Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Health

A potential breakthrough has been made in the treatment of cervical cancer, but it is issues of accessibility, affordability and education that remain key.
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?
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?
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.
A hospital providing free fistula repair operations is slowly but steadily reaching and treating more and more women across Tanzania.
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.
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.
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.
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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