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AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine

AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine

All Africa, All the Time.
  • Nigeria:'For Being HIV Positive, I Was Made to Sleep in the Open'
    [Vanguard] Today, the official Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence in Nigeria is 3.2 per cent among the adult population, meaning about 3.4 million Nigerians live with the virus. Meanwhile, many people living with the virus in the country are not getting the care and treatment they need. As of March 2017, the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report showed that only about 1.4million people living with HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Nigeria were enrolled on treatment.
  • Nigeria:Minister Inaugurates 26 National Advocates On Health
    [Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has inaugurated 26 Nigerians as national advocates for health.
  • Nigeria:Six Years After, Cancer Machine At National Hospital Begins Operation
    [Premium Times] Six years after award of contract, a new state-of-the-art cancer centre at the National Hospital has eventually been constructed and commissioned for use.
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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health
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Science – TIME

Science – TIME

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  • Scientists Are Using a Particle Accelerator to Unwrap a Mummy’s Secrets
    Scientists are using highly powerful X-rays to examine a mummy from ancient Egypt, hoping to find secrets about the nanostructure of Ancient Egyptian bones that might benefit modern medicine. A team at Northwestern University in Chicago is conducting the experiments, which allow researchers to see details of the mummy’s insides without removing its delicate wrappings.…
  • Budweiser Wants to Brew Beer on Mars. That’s Even Harder Than It Sounds
    If you’re traveling to Mars, you’re going to have to bring a lot of essentials along — water, air, fuel, food. And, let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t mind packing some beer too. A two-year journey — the minimum length of a Mars mission — is an awfully long time to go without one of…
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  • Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data
    But through a WHO-backed initiative, she and her colleagues at Chile’s National Disability Service have developed up-to-date information on disability in her Latin American nation, and are using this to strengthen services for people who need them.
  • United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports
    The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive humanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives. It does not prevent it. Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death.

    Ongoing commercial import restrictions have led to shortages of fuel, food and other essentials, driving up prices and devastating lives and livelihoods. The price of wheat flour has risen by 30 per cent, while the price of fuel has doubled and that of trucked water has skyrocketed by 600 per cent in some locations.
  • 1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria
    The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.
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