Mon,11Dec2017

Health

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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Health gap narrows between developed and poor states

Medical personnel working with Medecin de Monde conduct HIV tests at Ouidah's hospital near Cotonou November 28, 2007/Photo©ReutersSignificant progress has been made in improving health in the poorest countries, narrowing the gap between nations with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, World Health Organisation (WHO) 2013 statistics indicate.

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Women: Several millions lack facility-based delivery care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Between 2008 and 2012, the proportion of women in the developing world who delivered in health facilities increased from 55 per cent to 64 per cent/Photo©Reuters file photoDespite substantial improvements in recent years, 44 million women in the developing world, as well as their newborns, lacked facility-based delivery care in 2012, a new study by the Guttmacher Institute has revealed.

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Ban tobacco ads - World Health Organisation

File photo©ReutersThe World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging all countries to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship as the world celebrates World No Tobacco Day' on Friday.

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South Africa: Zuma expresses outrage at circumcision related deaths

South African President, Jacob Zuma the “rogue initiation schools” must be treated as criminalsSouth African President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and outrage at the deaths of 30 young men at a traditional circumcision clinic in the country's Mpumalanga province.

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West Africa, from transit to production of illicit drugs

PHOTO©ISSOUF SANOGO/AFPWest Africa has found a new niche in the international drug trade.

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