in Kenya alleged on Tuesday, giving emphasis t ...

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Nigeria meningitis death toll rises to 813

Nigeria meningitis death toll rises to 813

Death toll in Nigeria’s meningitis outbreak some four months ago has climbed to 813 since last week’s reported 745 deaths. The new figure was disclosed by Health Minister Isaac Ad ...

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An opinion piece by Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates

An opinion piece by Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates

This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible ...

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Meningitis outbreak kills 745 people in Nigeria

Meningitis outbreak kills 745 people in Nigeria

A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic ...

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