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Zimbabweans seek traditional medicine amid pandemic

Harare, Zimbabwe | XINHUA | With the costs for formal health care skyrocketing at the backdrop of an economic crisis that has seen inflation skyrocketing to more than 700 percent, many Zimbabweans are resorting to traditional medication. Amos Kafera, a Zimbabwean traditional healer from Chitungwiza, a dormitory town south of …

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Why African Americans are dying at higher rates from COVID-19

Washington, United States | AFP | The new coronavirus isn’t picky about who it infects — so why does data emerging from some states suggest that African Americans are bearing the brunt? Experts say the community is disproportionately impacted by underlying conditions linked to poverty, and often faces challenges in accessing …

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Patients share experiences of seeking health care amidst lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Access to health care services has become a nightmare to several city residents because of the ongoing lock down. On Wednesday last week, president, Yoweri Museveni banned public transport as a control measure against the spread of the coronavirus following the confirmation several cases …

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Minister Opendi receives global accolade in health care

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The former State Minister of Health in charge of general duties Sarah Achieng Opendi has received an accolade at the World Health and Wellness Congress in Mumbai. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Saturday, State Minister of Mineral Development Opendi said the award came …

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Countries urged to improve nurses and midwives welfare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. There are 22 million nurses and two million midwives worldwide, accounting …

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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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Rivals clash with frontrunner Biden at Democratic debate

Detroit, United States | AFP | Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden went on the offensive Wednesday against his main 2020 opponents but was rapidly assailed on the debate stage over key issues like health care, race, immigration and criminal justice. Tensions rose rapidly between the former vice president and Senator Kamala Harris, the …

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