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Lesley Odendal

In Africa prevention is far cheaper than cure

New reports have revealed the cost of non-communicable diseases in Africa, estimating that they cause economic losses of nearly $500-billion a year.

Midwives deliver life-saving care

Adequate midwifery services could prevent the needless deaths of millions of mothers and babies each year.

Forced HIV testing up for debate

If people knew their status, new infections would decrease. The question is how to achieve this.

Malaria drug breakthrough

Malaria drug breakthrough MSF calls for drug that could save 200 000 lives a year to be rolled out immediately

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.

Forcing the issue

Aids activists are trying to stop the practice of compelling young girls to wed older men because of the risk of HIV, reports <b>Lesley Odendal</b>.

TB diagnosis should start at home

An active approach to identifying TB at the community level is needed in a country with one of the highest rates of the disease in the world.

Pupils learn to talk with OneVoice

Young South Africans do not perceive themselves to be at risk of contracting HIV, which make calls for innovative education more urgent.

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