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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first African director-general of the World Health Organization

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). CD Anderson Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Infographic: 10 things to know about TB

Since the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) in 1882, 24 March has been observed as World TB Day. We gather facts...
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WHO endorses South Africa’s sugar tax

The World Health Organization has backed South Africa’s stance on taxing sugary drinks. It is a step towards curbing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes...
Global malaria deaths drop 60% over the last 15 years

Global malaria deaths drop 60% over the last 15 years

Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of this century, but while it has been tamed, it has not been defeated, according to the WHO director-general. A joint report by Unicef and WHO found malaria deaths had decreased globally by 60% since 2000.

Healthcare plan puts UCT students in line for Hult Prize

Six students at the University of Cape Town are in the running for the Hult Prize, the world's biggest student competition. At stake is $1-million to get their business off the ground. The benefits are far-reaching, and the system could help underprivileged people across the country.

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