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TOGO: Focus on hepatitis

TOGO: Focus on hepatitis

December 13, 2012 0

LOME 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - The spread of viral hepatitis in Togo, where there is little awareness of the disease and most people discover by chance that they are infected, is causing

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UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system

UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2012 0

KAMPALA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health says a fresh outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever - the second in the country this year - is straining an already over-stretched health

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UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control

UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

KAMPALA 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health is facing serious financial and health system constraints as it battles to contain an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever that has killed eight

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection

CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Countries could save countless lives and greatly reduce health costs if forewarned about climate-sensitive infectious disease outbreaks months in advance: and that is becoming a possibility, according

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UGANDA: Nodding syndrome symptoms controlled, hunt for cure continues

UGANDA: Nodding syndrome symptoms controlled, hunt for cure continues

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

KAMPALA 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Their conditions improving, nearly all of the children admitted to health centres for nodding syndrome have now been released, according to Uganda’s Ministry of Health; less severely

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UGANDA: A brief history of haemorrhagic fever

UGANDA: A brief history of haemorrhagic fever

October 23, 2012 0

NAIROBI 23 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda's Ministry of Health is calling for calm as it tries to trace members of the public who may have had contact with people who have died

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MYANMAR: Closing the HIV/AIDS “treatment gap”

MYANMAR: Closing the HIV/AIDS “treatment gap”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

YANGON 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - Health workers in Myanmar are confident that efforts to narrow the country’s huge gap between access to, and need for, life-saving medicines to treat HIV/AIDS are back

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HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in the UK

HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in the UK

October 8, 2012 0

LONDON 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the first day of October, a law change enabled everyone in England, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain free treatment for HIV and AIDS. This

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GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will

GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

CONAKRY 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guinea’s capital Conakry, are overcome with emotion and leave her bedside

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GUINEA: Breastfeeding versus old wives tales

GUINEA: Breastfeeding versus old wives tales

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 3, 2012 0

CONAKRY 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - Countless babies in Guinea are not given their first breast milk for hours - however long it takes a designated family member to bring water that is

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