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Uganda’s struggle for sanitation

In 2007, the British Medical Journal polled it’s members on what constitutes the greatest medical milestone of the last 150 years. From the 15 medical milestones presented for discussion, sanitation was the clear winner – seen as more important to national health and saving lives than even the development of antibiotics and anaesthesia. Getting the basics right […]

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When there’s only grandparents left: An overloaded older generation in Cameroon

Conservative estimates ((USAID figures)) put the number of children around the world who have lost one or both parents to HIV at over 17 million – 90% of whom live in sub-saharan Africa. Even worse, almost 3.4 million children in sub-saharan Africa under the age of 15 are living with HIV themselves. The pressure on […]

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