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The battle to bring antivenoms to Africa
The battle to bring antivenoms to Africa
Snake antivenoms have been around for 125 years, are effective and can be produced cheaply at scale. Yet Africa, with its abundance of deadly...
Pollution kills nine million a year
Pollution kills nine million a year
A staggering nine million people are killed a year by pollution, making it the single biggest killer in the world, according to a new report by the...
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services
Almost daily, our news reports are marred by statistics about gender-based violence, such as one in three women are assaulted, physically or...
Killer Eskom’s victims pile up
Killer Eskom’s victims pile up
The Mail & Guardian reported...
Pollution kills as power plants fail
Pollution kills as power plants fail
Air pollution from Eskom’s power plants kills about 333 people a year, the utility says.
End the stigma of mental illness
End the stigma of mental illness
The world faces an epidemic of mental health problems that cuts across borders, economies and cultures, and carries a stigma that leaves people...
Why money earmarked to fight Ebola may have financed one man's love life
Why money earmarked to fight Ebola may have financed one man's love life
Claims that a senior employee at the World Health Organization...
Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a $3.5-million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the...
WHO braces for six more months of Ebola in DRC
WHO braces for six more months of Ebola in DRC
The latest outbreak of the deadly virus in north eastern DRC has killed over 209 people, World Health Organisation emergency response chief Peter...
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists air pollution as one of the biggest burden on health.
On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best
On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best
Time-worn and weather-beaten, the MV Mbita III tilts slightly to the left as it creaks out of its Kenyan port on Lake Victoria.

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