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  • 02:35 Uganda: Mobile Applications Used In Reproductive Health Education

    Uganda: Mobile Applications Used In Reproductive Health Education

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    The United Nations is exploiting mobile technology to help improve people's livelihoods and sexual health, mainly in Subsaharan Africa. In Uganda, the UN wants to empower young people to make informed choices about their health through use of mobile appli

  • 03:53 Meningitis And Malaria In Africa

    Meningitis And Malaria In Africa

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    VOA’s Linord Moudou gives an update on health news on meningitis. As the World Health Organization announces plans to begin clinical trials of a promising new vaccine, scientists in South Africa report that they too are at an important threshold. VO

  • 00:37 BGL And Build It In Zambia

    BGL And Build It In Zambia

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    We are pleased to announce our 4th international charity project: we will revisit Zambia, with our friends from Build It International, to build a brand new health clinic in Kapiri. We will be giving 20 BGL employees the chance to visit Zambia next year a

  • 05:06 Operation Smile South Africa In Malawi

    Operation Smile South Africa In Malawi

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    Operation Smile South Africa is in Malawi on a mega mission to perform free facial reconstructive surgery on children. The mission follows their succesful trip, in the Democratic Republic of Congo where they performed 250 cleft lip and cleft palate surger

  • 02:47 Nigeria Clean Bio - Fuel To Save Women Lives

    Nigeria Clean Bio - Fuel To Save Women Lives

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    A Nigerian startup is producing green energy from local flora, providing communities with an environmentally friendly, healthier and more affordable fuel option. The company hopes the bio-fuel will replace dangerous smokes and gases currently used in many

  • 02:46 Medecins Sans Frontieres Concerned That Ebola Could Re-surge

    Medecins Sans Frontieres Concerned That Ebola Could Re-surge

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    Even after the initial global panic has died down, the fight against Ebola seems to be far from over. The head of French Charity Medecins Sans Frontieres paid a visit to Liberia and Guinea and painted a very grim picture. CCTV's Kathryn Ogunde reports

  • 02:27 Tanzania's Rickshaw Serves As Medical Service Delivery System

    Tanzania's Rickshaw Serves As Medical Service Delivery System

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    The Bajaj are legendary in Tanzania. They have long been used as a way for people to navigate Tanzania's chaotic roads. Now a medical charity says it's getting great results using them as a delivery service. CCTV's Dan Ashby reports.

  • 02:34 Hope On HIV/AIDs Uganda To Manufacture Own Drugs For Patients

    Hope On HIV/AIDs Uganda To Manufacture Own Drugs For Patients

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    Uganda used to be a model of fight against HIV AIDs, but recently relapsed, with access to medicine the major setback. UNAIDS country representative Musa Bunguddu expresses belief in such interventions as key to boost fight against the scourge. Early this

  • 03:26 Ethiopia's Reduced Maternal Mortality Rate

    Ethiopia's Reduced Maternal Mortality Rate

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    Not so very long ago Ethiopia had one of the worst child mortality rates in Africa but it's managed to slash the death toll by two-thirds in recent years. CCTV's Girum Chala reports.

  • 02:28 Ghanaian Doctors Demanding Better Working Conditions

    Ghanaian Doctors Demanding Better Working Conditions

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    A doctors' strike is hampering state-run medical services in Ghana. Ghana's Medical Association has urged its members to stop all non-emergency services. It's demanding improved benefits including free foreign healthcare. CCTV's Katerina Vittozzi reports.

  • 01:48 Somalia Marks A Year Without Polio

    Somalia Marks A Year Without Polio

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    Somalia marked one year without a single case of polio being recorded on the continent. Just two years ago, Somalia had recorded the highest number of new polio cases worldwide. Now, it's down to zero - for the past year. But officials there say it's vita

  • 02:34 Uganda's Three In One Pill Therapy To Benefit People With HIV/AIDS

    Uganda's Three In One Pill Therapy To Benefit People With HIV/AIDS

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    A one-pill-a-day HIV therapy could soon be available for many people living with HIV in Uganda. Cipla Chemicals, the world's largest manufacturer of anti-retroviral drugs has launched the three in one combination therapy that will help relieve the burden

