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The AsktheGynaecologist (ATG) project launches in Nigeria

 A new project which will be beneficial to Nigerian women has recently been launched. This project is very important as it comes at a time when maternal mortality is prevalent in Nigeria. The AsktheGynaecologist (ATG) project is a program specially designed to provide virtual consultation services to Nigerians who are desirous

Inspiring – Two Year Old Amputee Walks For The First Time: “I Got It!”

There are only a few things more inspirational than a young child learning how to do something that many of us take for granted. This video of this young child learning how to walk for the first time with his prosthetic leg and a walker is not only inspirational, but informative. Kayden

Preventing Mother To Child HIV Transmission

In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of children under 13 living with AIDS who were infected by their mothers, 66% were of African descent. This sobering 2005 statistic illustrates a huge problem in the African community with regard to pregnant HIV-positive women accessing

Great News? From Africa? YES. Seriously.

An incredible decline in child mortality is sweeping through Africa. The larger the bar, the greater the annual decline in child mortality. The center line is the millennium development goal of "reducing by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate," a goal that most countries are on pace

Over 80 kg? The morning after pill may not work for you

There have been reports that more and more African women use an emergency contraceptive pill for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. One of such contraceptives is the progesterone only pill, Norlevo, which is produced by an European pharmaceutical company called Mother Jones.  Norvelo which is found in african countries like

AIDS testing and treatment fall short in Africa

There have been dramatic progress in the global fight against HIV and AIDS but, massive challenges and misunderstandings still remain, especially in Africa. Globally, the number of AIDS-related deaths has dropped by  29 per cent since 2005. Access to antiretroviral drugs has expanded more than 40-fold worldwide in the past decade,

Investment in new diagnostics and treatments will reduce deaths from pneumonia

The World Lung Foundation (WLF) called for greater investment in innovation and a focus on improving healthcare provision – particularly in low income countries - to reduce the global toll of pneumonia. According to WLF’s Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas (http://www.ariatlas.org/understanding_aris/pneumonia), an estimated 156 million new cases of pneumonia occur every year, 97 percent of

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