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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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We Will No Longer Be Silenced in the War on Women’s Bodies

[two_fifth padding=”0 25px 0 10px”]BY   Mamello Sejake  |  PUB   OkayAfrica In the op-ed below, Mamello Sejake discusses the war on women’s bodies in South Africa and taking part in yesterday’s silent protest at Wits University in Johannesburg.[/two_fifth][three_fifth_last padding=”0 0px 0 10px”]Most days, before I get dressed, I have to ask myself how much I can take. On days when the answer is “not much,” I’ll change what I’m wearing because the simple act of walking through town in shorts or a low-cut top adds too much to my burden. There are times, too many times actually, when I’ve felt dirty and […]

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