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African leaders prefer overseas to local health care
African leaders prefer overseas to local health care
During the World Health Organisation's (WHO) African regional committee in August 2017, held in Zimbabwe, the late Robert Mugabe argued that...
‘We will have to begin from zero’
‘We will have to begin from zero’
Six months after Mozambique was hit by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, recovery is far from complete. And for poorer...
Many Africa 'experts' still don't get the need for African voices and perspectives
Many Africa 'experts' still don't get the need for African voices and perspectives
Thirteen years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many “experts” on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for...
Mental healthcare must back peace efforts
Mental healthcare must back peace efforts
Early this morning my phone beeps. The message is from my friend Rose in Juba, South Sudan. She is a devoted women’s rights activist. With the...
Ebola in the Congo: How a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health
Ebola in the Congo: How a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s ebola epidemic as a “public health emergency of international concern”....
Why babies and mothers are still dying
Why babies and mothers are still dying
Wash hands? Check. Monitor heart rate? Check. Prepare essential supplies? Check. These might seem like obvious steps for medical professionals to...
Second Ebola case confirmed in DRC's Goma
Second Ebola case confirmed in DRC's Goma
Health officials fear an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could spread in Goma. Earlier in July, the city...
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Some 13-million people live in Gauteng. Every single one of those people are breathing in air that is toxic, and is shortening their lives. For the...
Editorial: Trust is key to fight Ebola
Editorial: Trust is key to fight Ebola
On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a “health...

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