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KENYA: TB deaths declined to six-year low in 2016

May 2017 Businessdaily; Kenya’s war against tuberculosis (TB) is paying off with deaths from the killer disease dropping to a six-year low last year. Official data shows that TB deaths declined by 6,414 from 11,149 in 2011 to 4,735 last year. This comes as deaths from infectious diseases like HIV …

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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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