Health care

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2013
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Prashant PanjiarBy custom, many Ethiopian parents won’t name a child for weeks, in case the baby dies. Sebsebila Nassir, pictured above with a health worker, named her newborn daughter Amira—’princess’ in Arabic—on her immunization card the day sh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2013
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by Ayo Olukotun The country is still reeling from the shock of the exposure of the horrible and dehumanizing condition of the Ikeja Police College. So frighteningly degraded is the shape of the college that the President following his unscheduled visit has reportedly ordered a probe into how matters ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 14th, 2012
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By Emily Cooper,independent (GETTY IMAGES)           Darfur and the DRC are two of the most dangerous places on earth, with armed factions fighting for control of territory and regular violent clashes. But far more dangerous than bullets is the silent killer of disease and ma...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2012
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Lagos – A lawyer for one of the men accused of planning a 2010 dual car bombing in Nigeria’s capital says his client has died while awaiting trial. Festus Keyamo said on Saturday in a statement that Tiemkenfa Francis Osvo, known as General Gbokos, died in a federal prison near NigeriaR...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 12th, 2012
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Dr Ramya Ramaswami Maternal mortality among black African women in the UK is up to seven times higher than it is among white women. Doctors’ surgeries are misunderstanding their obligations to migrant patients, says Dr Ramya Ramaswami The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), ...
By benim
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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 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 East Africa
Jul 14th, 2011
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Prisoners in Uganda are subjected to hard labour under conditions resembling slavery and face routine abuse and exploitation by officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report Thursday. Detainees, including pregnant women and the disabled, are often caned, stoned or burned if they attempt to avoid har...
By benim
In Botswana
May 20th, 2011
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GABORONE, Botswana – Botswana’s government has told 1,478 civil servants considered essential workers they will be fired for taking part in a nationwide strike that has dragged on for more than a month, officials said Friday. Akanyang Mmoi, a spokesman for the government’s public service ...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 28th, 2011
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Kenyan government on Wednesday appealed to the world to provide migrants with equal access to health care as those available for its nationals. IOM’s Regional Medical Health Coordinator for Africa and Middle East Dr. Aleksandar Galve sa...