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WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia

February 2017 voanews; Asia faces a growing burden in treatment costs due to rising numbers of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia over the next decade. While Asia’s economic progress has led to sharply lower levels of poverty, it has resulted in social …

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ETHIOPIA: ‘No Smoking!’ Sign Unheeded

January 2017 TheEthiopianHerald; Walking around, ironic as it may sound you might have seen someone smoking leaning on the billboard indicating ‘No Smoking!’ Warning. Some smokers may not also care about others while walking puffing on crowded pedestrian walks. Citizens too lack the gut to tell the smoker upfront not …

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KENYA: More Africans at risk of chronic illness: WHO

December 2016 DailyNation; City life and its modern trappings have brought bad habits to developing African nations that will see more die of chronic illness than infectious diseases by 2030, a study showed Tuesday. A World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 33 countries has shown that most adults in Africa …

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New UN Health Agency Guidelines Aim to Stop Surgical Infections and Arrest Spread of ‘Superbugs’

November 2016 UNNewsCentre; Warning that millions of people die every year from preventable surgical infections, particularly in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines today on tackling hospital-acquired infections with the aim of saving lives, cutting costs and arresting the spread of ‘superbugs.’ “No one should get …

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