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Infant surrounded by malaria bed net. (Photo/Arne Hoel/World Bank).

What 115 Years Of Data Tells Us About Africa’s Battle With Malaria: Still Deadly, But Infection Rates Now Lowest Since 1900

Most records were either poorly stored, burnt or were missing, but in some countries like Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Burkina Faso the surveys dated back 1950s.


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Many African countries are trying to increase the number of women delivering in a health care facility by a skilled birth attendant. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rod Waddington)

Not A Luxury: Caesarean Sections Save Lives, And Here’s Why Africa Needs More Of Them

In Africa only 7.3% of babies are born via caesarean section, but its a very mixed picture across the continent. Some countries have very high rates such as Egypt (51.8%) and Mauritius (47%), the highest in Africa.


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Deaths from malaria in Africa have fallen by half in the past 15 years. (Data: WHO)M

Malaria, That Old Enemy: Debunking The Myths, Plus Why Mosquitoes Like Pregnant Women

Pregnant women exhale about 21% more carbon dioxide in the later stages of pregnancy than non-pregnant women; they also have warmer bodies – both of which attract mosquitoes


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We Are Living In Unprecedented Times: Here Are The 10 Health Numbers You Need To Know Today

In the past quarter century, the number of childhood deaths globally have been cut by half, representing one of the most dramatic advances in human health in history.