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Mobile phone data helps combat malaria more effectively

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:13

Researchers from the University of Southampton and the National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP) have used mobile phone data to help combat malaria more effectively in Namibia.

Polio outbreaks a public health emergency: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 14:57

Polio as a disease has been eradicated from India but some parts of the world still are at a risk. The World Health Organization has warned that the spread of polio has become an international public health emergency.

Liberia steps up measures to control Ebola virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:46

The government of Liberia has announced that measures have been stepped up to contain the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.

West Africa Ebola outbreak among `most challenging` ever: WHO

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:43

Ebola virus is becoming the next menace in West Africa and has claimed about 111 lives. Examining the death toll and the dangers that this virus possesses, WHO has declared Ebola outbreak among the "most challenging" ever.

Ebola claims more lives in Liberia

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:52

The deadly Ebola virus has claimed two more lives in Liberia, Minister of Health and Social Welfare Walter Gwenigale said Thursday, taking the death toll to seven in the West African nation.

Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:17

Zimbabwe`s deputy health minister said Thursday that the southeast African country is on high alert to the deadly epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, which killed nearly 60 people in Guinea alone.

Deadly human malaria parasite may have come out of Africa

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 13:05

Researchers have claimed to have linked origin of deadly human malaria parasite to primates to Africa, and not Asia, as once believed.

South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 20:10

South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a "satanic" plot to commit "genocide".

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