Emaciated, mutilated, dead: the mental health scandal that rocked South Africa | The Guardian When 1,700 vulnerable and mentally ill people were moved from specialised care facilities to unlicensed organisations in a bid to save money, nearly one in 10 died

When 1,700 vulnerable and mentally ill people were moved from specialised care facilities to unlicensed organisations in a bid to save money, nearly one in 10 died.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt | Quartz Africa As Nigeria’s battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa’s largest economy a helping hand through their foundation.

As Nigeria’s battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa’s largest economy a helping hand through their foundation.

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How the treated bed net solved East Africa’s malaria puzzle | Daily Nation The National Malaria Strategy of 2001/10 puts emphasis on scaling up distribution of insecticide-treated nets, improving access to effective medicines for treatment, and epidemic preparedness.

The National Malaria Strategy of 2001/10 puts emphasis on scaling up distribution of insecticide-treated nets, improving access to effective medicines for treatment, and epidemic preparedness.

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Michigan to charge state’s top medical official in Flint water deaths | Reuters (Reuters) - Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.

(Reuters) – Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.

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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan | The New York Times In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts.

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts.

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Once Time’s ‘Person of the Year,’ an Ebola fighter dies in childbirth due to stigma of virus – The Washington Post As the chaos and tragedy of the Ebola outbreak engulfed parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in 2014, a more insidious ill took root: distrust of all who had come into contact with the disease.

As the chaos and tragedy of the Ebola outbreak engulfed parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in 2014, a more insidious ill took root: distrust of all who had come into contact with the disease.

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