  • 00:51 More Than 300 Dead, 20,000 Infected By Measles Outbreak In Congo

    More Than 300 Dead, 20,000 Infected By Measles Outbreak In Congo

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    According to a United Nations report on August 12th, a measles outbreak spreading across the Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 300 people

  • 02:47 S.A. Scientists Believe They've Found A Treatment For Malaria

    S.A. Scientists Believe They've Found A Treatment For Malaria

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    Drug companies are frequently claiming breakthroughs in the hunt for a cure but in Cape Town, South Africa, scientists think they've found a shortcut to a treatment that works. CCTV's Travers Andrews reports.

  • 00:38 43 Killed In Measles Outbreak In Sudan

    43 Killed In Measles Outbreak In Sudan

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    A major outbreak of measles in Sudan has killed 43 people as of July, and infected more than 3,000. The outbreak started in December last year. Most confirmed cases are children under 15. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbe

  • 01:56 Mozambique Diversifying Diet To Improve Nutrition

    Mozambique Diversifying Diet To Improve Nutrition

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    People in the port city of Pemba, Mozambique are diversifying their diet. The population, which was previously reliant on its traditional fish eating practices, is now diversifying and incorporating new recipes and diets with the aim of fighting malnouris

  • 02:29 Niger Steps Up Fight Against Cancers Stalking Women

    Niger Steps Up Fight Against Cancers Stalking Women

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    Niger Steps Up Fight Against Cancers Stalking Women

  • 00:30 Sierra Leone: Rapid Response Credited To Lack Of New Ebola Cases

    Sierra Leone: Rapid Response Credited To Lack Of New Ebola Cases

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    The use of rapid response teams and strong community involvement in finding Ebola virus disease cases and contacts, is yielding positive results in Sierra Leone. An epidemiological week has now passed with no new Ebola cases for the first time, since the

  • 06:14 Polio In Kenya And Somalia

    Polio In Kenya And Somalia

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    VOA’s Linord Moudou gives an update on polio in Kenya and Somalia. VOA’s Lenny Ruvaga reports on the international campaign to rid the world of polio has been hampered in some Muslim countries by claims from some clerics that the polio vaccine is really a

  • 04:28 Why Immunization Matters In Ghana

    Why Immunization Matters In Ghana

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    Dr. Kwadwo Odei Antwi-Agyei of the Ghana Health Service's Expanded Program on Immunization, tells Global Health TV how the country's immunization program has progressed over the past thirty years. Dr. Antwi-Agyei describes how from humble beginnings the p

  • 02:22 Dealing With Ebola In Sierra Leone

    Dealing With Ebola In Sierra Leone

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    CCTV reporters have been on the ground in Sierra Leone for much of the outbreak reporting the efforts of local and Chinese medics to save lives. For the ordinary people, the story's been one of terror and tragedy - and courage and defiance. Robert Nagila

  • 02:49 Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient Discharged

    Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient Discharged

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    It is unclear whether Sierra Leone can start the 42 days countdown to be declared Ebola free. 28 people remain in quarantine being observed for signs of Ebola. But on Monday the country release from hospital its last confirmed Ebola case - so it's hoped t

  • 02:08 Sierra Leone Must Wait 42 Days Before Getting An All Clear Of Ebola

    Sierra Leone Must Wait 42 Days Before Getting An All Clear Of Ebola

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    This weekend, Authorities in Sierra Leone will be hoping to declare it has no cases of the Ebola virus.The last known patient was released on Monday, but the country must wait for a further 42 days before it can be given the all clear

  • 02:23 Ugandans Neglect Of Female Condom Becomes A Problem

    Ugandans Neglect Of Female Condom Becomes A Problem

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    Low usage of the female condom in uganda is becoming a major concern for health officials. After a successful campaign to reduce HIV and Aids in the country, prevalence rates have started to rise again.

