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Health file
The lack of education and political will, poverty, out-moded traditional beliefs, to mention but a few, have been widely blamed for causing severe and sometimes unwarranted health catastrophies of genocidal proportions on the African continent. Child killer diseases, malaria, tuberculosis, water borne diseases, HIV/AIDS, among other preventable ailments have killed millions in their wake. As rightly said by the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, on May 13, 2000 "More people (...) died of Aids in the past year (1999-2000, ndlr) in Africa than in all the wars on the continent".


Avian flu back in Egypt and Asian countries

Botswana moves to tackle complex HIV situation

Zimbabwe: Man in court with own intestines in bag

HIV/AIDS: UN report show decline in Africa, increase in Europe and Asia

U.S. to continue aid to Uganda health sector despite economic constraints

Cameroon establishes its own generic drug production unit


More Television, shorter lives

Dow Jones joins forces with the Global Fund against HIV/AIDS

South Sudan launches Sudan Household Health Survey

Uganda to host first African HIV/AIDS vaccine research centre

Uganda declared guinea worm free zone by WHO

Vaccinations before sex

Black Women prone to deadlier breast cancer than White counterparts

Ghana: Beware! National Health Insurance Reforms

Zimbabwe records sharp drops in HIV cases but rate remains "high"

AIDS Vaccine: Thailand tests yield positive results ahead of South African test results

Ethiopia: Strange disease causing several deaths in Addis not unexpected

Zimbabwe: Swine flu hits amid fears of renewed cholera infections as doctors strike

Sudan-Uganda: Nodding disease not linked to epilepsy?

Ethiopia: Swine flu/A-H1N1 testing in Kenya questioned

Swine flu - A/H1N1 influenza: Symptoms and treatment

Homosexuals and AIDS: Confronting a dangerous African taboo

HIV/AIDS: First South African vaccine being tested in Cape Town and Soweto

Diabetes: Arab world, North Africa, African-Americans hit by diabetic scourge

Ethiopia: Concerns over health preparedness grows as Swine flu (A/H1N1) cases rise

Lessons on Malaria control from The Gambia

Polio making a troubling comeback in Nigeria

Tuberculosis affecting millions as cases double

Rabies introduced to Africa by Europeans 200 years ago?

Does swine flu spread to 74 countries make it pandemic?

Cholera infections still ravaging Zimbabwe

Ethiopia: Ministry of Health challenges UN report

Ethiopian MoH muscles in on the swine flu - A/H1NI

Swine flu: A big hype or a looming death sentence?

Egypt persecutes Christian pig farmers in the name of swine flu

Swine flu: Africa spared from A/H1N1?

Swine flu in Southern Africa and a Zero preparedness

Swine flu: All eyes on an unprepared South Africa

Nigeria tackles swine flu and environmental issues

South African swine flu cases: "No need to panick"

Swine flu alert: Can Africa cope with a pandemic?

Zambia: Withdrawing 5800 health licences to save lives?

Cigarette smoke harmful to kids and kills one out of two...

Zambia records falling rates in HIV related deaths

Sexy campaigns for gay men in South Africa

South African children to get expensive new vaccine

Disturbing UNICEF report: 4m children died in 28 days

A promising vaccine against malaria in the offing

New distressing cholera figures released in Zimbabwe

Unaids releases briefs to better protect youth from HIV

Student deaths caused by botulism in Uganda confirmed

New meningitis vaccine provides long-term immunity

Fear of cancer as fake cigarettes hit Nigerian market

US company GE embarks on a multi million healthcare project in Africa

Incense use and cancer

Africa capable of research and development of drugs

The origin of AIDS

Mysterious disease from Zambia claiming lives in South Africa

AIDS, an avatar of colonialism ...

Dying women in Nigeria become a big concern

Male circumcision : promoting unsafe sex or mocking traditions in Kenya ?

Rising HIV infections cause stir in Kenya

New revolutionary eye glasses at one dollar for the poor

Libreville Declaration to Administer a Healthy Africa

Sickle Cell, the black African blood heritage

HIV pervalence shots up despite Condom glut and better medical access

Looming medical doctor shortage threatens Africa’s future

Ethiopians and Rwandans get a new lease on life

Dysentery bacteria discovery marks research breakthrough

The irony of a sensitive fight for patents

Maternal and child mortality rates improving in Zambia

HIV Positive Mozambiquans faring better

 
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