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HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

September 11, 2012 0

LONDON 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - Dengue fever is classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “major international public health concern”.

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COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 10, 2012 0

PRETORIA 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - In April, the archipelago nation of Comoros was lashed by its heaviest rains in decades, uprooting families and destroying the crops and incomes of its poorest people.

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KENYA: Study shows HIV stigma a barrier to health facility births

KENYA: Study shows HIV stigma a barrier to health facility births

September 10, 2012 0

NAIROBI/KISUMU 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - When the time came for 24-year-old Jane Atieno to deliver her second child, she sought the services of a traditional birth attendant rather than the local clinic

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UGANDA: Floods displace 15,000 in north

UGANDA: Floods displace 15,000 in north

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

KAMPALA 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Floods have forced at least 15,000 people to leave their homes in northern Uganda, where the deluge has destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges.

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UGANDA: Government launches cancer vaccination programme

UGANDA: Government launches cancer vaccination programme

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 6, 2012 0

KAMPALA 06 September 2012 (IRIN) - The government of Uganda has launched a vaccination campaign against cervical cancer - the most common type of cancer among Ugandan women - but there are already

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CITIES: A helping hand for the urban poor

CITIES: A helping hand for the urban poor

September 6, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 06 September 2012 (IRIN) - With more than half the world now living in urban centres, city residents’ quality of life, vulnerability to natural hazards and diets are matters of growing importance,

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KENYA: Floods displace thousands, destroy crops

KENYA: Floods displace thousands, destroy crops

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 5, 2012 0

NAKURU 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of people have been displaced in parts of Kenya’s Rift Valley Province as floodwaters continue to submerge houses and schools and destroy crops.

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HEALTH: Global Fund boosts essential services

HEALTH: Global Fund boosts essential services

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria has announced that it has approved almost US$420 million to support essential services as part of its

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FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

September 3, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world’s supply of staple grains grows tight, scientists are learning about the discovery in South Africa of yet another deadly variant of Ug99 stem rust,

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HEALTH: Rates of extensively drug resistant TB grow

HEALTH: Rates of extensively drug resistant TB grow

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - A new international study published in The Lancet finds that extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is more widespread than previously thought, and growing, leading researchers to reiterate

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