Conditions and Diseases

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2013
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By Imogen Lamb, April 25 is World Malaria Day, a day designed to highlight a disease that continues to kill almost 700,000 people around the world every year. Most of the deaths occur in young children under five years old. RFI visits the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease remains endemi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2012
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Last year on World Malaria Day, we mourned the fact that one child died every 45 seconds from this disease. This year, we have managed to slow the clock. It remains a monumental tragedy that one child dies every minute from malaria, but we can draw some hope from the many lives saved through internat...
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 News
Sep 14th, 2011
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The World Health Organization says chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the world’s leading killer — and it says many of those lives could be saved by simple diet and lifestyle changes. In a new report released Wednesday, the WHO said 36 million people died of chronic...
By benim
In Cameroon
Aug 21st, 2011
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Yaounde – Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang on Saturday launched an anti-malaria campaign, promising to distribute nine million free mosquito nets. The nationwide campaign named “KO palu” (knock out malaria) will last a month and aims to ensure that the west African country&#...
By benim
In Health
Jul 17th, 2011
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Harare – A Zimbabwean parliamentarian has called on scientists to develop a chemical to dull men’s libido and enable them to have sex once a month to curb the spread of HIV/Aids, a state daily reported. Senator Sithembile Mlotshwa told the upper house of Parliament that scientists should ...
By benim
In East Africa
May 18th, 2011
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As Kenya begins its first National AIDS Conference in Nairobi, hundreds of Kenyans living with HIV have gathered to demand that promises are kept in fighting the disease. On Wednesday morning, Kenya’s Minister for Special Programs Esther Murugi opened the first, biennial Kenya National AIDS Conferenc...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 4th, 2011
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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s advertising authority on Thursday ordered a Nigerian church to stop making claims on national television that it can treat diseases such AIDS through faith healing. The ruling was made after anti-AIDS campaigners filed a complaint against Christ Embassy, a charismatic ch...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 29th, 2010
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Uganda is planning to inoculate 2.5 million residents in the East African nation’s northern districts, where a yellow fever outbreak has killed 45 people and sickened another 183. The outbreak began in early November but was not confirmed as yellow fever until December 23 by the U.S. Centers fo...
By benim
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Nov 30th, 2010
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Mbabane, Swaziland – One year ago, in the small Southern African kingdom of Swaziland, 25-year-old Zanele Mamba was living on the edge. She and her husband, Mfanzile Dlamini, were HIV-positive and had already lost two babies to Aids. They lived in a one-room hut in Mkhulamini, 50 kilometres eas...