  • 01:59 Kenyan Nurse Making A Difference In South Sudan

    Kenyan Nurse Making A Difference In South Sudan

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    A Kenyan nurse, who has been working in the South Sudan for 5 years, continues to assist many fleeing the conflict in the country

  • 02:15 HIV Death Drops In Zimbabwe In Past 15 Years

    HIV Death Drops In Zimbabwe In Past 15 Years

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    Zimbabwe is one of the country's that has been hardest hit by HIV. But in the last 15 years the country has witnessed one of the most dramatic drops in prevalence and deaths attributed to behaviour change and strong leadership on the issue. For more News

  • 02:08 Uganda Rural Health Workers Use Motor Cycle Ambulances

    Uganda Rural Health Workers Use Motor Cycle Ambulances

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    Rural health workers in Uganda have found a solution to navigate through harsh terrain to reach isolated villages where at risk pregnant mothers die during delivery. They are using a simple innovation - motor cycle ambulances, which is basically a motor c

  • 03:29 Mali's Polio Campaign

    Mali's Polio Campaign

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    VOA’s Linord Moudou reports on the high risk of polio spreading in Guinea and Mali after a Guinean toddler recently traveled to Mali and became the country's first case of the crippling disease in more than four years. A polio vaccination campaign has bee

  • 04:30 CDC On Nigeria Polio Announcement

    CDC On Nigeria Polio Announcement

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    Nigeria on Saturday celebrated the announcement by the U.N. Health Agency that polio is no longer endemic in the West African country. VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Dr. Tom Frieden, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • 03:54 Sexual Health Education Introduced In Uganda Curriculum

    Sexual Health Education Introduced In Uganda Curriculum

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    Uganda government has introduced sexual health education into the new curriculum to provide information on pregnancy and STIs

  • 03:32 Sierra Leone Closer To Being Declared Ebola Free

    Sierra Leone Closer To Being Declared Ebola Free

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    Sierra Leone is one day closer to being declared free of active Ebola transmission. The virus has killed just under 4000 people since May last year. If there are no new cases in the interim on Saturday the epidemic will be finally over.

  • 03:28 Over 70% Of Infant Deaths In Nigeria Linked To Preventable Or Treatable Diseases

    Over 70% Of Infant Deaths In Nigeria Linked To Preventable Or Treatable Diseases

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    Nigeria has started making some small strides in cutting down its infant, maternal mortality rates. Africa's most populous nation has previously earned itself the unfavorable distinction for recording the second highest cases of infant and maternal deaths

  • 02:01 Shipping Containers Re-purposed Into Health Clinics In South Africa

    Shipping Containers Re-purposed Into Health Clinics In South Africa

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    Once were cast-off shipping containers - re-purposed, repainted and kitted out as a full-on community clinic - one owned by a local community nurse.

  • 06:35 Zimbabwe's Health Minister David Parirenyatwa's Call For Africa To Unite And Fight HIV/Aids

    Zimbabwe's Health Minister David Parirenyatwa's Call For Africa To Unite And Fight HIV/Aids

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    Zimbabwe's Health Minister David Parirenyatwa's Call For Africa To Unite And Fight HIV/Aids

  • 02:11 West Africa Ebola Free

    West Africa Ebola Free

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    Liberia recorded the highest number of deaths in this Ebola outbreak - and has experienced a resurgence of the virus twice now. CCTV's Jane Kiyo takes a look back at Liberia's battle with Ebola.

  • 03:29 Martial Art Gaining Popularity In South Africa For Health Benefits

    Martial Art Gaining Popularity In South Africa For Health Benefits

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    The World Tai Chi and Qigon Day was marked this past weekend. Thousands around the world celebrated the ancient martial art. And in South Africa, the celebrations were all about promoting a healthier lifestyle. CCTV's Julie Scheier has more.

