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Lesley Odendal

Lesley Odendal

    In Africa prevention is far cheaper than cure
    In Africa prevention is far cheaper than cure
    Two new reports have revealed the cost of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, estimating that they cause economic losses of nearly...
    Midwives deliver life-saving care
    Midwives deliver life-saving care
    Up to 3.6-million maternal and child deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded, according to...
    Forced HIV testing up for debate
    Forced HIV testing up for debate
    Universal testing and the immediate treatment of HIV-infected individuals could dramatically reduce, or even eliminate, HIV transmission, according...
    Malaria drug breakthrough
    Malaria drug breakthrough
    About 200 000 deaths from malaria each year could be averted if African governments follow new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, soon to...
    Urgent need to expand drug roll-out
    Urgent need to expand drug roll-out
    Universal access to antiretroviral therapy could have saved more than 4,37-million children in Africa from becoming orphans, according to a study...
    Forcing the issue
    Forcing the issue
    Ukuthwala, is a practice -- illegal according to South African law -- that involves a man and his peers setting out to compel a girl or...
    TB diagnosis should start at home
    TB diagnosis should start at home
    In South Africa the detection of tuberculosis (TB) has mostly been limited to passive case-finding, which is when individuals with symptoms are...