Global health

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Warning on tackling HIV as WHO finds rise in resistance to antiretroviral drugs
Nearly half of newly diagnosed infants in 10 countries have drug-resistant HIV, study finds, underlining need for new alternatives

Kaamil Ahmed

25, Nov, 2021 @3:17 PM

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I got help for postnatal depression that saved me. Most women in India do not | Priyali Sur
With up to one in five new mothers suffering depression or psychosis, experts say the need for help is ‘overwhelming’ India

Priyali Sur in New Delhi

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Pregnant women at risk in Malawi as drug shortage prevents caesareans
Patients travelling long distances to find surgery cancelled as lack of anaesthetics shuts operating theatres in half of hospitals

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Malawian campaigner makes history as country’s first elected MP with albinism
Overstone Kondowe’s election hailed as ‘giant step forward’ in continent where people with albinism face stigma and attacks

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

09, Nov, 2021 @6:31 AM

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Noma: the hidden childhood disease known as the ‘face of poverty’
This little known and preventable disease disfigures those it does not kill – and a new campaign hopes to raise awareness and eradicate it entirely

Sarah Johnson

04, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Global heating ‘may lead to epidemic of kidney disease’
Deadly side-effect of heat stress is threat to rising numbers of workers in hot climates, doctors warn

Natalie Grover

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘You shouldn’t work if your kidneys are failing – but people can’t afford not to’
Global heating is having a deadly impact on Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers, who toil in temperatures of up to 45C

Joe Parkin Daniels

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Afghanistan to restart polio vaccination programme with Taliban support
The WHO and Unicef campaign will restart after three years, and the hardliners say they will assist and allow frontline female staff

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic
At least eight types of bird flu, all of which can kill humans, are circulating around the world’s factory farms – and they could be worse than Covid-19

John Vidal

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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WHO endorses use of world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa
World Health Organization’s director general hails ‘historic day’ in fight against parasitic disease

Lizzy Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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US to donate an additional 500m Covid vaccines to poorer countries, says Biden
US president outlines plan at Covid summit, bringing America’s global donation to over 1.1bn doses amid backlash over boosters

David Smith in Washington

22, Sep, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef
Climate crisis, conflict and Covid stunting progress on nutrition, UN says on eve of food security summit

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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