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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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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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