Global health

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The HIV prevention drug that could save millions of people – if they can afford it
CAB-LA injections offer stigma-free protection for those at risk – particularly women in Africa. A deal with pharmaceutical companies is crucial

Sarah Boseley in Montreal

03, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Diabetes and high blood pressure: why are ‘urban’ diseases affecting refugees?
In camps like Mahama in Rwanda, cases of non-communicable diseases such as stroke and renal failure are growing – and even children are affected

Sarah Johnson in Mahama camp

25, Jul, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Leading figures urge drugs firm to lower price of ‘game-changing’ HIV prevention drug
Signatories including Olly Alexander, Stephen Fry and Joseph Stiglitz issue a letter asking ViiV to make cabotegravir affordable to low- and middle-income countries

Lizzy Davies

21, Jul, 2022 @2:35 PM

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‘A bright life ahead’: Botswana on path to seeing no babies born with HIV
Country may be Africa’s first to stop mother-baby transmission as WHO hails ‘groundbreaking’ fall in rates from 40% to 1%

Kago Kgosietsile in Selebi-Phikwe

18, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Warnings of global child health crisis as tens of millions miss vaccinations
Vaccine conspiracy theories and strain on health services from Covid blamed as 25m children miss measles jabs, Unicef warns

Sarah Johnson

15, Jul, 2022 @11:34 AM

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‘Our country is getting old’: the man changing how Brazil sees dementia
When his grandmother was diagnosed, Fernando Peres realised how ill prepared countries like Brazil are for treating dementia

Sarah Johnson

06, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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To protect people’s health in Africa, don’t let it become the world’s ashtray | Rachel Kitonyo and Jeffrey Drope
Smoking in the west is declining, so the industry is turning to untapped markets, where governments must act to stop it

Rachel Kitonyo and Jeffrey Drope

02, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Save your breath: traditional Kyrgyz dance helps ease chronic lung disease
Exercise to help COPD hospital patients is being rolled out across Kyrgyzstan and to neighbouring countries

Sarah Johnson

26, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘I saw an oncologist cry’: Tigray cancer patients sent home to die for lack of drugs
Doctors call for international help as Ethiopia civil war leaves terminally ill being treated with paracetamol in Mekelle hospital

Lizzy Davies

25, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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‘Global crisis’ of violence: 161 healthcare workers were killed last year, study finds
Report by SHCC catalogues more than 180 incidents of attacks on hospitals with 320 health workers wounded in 49 conflict zones

Nicola Kelly

24, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Affordable Covid drugs kept out of reach by sluggish WTO
Analysis: EU and US pharma giants’ intellectual property rights stop poorer countries accessing vital medication – despite WTO claims of progress

Phillip Inman

09, May, 2022 @1:45 PM

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‘He should have lived’: shortages are proving fatal in Lviv’s hospitals
Doctors call for more equipment to be sent to a city where medical facilities are swamped by patients from across Ukraine

Antonia Cundy in Lviv

26, Apr, 2022 @11:02 AM

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