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NIGERIA: Meningitis Outbreak – Death Toll Rises to 813

April 2017 PremiumTimes; Over 800 Nigerians have been killed by meningitis since the latest outbreak of the epidemic in the country 16 weeks ago. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this figure on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House in Abuja. Mr. Adewole said …

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ZIMBABWE:Women ‘Using Toxic Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant’

March 2017 News24; Women living in a small town in north-western Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of contracting cervix cancer following reports that they were allegedly using toxic acidic mine waste to stimulate their sexual pleasure. According to New Zimbabwe.com, the Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said that mining …

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KENYA:

March 2017 GroundUp: Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handful of countries from continuing to block …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Hits Back At Junior Doctors

March 2017 TheHerald; Junior doctors who were on strike for the past two weeks, will have to repeat their rotations for three months before they proceed to the next level, the Health and Child Care Ministry has said. In an internal letter dated March 6, 2017 addressed to all hospital …

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