  • 01:26 Experts Warn Sitting For Too Long Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

    Experts Warn Sitting For Too Long Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

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    Cardiology researchers are pointing to sedentary behavior as a leading cause of heart disease. We all know that exercise is good for us. But now experts are warning that sitting all day - in front of a computer, TV screen, playstation is placing us at gre

  • 01:59 Concerns Over Rising Cases Of HIV Among African Adolescents

    Concerns Over Rising Cases Of HIV Among African Adolescents

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    The World Heath Organization warns that the rate of HIV infection among adolescents in Africa is on the rise. That's come out of an ongoing meeting in Addis Ababa between the W.H.O. and representatives from dozens of countries on the continent. Coletta Wa

  • 02:12 Senegal Begins Enforcing Anti-tobacco Law

    Senegal Begins Enforcing Anti-tobacco Law

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    Authorities in Senegal are also intensifying anti-tobacco efforts. Smoking in public places now illegal across the country. And so is selling cigarettes to minors . This follows the implementation of the anti-tobacco law which was enacted in 2014 . Susan

  • 01:23 New Initiative Hopes To Reduce Sudan Maternal And New-born Deaths

    New Initiative Hopes To Reduce Sudan Maternal And New-born Deaths

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    Sudan is making significant strides to improve maternal and newborn health services. It recently launched an initiative aimed at fighting the high death rates in the country. It is thought one in every 32 Sudanese women is at risk of maternal death. The i

  • 01:10 President Peter Mutharika Says He’s In

    President Peter Mutharika Says He’s In

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    Malawian President Peter Mutharika says that he is in "excellent health", dismissing rumours of illness. This is the first time the 76 year old president has spoken to the public since his extended trip to the United States. Last week when he disembarked

  • 02:09 Legalizing Marijuana Could Contribute To Improved Public Health In South Africa

    Legalizing Marijuana Could Contribute To Improved Public Health In South Africa

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    The decriminalization of marijuana could contribute to improved public health. That's according to South Africas Central Drug Authority. The Authority argues in their medical journal that criminalization has had little impact on how people use the drug. B

  • 01:41 Women In Northern Kenya Educated About Birth-control Benefits

    Women In Northern Kenya Educated About Birth-control Benefits

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    In conservative northeast Kenya, the uptake of contraceptives has been met with many challenges, mainly due to cultural and religious beliefs. However, those who do say they see the benefits of having smaller families.

  • 02:16 Johannesburg Welcomes Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Johannesburg Welcomes Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    In South Africa, healthcare practitioners have welcomed the arrival of a major Chinese traditional medicine company. Beijing Tong Ren Tang Africa has opened shop in Johannesburg, as Angelo Coppola reports.

  • 02:01 Young Tanzanians Make Their Voices Heard

    Young Tanzanians Make Their Voices Heard

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    A network of young reporters in Tanzania is making radio and television news programmes about health, education and the environment. The children and teenagers interview leaders, their parents and people who live in the areas around them, to make their vo

  • 02:17 Uganda Urged To Standardise Access To HIV Healthcare

    Uganda Urged To Standardise Access To HIV Healthcare

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    Campaigners in Uganda say they're still worried about the state of healthcare in the country, even though the number of HIV deaths is dropping. Although progress has been made in urban areas, there aren't enough machines to assess HIV patients' progress i

  • 01:41 Malnutrition’s Killing Nigerian Children

    Malnutrition’s Killing Nigerian Children

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    JOHANNESBURG - 26 November 2016 - Malnutrition has caused untold suffering for displaced people in Nigeria's north-east. Aid agencies say many are now living in camps or partly destroyed buildings. Reports say least 30 children die daily from lack of food

  • 00:40 Children's Hospital In Johannesburg Realizes Madiba's Dream

    Children's Hospital In Johannesburg Realizes Madiba's Dream

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    In South Africa, the doors of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg will officially open this week. The specialist pediatric hospital was one of the former president's last dreams. Built on the grounds of the University of the Witwatersra

  • 05:24 South Africa Launches Massive HIV Vaccine Trial

    South Africa Launches Massive HIV Vaccine Trial

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    World AIDS Day coincides with the launch of a massive trial in South Africa for a new vaccine. More than five thousand people are involved. Experts hope the vaccine will be, quote, 'the final nail in the coffin' for HIV. CCTV's Jane Kiyo has more.

  • 01:58 39 Million People Living With Hypertension In Nigeria

    39 Million People Living With Hypertension In Nigeria

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    According to Nigeria’s census numbers, rapid population growth from 160-million people in 2010 to 180-million people in 2016 has also seen prevalence in cases of hypertension - a cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization, 75- perc