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Tue,24Jan2017

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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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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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