Health

DEATH TOLL FROM LISTERIA OUTBREAK IN SOUTH AFRICA RISES TO MORE THAN 200

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The death toll from the world’s largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply

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HOW MINE DUMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA AFFECT THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES LIVING NEARBY

Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy,

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NIGERIA BANS COUGH SYRUP WITH CODEINE AFTER ADDICTION OUTCRY

Nigeria has announced a ban on the production and import of cough syrup containing codeine after a BBC investigation into its role in an addiction epidemic. A health ministry spokesman

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SOUTH AFRICA SEES LISTERIOSIS CASES DROP; RAMPS UP PREVENTION

When the world’s worst rampage of listeriosis was at its peak, more than 30 confirmed cases were added to the outbreak weekly. After South Africa’s health officials identified the source

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UKZN INTRODUCES OF FIRST COHORT COMPLETING THE DIPLOMA IN FAMILY MEDICINE

UKZN proudly introduces the first cohort of Medical doctors in primary care to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine. The PGDip family medicine is a new program to

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IN NIGERIA, WHERE MENTAL HEALTH IS OFTEN CONSIDERED A ‘WESTERN’ ISSUE, PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO ONE ANOTHER FOR HELP

In Nigeria, where I’m from, mental health is a topic still spoken about in hushed tones. Even though the country’s Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital estimates that 21 million Nigerians have

USED CARS FULL OF USED ELECTRONICS SET SAIL FOR NIGERIA

Lower-income countries get a lot of old stuff from the U.S. and Europe. Used cars and buses and trucks, for instance, roll onto ships to be resold at their destination.

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BILL GATES AND ALIKO DANGOTE SUPPORT POLIO ERADICATION EFFORTS IN NIGERIA

In meetings with leaders, Gates and Dangote emphasized the need to eradicate polio, strengthen routine immunization, and improve primary health care. A unique group of people gathered last month in

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NIGERIA SPENDS 5 TIMES LESS PER PERSON ON HEALTHCARE THAN SOUTH AFRICA – NOT 7

A major national daily said that South Africa spends seven times more per head on healthcare than Nigeria. But the latest available data shows the difference has narrowed. The Nigerian

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NIGERIA FACES MYSTIFYING SPIKE IN DEADLY LASSA FEVER

It’s the worst Lassa fever outbreak ever recorded in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. “In January alone there were more cases [203 suspected cases] than during the whole