Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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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?
Mental health is a serious problem in Sierra Leone, but there is still only one hospital equipped to deal with mental issues and there is a deep stigma around mental health.
Weak regulations – and alleged underhand tactics – are helping big tobacco firms increase demand in Africa, especially among the young.
Big challenges remain to ensure the biggest ever pledge for nutrition specific interventions is not a wasted opportunity.

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