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January 7, 2016
Kenya’s hydropower dams fuel malaria risk for villagers
Being so close to the reservoir means Mr Nyaga and his four workers are often bitten by mosquitoes as they toil. "We have no other option because we have to work on our farms and we need the dam water," said Mr Nyaga.
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January 5, 2016
What 2016 holds for health
Universal health coverage: The race has been on to give basic minimum health care package to Nigerians, stopping them spending out of their pocket for health care and ensuring affordable healthcare is within their reach.
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January 5, 2016
Bat-to-Human Virus Risk Shown in First Global Map
A team of scientists from the United Kingdom has created the world’s first global map of risk spots for bat-to-human virus transmission.
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January 1, 2016
Young mums sidelined over child nutrition
If we’re serious about making progress towards SDG goal two on ending global hunger, perhaps a good place to start would be SDG goal five: achieving gender equality.
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December 30, 2015
A Nigerian Actress Had An Unlikely Dream: Make A Movie About Fistula
"Dry" is a tiny word with many interpretations: a well-made martini, a fluffy towel after a hot bath, a subtle wit. But for 2 million women worldwide suffering from an obstetric fistula, "dry" means rebirth.
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December 8, 2015
UN health agency outlines global trends and looks ahead to 2030 targets
The report contains “snapshots” on 34 different health topics that outline trends, achievements made, reasons for success, challenges and strategic priorities for improving health in the different areas. These “snapshots” range from air pollution to hepatitis to road traffic injuries.