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Sun,21Dec2014

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Ghana: Aids Commission Rebuts Famous HIV Campaigner Confession

A famous Ghanaian Aids activist, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, has confessed lying about her HIV status, a claim the country's Aids Commission has strongly challenged, insisting there is enough evidence she tested positive for the virus in 2007.

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Young Cameroonian inventor wins prestigious award

Arthur Zang. Photo©ScreenShot YouTubeArthur Zang, a young entrepreneur from Cameroon, was among this year's winners of the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise for inventing what is perhaps Africa's first medical tablet.

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Health: Ethiopia seeks world record in mass HIV testing

Photo©ReutersMore than 3,300 Ethiopians on Sunday took part in voluntary HIV testing in what organisers hope is a record-breaking feat.

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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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