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Mugabe, 93 in Singapore for ‘medical review’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a “scheduled medical review”, his spokesman said. Mugabe appeared frail at his birthday party on Saturday, when he stood for more than an hour to deliver his speech, …

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Tight healthcare budget coming

Analysts predict more individuals will have to pay for treatment in private clinics as government fails to deliver on its pledges and donors flee health sector In September 2013 when her mother was first diagnosed with cervical cancer, Fausta Akech was a young professional doing her first job as a …

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Life-saving Togo striker wins over Czech fans

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Racially abused by their fans, Togolese striker Francis Kone has taken on hero status after saving a rival goalkeeper’s life in a Czech top-flight game last weekend. Half an hour into Saturday’s tie pitting Bohemians 1905 Prague against Kone’s FC Slovacko, Bohemians keeper Martin …

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HEALTH: Herbal medicine’s future

Two top practitioners speak to The Independent about their fears and dream Andrew S. Kaggwa Imagine a place where you can go for weight management, management of lifestyle diseases, nutritional support, and guidance and counseling on diet. Now on that list add herbal decoctions, distillates, ointments, creams, and lotions. Finally …

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India gives Uganda medical, IT support

India’s Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has announced his country’s offer of $3 million to boost the health sector. India has also agreed to share its experience and expertise in the IT sector. According to a statement at the end of Ansari’s 3-day visit, India has offered Uganda medicines worth $2 million and …

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