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Greenpeace hits back at unions
Greenpeace hits back at unions
Greenpeace has called on the National Union of Mineworkers and other unions to engage with them on renewable energy strategies, after the union...
WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness
WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that identifying as transgender will no...
Madagascar’s grave dilemma
Madagascar’s grave dilemma
In the streets of Madagascar’s capital city, the plague is a ghost. Patients stay hidden away in hospitals or are at home, where some are keeping...
PrePex will save many lives in SA - with traditional leaders' help
PrePex will save many lives in SA - with traditional leaders' help
The health department plans to have "formal talks" with traditional leaders about the possibility of introducing a new nonsurgical device...
WHO bridges rich-poor intellectual property split
WHO bridges rich-poor intellectual property split
The World Health Organisation's 193 member states on Saturday overcame their deep divisions over intellectual property rules and endorsed a...
WHO: Food shortage, climate are key health threats
WHO: Food shortage, climate are key health threats
Insufficient food, climate change and pandemic flu are global crises that could unravel progress in public health, the World Health Organisation's...
WHO: Climate change a factor in deaths from disease
WHO: Climate change a factor in deaths from disease
Climate change is one of the factors causing an increase in the incidence of diseases like malaria and dengue fever, the World Health Organisation...
Seven new Ebola cases confirmed in DRC
Seven new Ebola cases confirmed in DRC
Seven new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed on Friday in the central Democratic Republic of Congo, taking the total number for...
WHO installs labs to monitor Ebola outbreak
WHO installs labs to monitor Ebola outbreak
International health agencies began on Monday to install two laboratories to test cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid fears of...
WHO says 164 dead from Rift Valley Fever in Sudan
WHO says 164 dead from Rift Valley Fever in Sudan
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that 164 people have died from Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Sudan, more than half as many again...
WHO: World sees 3 000 suicides a day
WHO: World sees 3 000 suicides a day
Men are five times more likely to commit suicide than women, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) said on Monday, World Suicide...
Fewer people smoking in SA, says WHO
Fewer people smoking in SA, says WHO
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang on Sunday welcomed a new World Health Organisation (WHO) tobacco report that indicates that consumption of...

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