Disease

By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Apr 25th, 2013
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By Ambassador Donald Koran, opinion Today, around half the world’s population is at risk from malaria – a preventable and treatable disease that claims the life of a child every minute. Just ten years ago it was estimated that globally, malaria killed nearly a million people each year, wi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 25th, 2013
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By Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma Almost half the world’s population – an estimated three billion people – live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Endemic to 107 countries in the tropics and subtropics, it is responsible for around one million deaths globally every year, with sub-Saharan Africa the hardes...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 25th, 2013
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By JONES MUNANG’ANDU, MALARIA is protozoa infection of the genus plasmodium. There are four (4) main species of parasites that infect humans; Plasmodium falciparum, plaslesmodium vivax, plasmodium malariae and plasmodium ovale. Of these the most common in Zambia and indeed most lethal is P. Fal...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 3rd, 2013
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By Ugo Dosu Epidemic diseases are one of the leading causes of death all over the world, especially in under-developed and developing countries. In fact the future of several African countries is in jeopardy due to these diseases. Whether a particular health condition is a deadly one or not depends o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 10th, 2012
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Antananarivo – A particularly severe outbreak of malaria in Madagascar has killed seven people since the beginning of the month and has left 60 others in need of hospitalisation, the country’s health minister said on Thursday. Madagascar has seen an increase in the number of malaria cases...
By IndepthAfrica
In Documents
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 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 Lifestyle
Aug 8th, 2011
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An Indian woman with two wombs has given birth to two sons – one from each uterus. Delighted mother Rinku Devi delivered her one-in-fifty-million babies last Friday in the northern city of Patna. Stunned doctors said giving birth to healthy babies conceived in different ovaries is so rare an av...
By benim
In News
Jul 6th, 2011
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Harare – At least 10 children have died from a suspected diarrhoea outbreak which has affected over 200 children in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo over the past month, a state daily said on Wednesday. “More than 200 children suffering from the disease were admitted during the mo...
By benim
In East Africa
May 13th, 2011
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A total of 179 people died of the malaria disease in the Ashanti Region, last year, Dr Aaron Offei, the Regional Director of Health Services, has said. This showed a significant rise in the number of deaths, compared with the 2009 figure of 169. He said available records also indicated that hospital ...