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TANZANIA: Govt Commits Itself to Ambulance Purchase

November 2016 DailyNews; The government yesterday expressed commitment to collaborate with councils to ensure that the purchase of ambulances are the top priority in the 2017/18 budgets to improve public health. The commitment was given here by the Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local …

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NIGERIA: Global agency faults Nigerian doctors on malaria treatment

November 2016  Guardian; The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday expressed dismay that Nigerian doctors were treating malaria without carrying out key tests. “Too many medical professionals are still treating without testing. This is easy to fix but the men and women need to be taught about changing …

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Common food additives ‘linked’ to bowel cancer


November 2016 NHSNews; “Why processed food may cause bowel cancer: Common additives change gut bacteria which allow tumours to grow,” reports the Mail Online. This follows a study in mice investigating whether common food additives (E numbers) called emulsifiers cause inflammation in the gut that in turn triggers bowel cancer. The researchers …

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