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Another African nation eliminates sleeping sickness

In another significant stride toward eradicating sleeping sickness, an infectious disease caused by the trypanosome parasite, an African nation has successfully eliminated this public health threat. Sleeping sickness, also known as African trypanosomiasis, primarily affects rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, posing a considerable burden on healthcare systems and local economies. The…
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Monkeypox Outbreak in South Africa

Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus, which also includes the virus that causes smallpox. The disease was first discovered in monkeys in 1958 and in humans in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although it primarily occurs in central and western African countries, recent outbreaks have shown its potential for wider…
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What’s fueling the deadly cholera outbreak in Southern Africa

The deadly cholera outbreak currently ravaging Southern Africa is fueled by a combination of factors, including inadequate infrastructure, climate change, socio-political instability, and strained health systems. These elements create a perfect storm for the rapid spread and severe impact of the disease. 1. Inadequate Water and Sanitation Infrastructure One of the primary drivers of the…
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South African President Passes The Disputed Health Law

The passing of a disputed health law by the South African president has ignited a storm of debate and contention across the nation. The legislation, aimed at overhauling the healthcare system, has been met with both praise and protest, revealing deep-seated divisions and concerns within the country. At the heart of the controversy lies the question of accessibility and quality of healthcare for…
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Ways To Reduce Pollution In Africa

Reducing pollution in Africa is a critical challenge that requires a multifaceted approach involving government policies, technological innovations, community engagement, and international cooperation. Pollution in Africa takes various forms, including air pollution from industrial emissions and vehicular traffic, water pollution from untreated sewage and industrial waste, and soil contamination…
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More African nations recall Johnson & Johnson children’s drug

As concerns over the safety of pharmaceutical products intensify, several African nations have taken proactive measures to recall a children’s drug manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The decision to recall the medication follows reports of potential contamination and adverse health effects, prompting swift action from health authorities across the continent. The drug in question…
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Five dead as Tanzania detects first-ever Marburg virus outbreak-Aljazeera

Three of the eight confirmed cases are receiving treatment even as 161 contacts are being monitored, according to the WHO. Exclusive News Tanzania has confirmed eight cases of Marburg, a high-death viral hemorrhagic fever with symptoms broadly similar to those of Ebola, in its first-ever outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO said in a late Tuesday…
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