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Sickle cell gene therapy: ‘It gives me joy and hope’

Share the post “Sickle cell gene therapy: ‘It gives me joy and hope’” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Sickle cell gene therapy: ‘It gives me joy and hope’ Healthy red blood cells are round, but the genetic defect makes them sickle shaped A French teenager’s sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA. […]

Share the post “Vaccine pioneers: Saving children in Niger” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Vaccine pioneers: Saving children in Niger. Can a new heat-resistant vaccine for the highly contagious rotavirus save the lives of children in Niger? It’s estimated that 450,000 children around the world die every year from rotavirus – a highly infectious disease that causes severe diarrhoea and […]

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Share the post “Seaweed smothers beaches in Sierra Leone” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Seaweed smothers beaches in Sierra Leone. Choking algae inundates Sierra Leone sands, posing a threat to marine life and the tourism and fishing sectors.  A thick carpet of smelly seaweed has smothered beaches in Sierra Leone, threatening marine life as well as the country’s tourism and fishing […]

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Share the post “Ebola: What the WHO did wrong, and how to fix it” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail That the World Health Organisation failed to adequately respond to Ebola is not in doubt – the proof is in the numbers of people who died and are still dying in the epidemic. To its credit, the WHO knows it […]

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Share the post “AIDS: New report shows world is winning the battle” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail It’s easy to be cynical about the Millennium Development Goals, that lofty set of aspirations drawn up in 2000 to measure social progress by 2015. But in one respect, there’s no denying success. According to a new report by the United Nations […]

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Share the post “Ebola: Where’s the education?” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Ghana has been urged to take leaf off Nigeria’s book and educate its citizens about Ebola. It has been five months since the Ebola virus took its first victim in Guinea and since the first case in February, more than 670 people have died across a total […]

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Share the post “Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to establish the unknown cause of breast cancer. Breast […]

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Share the post “Nigeria: 150 000 child deaths blamed on poor sanitation” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Poor sanitation in Nigerian communities has been blamed for the death of over 150,000 children each year. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) attributes the deaths to the intake of unclean water, feacal waste and poor garbage disposal methods. we have about […]

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Share the post “Ebo-Lie: Man Living In Ghana Confirms Ebola Is A Hoax!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail By Steven Bancarz| A statement made by a man in Ghana named Nana Kwame has rocked the internet in the last few days.   The following information needs to reach people.  We need to see Ebola for what it really is.  It’s time that the […]

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Share the post “Ministry of Health announces new Ebola screening measures” FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInE-mail Anyone entering Rwanda who have been to the United States or Spain during the last 22 days are now required to report their medical condition everyday by dialing 114 between 7am and 8pm for the duration of their stay in Rwanda (if less […]

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