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Freetown: Life in the Time of Ebola
Although most residents of Sierra Leone's capital have yet to witness Ebola firsthand, the outbreak has nevertheless affected virtually all aspects of daily life.
"This Disease is No Longer a Death Sentence": Combating Cervical Cancer in Kenya
A potential breakthrough has been made in the treatment of cervical cancer, but it is issues of accessibility, affordability and education that remain key.
Africa Must Leapfrog its Way to the Future
The conventional path for improving healthcare is to build more hospitals and train more doctors. But could Africa speed up progress by 'hacking' its way to success?
Experts Weekly: Where Are the Humanitarians?
How can humanitarian agencies ensure that they help the most vulnerable and most in need rather than simply the easiest to reach or those in the least risky environments?
Get Rich or Die Trying: The Chinese Herbal Medicine "Death Sentence" in Uganda
200,000 Ugandans have signed up to a company believing it will cure all their illnesses and help them make a fortune. But it is more likely to do the opposite.
Tanzania: Treating the Physical and Emotional Wounds of Obstetric Fistula
A hospital providing free fistula repair operations is slowly but steadily reaching and treating more and more women across Tanzania.
End the Global Apartheid for Women
Reproductive health is a no-brainer but many women across Africa are being denied it. The 'I Decide Petition' wants this to change, for good.
Experts Weekly: How Can Africa's Water and Sanitation Shortfall be Solved?
At current rates, it will take sub-Saharan Africa 15 years to reach its water goals and 150 years to reach its sanitation targets. A group of experts explain what needs to change.
Humanitarian Funding Urgently Needed for the Central African Republic
The CAR is experiencing alarming levels of malnutrition and the World Food Programme has just a fraction of the money it needs to address the crisis.
Pentecostal Preachers Blamed for Polio Outbreak in Cameroon
Having been polio free for nearly 5 years, Cameroon has recently recorded four new cases. Are Pentecostalism's anti-medicine teachings responsible?
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