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Thu,27Nov2014

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Ghana: Cholera kills hundreds

Despite education campaigns, officials say it is baffling to see many people ignoring health warnings. File photo©ReutersA cholera outbreak in Ghana has claimed nearly 250 lives and infected more than 25,000 people since the beginning of the year, health officials said.

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South Africa to spend over $2bn on HIV drugs in next two years

South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over two years to buy HIV/AIDS drugs for public hospitals, a government minister said on Monday, as a study shows the prevalence of the virus is rising.

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Low-cost and simple contraceptives for poor countries

Pfizer Inc and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday announced an agreement to expand access to the drugmaker's long-acting Sayana Press contraceptive to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries.

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Business leaders in Africa pledge millions in Ebola fund

This first wave of pledges will go towards logistical support. Photo©ReutersBusiness leaders across Africa have committed more than $28.5 million to an initial emergency fund towards Africa's Ebola response in the three affected West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Nigeria: 150 000 child deaths blamed on poor sanitation

File Photo©ReutersPoor sanitation in Nigerian communities has been blamed for the death of over 150,000 children each year.

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Five inconvenient truths that Ebola reveals

The Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua is reported to have sent 4,000 bottles of his patented holy anointed water to Sierra LeoneWe must turn this Ebola crisis into an opportunity to answer some hard questions about our societies and our healthcare systems, writes Chikwe Ihekweazu, a Nigerian infectious disease epidemiologist.

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