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USA:Illinois officials overhaul health care enrollment

November 2017  effinghamdailynews;Illinois Department of Insurance officials are quickly working to enroll residents through the health care marketplace in half the amount of time as last year. Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and will be six weeks long, unlike the 12 weeks last year. Insurance department officials are adding 230 …

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Mugabe blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy

October 2017 Standardmedia; Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting …

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USA: You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online — But Should You?

August 2017 npr; America is losing the battle against sexually transmitted infections. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all hit record-high numbers in 2015. Tens of thousands contract HIV every year in the U.S., and oral cancers caused by human papillomavirus are increasing. So startups are popping up online to …

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WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea

July 2017 Yahoo; At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Giving details of studies showing a “very serious situation” with regard to highly drug-resistant forms …

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SUDAN: Cholera Spreads in Darfur Camps

July 2017 RadioDabanga; The state Ministry of Health placed medical tents to combat the spread of cholera in the overcrowded Kalma camp for displaced people in South Darfur. Five people died of ‘acute watery diarrhoea’, as the deadly disease is called by the Sudanese authorities, in the Nyala Academic Hospital, …

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ANGOLA: Angola With Two Percent of HIV Prevalence – Inquiry

July 2017 angop; At least two percent of the Angolan population is a HIV positive with high prevalence on women affecting (2.69 percent) against men ( 1.2 percent), indicates the report of multiple inquiries and health (IIMS) 2015-2016 released on Friday in Luanda by the National Statistic Institute (INE). According …

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WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

May 2017 theguardian; The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. Third was …

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