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Battling Ebola at DRC-Rwanda Border

Region: Rwanda

Topics: Health

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Long Thought of as Food for the Poor, Healthful Okra Enjoys New Popularity in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

Cases of diabetes are increasing in DRC, as more than 3.3 million people here have been diagnosed with the disease. The rise in the incidence of diabetes in DRC has been accompanied by the rising popularity of a common vegetable that helps manage blood sugar, even though the vegetable has long been considered a food of the poor: okra.

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Political Promises: One Local Lawyer Champions Rights for People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Disability rights were a prominent issue during Zimbabwe’s election season. Now, one Zimbabwean lawyer says it’s time for the government to make good on its promises.

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Despite Demand, Zimbabwe’s Government-Trained Nurses Struggle to Find Work

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessHealthJobs

In Zimbabwe, government health care institutions want more nurses on staff, and government-trained nurses want jobs. But the government doesn't have the money to train or hire all of them.

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Uganda’s Comfort Dog Project Heals Trauma Through Therapy, Canine Companionship

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

For those abducted during the war in northern Uganda, everyday life can be fraught with fear and traumatic flashbacks to captivity in the Lord’s Resistance Army. Now, a nonprofit in the area is finding that the best person to help them heal is sometimes not a person at all.

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For Ugandans Who Can’t Find Care at Home, India Is a Destination for Medical Tourism

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealth

Some medical devices that help doctors treat cancer aren’t available in Uganda, so people who need treatment look for ways to travel to India. The Ugandan government has proposed legislation to help patients with cancer and other diseases pay for the long journey and the treatments, and small fundraising events like car washes have become more common.

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New Kampala Urology Hospital Aims to Keep Patients in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealth

Many Ugandans travel abroad for medical treatment, because doctors in the country often don’t have the necessary experience or equipment. But a Ugandan urologist opened a hospital last year in a Kampala suburb with a lofty goal: to offer excellent medical services to Ugandans – in Uganda.

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Uganda Denounces Homosexuality, But Experts Say It’s Not New in Africa

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Homosexuality, which is illegal in Uganda, is commonly believed to be a vestige of colonialism. As the country’s LGBT community struggles for acceptance, some experts are noting that there’s evidence that homosexuality was present in Africa long before foreigners came.

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Mexican Students Choose Sugary Drinks Over Contaminated Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: HealthWater

Studies have shown that in one Mexican town, all the water sources are contaminated. Students there are forgoing water – but the alternative may be just as bad for their health.

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In Zambia, Old Law Ignites New Debate on Marijuana Cultivation

Region: Zambia

Topics: HealthPolitics

In theory, cultivating medicinal marijuana has been legal in Zambia for decades. In practice, the law’s ambiguity and widespread confusion have made legal cultivation impossible.

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