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IMC brings healthcare closer to the Wandegeya community

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an effort to expand its clinic network and footprint in the country, International Medical Centre (IMC) on Friday launched a new branch in Wandegeya as a way of responding to the overwhelming community demands for a quality healthcare service and bridge the service provision …

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Dream of augmented humans endures, despite sceptics

Paris, France | AFP | Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: for the prophets of transhumanism — the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations — it is just a matter of time. But many scientists insist that some problems are not so easily solved. Sooner or …

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Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors’ strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine. Now Zimbabwe’s worsening economic crisis has pushed prices up, and the medicine is far beyond her reach …

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US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Washington, United States | AFP | Immigration, health care, jobs. The extraordinary US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump, the man who isn’t even on the ballot. The Republican president is the …

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COMMENT: How corruption impedes healthcare

Today, some 800 million people spend at least 10% of their household budgets on health payments COMMENT | SANIA NISHTAR | Half of the planet cannot access essential health services. For many people, paying to see a doctor, obtaining medications, seeking family-planning advice, or even getting immunised against common illnesses is …

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