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Health

Systematic rape continues on Congo-Angola border: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Systematic sexual violence continues to be carried out against Congolese women and girls caught up in mass expulsions from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a U.N. envoy said on Friday...


Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

By Claire O’Callaghan | Queen’s University Belfast | Psychology students at Queen’s University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Irela...



Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’

Washington | A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema. The research supports the so-called ‘hygiene hypothesis’, which proposes that ...



Health in Focus | Tackling yellow fever in the Northern Uganda

(IRIN) | Health officials in Uganda have launched a yellow fever vaccination drive in the north where an outbreak of the disease has caused 53 deaths and 224 infections in 10 districts since late 2010. Almost a million people a...


WESTERN UGANDA: Muslim women back condoms for HIV prevention

KASESE, (IRIN) | Some Muslim women in western Uganda are demanding that a new HIV prevention programme for Muslims include condom promotion, going against calls by local religious leaders for the programme to be limited to mess...



SUDAN: Visceral leishmaniasis outbreak adds to returnees’ woes

SUDAN (IRIN) | The influx of returnees from the north to Southern Sudan ahead of an independence referendum scheduled for 9 January 2011 is raising fears of a more widespread outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis, a disease which ...



Eastern Congo, DRC: Drumming for deliverance, Therapy

BUKAVU (IRIN) | Slapped into submission by a child soldier, a man thanks the gunmen who have just raped his wife and daughter, now bedraggled and whimpering. Dozens of women in a large circle observe the harrowing scene. But th...


Atlantan helps empower women in Uganda

By Bo Emerson | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | “Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives.” Bryce Courtenay ~ For Brittany Merrill, the seed that would grow into a life’s work was a 10-...



Family planning helps women … and slows climate change

UK | By Jotham Musinguzi | Regional Africa director of Partners in Population and Development | The Guardian | With women empowered to plan their pregnancies, the world’s population will grow more slowly, as will carbon e...


Infant Hydrocephalus, Seasonal and Linked to Farm Animals in Uganda

Science Daily | Penn State | Hydrocephalus is a build of fluid in the brain and causes cranial swelling ~ Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused ...






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