Tue,17Oct2017

Health

Progress made in combating tropical diseases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there has been unprecedented progress in combating 17 neglected tropical diseases.

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China reacts to Sudan yellow fever

China has ordered that travellers entering the country from Sudan must be screened for the yellow fever virus.

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Africa's surprising HIV/AIDS trend

Africa is pulling out all the stops in its race to curb the AIDS pandemic by 2015, a deadline set by UN member states. But while the big drop in new HIV infections in Africa calls for celebration, advocacy groups are warning that it is too soon to proclaim total victory.

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Don't mind the mosquito in 2013

Scientists across the world and in Africa are making vast advances on vaccinations and treatments for diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.

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Zimbabwe to export nurses

Zimbabwe will soon start "exporting" thousands of nurses it cannot employ.

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Ethiopia gets US financial support to fight malaria

The United States has given the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) a $100 million grant to help Ethiopia control the spread of malaria.

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