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GHANA: A-G Must Intervene in Jehovah’s Witnesses Bunkum

June 2015 TheChronicle; The leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses sect in Ghana appears to have gone bananas with their contentious doctrine that bars members from accepting blood transfusions even at the point of death. They have drummed this obvious murder they are masquerading as religious teachings into the heads of their …

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Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

June 2015 huffingtonpost; In January, the New York Times highlighted how insecticide treated nets meant to protect people from mosquitoes and malaria are now being used to haul fish in Africa. Among those using these nets to catch fish, hunger today is a bigger risk than malaria tomorrow. For those …

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Handwashing With Soap Slashes Gut Worm Infections

June 2015 SciDevNet; Encouraging handwashing can slash the prevalence of worm infections in children, a study in Ethiopia has found.   The six-month trial, published today in PLOS Medicine, found that regularly cleaning the hands with soap reduced new infections by intestinal parasites by 68 per cent. Weekly nail clipping …

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In Washington, UN Health Agency and Partners Convene Summit On Improving Health Data

June 2015 UNNews; With more two-thirds of the world’s population living in countries that do not produce reliable statistics on mortality by age, sex and cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are leading an interhttp://www.universalhealth2030.org/administrator/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemnational collaboration in measurement and accountability for global public health over …

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Indoor Air Pollution May Kill Four Million a Year

June 2015 SciDevNet; Household air pollution may have caused around 4.3 million premature deaths from respiratory diseases in 2012, mainly in developing countries, according to a medical paper. Such pollution dramatically increases the risk of both children and adults contracting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), says the paper, published online …

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Investing in a Future Free From Hunger

July 2015 FAONews; Highlighting the historic opportunity to become the “Zero Hunger generation”, FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva called for additional investments in social protection and rural development at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today. The expected Addis Ababa Accord on Financing …

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NAMIBIA: Health Minister Warns Against False Prophets

June 2015 NewEra; Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku says individuals who claim they can cure HIV/AIDS are self-proclaimed prophets. The minister warned the community members to distance themselves from and to be vigilant against ‘doomed prophets’, whose motive is merely to make money. He warned that …

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