Health

By benim
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Dec 2nd, 2011
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New reports show that HIV-positive women may face more gender-based violence than HIV-negative women. Women make up 50 percent of the 34 million people living with HIV-AIDS globally, and the vast majority of HIV-positive women acquired the infection as a result of heterosexual sex. World AIDS Day 201...
By benim
In Health
Nov 30th, 2011
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Scientists believe they have discovered the malaria parasite’s Achilles heel after identifying the group of proteins the disease needs to survive in the human body. Researchers at the University of Leicester, with teams from Lausanne in Switzerland, and Canada, hope their discovery will provide...
By benim
In Health
Nov 29th, 2011
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Southern African countries, hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, are likely to be most affected over the next three years as funding from one of the world’s biggest donors dries up, a coalition of AIDS activists said on Monday. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria called off its next ...
By benim
In Health
Oct 17th, 2011
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Harare – At least seven children have died from a suspected diarrhoea outbreak which has affected over 6 000 children in two towns in Zimbabwe over the past week, a state newspaper said on Sunday. “Seven children died in Masvingo and Kadoma last week following a diarrhoea outbreak which h...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Sep 26th, 2011
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Childhood obesity starts in the womb, with overweight mothers giving birth to fat babies. New scanning techniques have allowed British scientists to examine fat levels in newborn babies. They found some had built up fat around their abdomen in the same way as adults in their 50s. It is the first dire...
By benim
In Health
Sep 16th, 2011
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Sixty percent of the 1,2 million people living with HIV and Aids in Zimbabwe are women, a recent survey has revealed. The survey, contained in a report titled: “Know your Epidemic – Know your Response”, indicated that only 20 percent of the adult population knew their HIV status. Th...
By benim
In Health
Sep 10th, 2011
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Harare – The European Union, through its Essential Medicines Support Programme (EMSP), is giving Zimbabwe a $14m grant. The European Commission, the government of Zimbabwe and Unicef will sign a grant document for the Essential Medicines Support Programme. The grant intends to improve the acces...
By benim
In Health
Aug 30th, 2011
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Kano – Health officials say at least 46 people have died from cholera-related symptoms in northern Nigeria over the last month. Yobe state health chief Fatsuma Talba said on Tuesday that 33 people have died in the northeastern state. Community health officer Aishatu Yahaya says 11 others died i...
By benim
In Burundi
Aug 22nd, 2011
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Bujumbura – A cholera outbreak has killed at least seven people in western Burundi, where it has infected more than 400 people in the past three weeks, the health ministry said on Monday. Authorities are treating as an epidemic the outbreak affecting an area stretching from Cibitoke, about 45km...
By benim
In Health
Aug 8th, 2011
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She waited 1 1/2 hours at the hospital, only to see a nurse who yelled that she was “lying about being in labor.” Three hours later, her baby was born dead. Another woman gave birth on the street, steps away from a clinic that twice turned her away, saying her time had not come. Several [...