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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 suspect ...

  • 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 to ...

  • 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 Ade ...

  • 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 ...

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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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 – Nigeria

Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 – Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria has killed at least 140 people, officials say. It has been reported over the last week in six states and has so far infected ...

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Spinach can be good for your heart

Spinach can be good for your heart

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in ...

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African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa. Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics. ...

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Doctors could save SA economy in excess of R4-billion per annum

Doctors could save SA economy in excess of R4-billion per annum

Despite the fact that the use of generic medicine has increased over time, many healthcare practitioners in South Africa continue to prescribe expensive brand-name medication when ...

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Condoms are ‘Always in Fashion’ – International Condom Day 2017

Condoms are ‘Always in Fashion’ – International Condom Day 2017

Today marks World Condom Day. This year’s theme is 'Always in Fashion' and has been localised in different countries. The theme’s drive is to build people’s confidence in condoms. ...

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