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A University of Cape Town medical student doing yoga for a project that draws on ideas from medical and health humanities. (Photo/Third Year Yoga SSM Group).

New Ways Of Thinking On Health, Arts And Humanities Emerging In Africa: Hello Music And Yoga

Artists compose music to open up understandings of health care and specific conditions. Some academics open use everything from yoga to photography to observation and drawing to help educate health sciences students.


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People in northern Uganda bear long term physical, emotional, social and economic scars from the years of deadly conflict. (Photo/Stephen Morrison/EPA).

Life After A Long Terrible War That Killed 100,000: How Young People In Uganda Are Coping

The conflict was the longest of Uganda’s post independence struggles. In addition to those killed, 2 million people were displaced, and 60,000 to 100,000 abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.


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Habiba Suleiman, a district malaria surveillance officer in Zanzibar. (Photo/Morgana Wingard/USAID).

War Against Malaria Stalls As It Still Kills More Than 435,000 Every Year, Mainly In Africa

An estimated 219 million malaria cases were reported globally in 2017.


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At age one, Fatima was subjected to FGM in her village in Afar Region of Ethiopia. (Photo/ Kate Holt/UNICEF).

FGM In Africa Sees ‘Huge And Significant’ Decline, With Dramatic Fall From 71% To 8% In East Africa Over 20 Years

The number of women predicted to be face genital mutilation in the world each year could rise to 4.6 million by 2030.