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Food security: Feeding the future

Malnutrition is a development as well as a health issue/Photo©Elissa JobssonBurundi makes plans to reduce chronic malnutrition in children from 58 percent to 48 percent over the next four years.

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Ethiopia's universal health insurance delayed



File Photo©ReutersEthiopia has postponed the launch of its first ever universal health insurance (UHI) scheme, as the agency supposed to run it is understaffed and has not met legal deadlines.

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TB no longer among ten leading causes of death - WHO

A patient who tested positive for extreme drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) awaits treatment at a rural hospital at Tugela Ferry in South Africa's impoverished KwaZulu Natal province, on October 28, 2006/Photo©ReutersTuberculosis is no longer among the 10 leading causes of death, but heart diseases remain the number one cause, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) updated list of leading causes of death worldwide has said.

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Corruption paid for in lives in Nigeria's Delta State

Some doctors collude with pharmacists to divert high-priced drugs from the government hospitals to their private clinics, with patients forced to follow/File Photo©ReutersCorruption and apathy among professionals, as well as inadequate supplies, in the public health sector of Nigeria's Delta State have led to inane service delivery leaving many victims in their wake.

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Uganda: Levels of syphilis and gonorrhea infections irk Museveni

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has expressed concern over the rising number of teenagers contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis and gonorrhea.

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HIV prevalence in Ghana declines

Ghana's HIV prevalence rate has stabilised over the last five years, with latest figures indicating a lowly 1, 37 percent of the population is infected with the virus.

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