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HEALTH: "Encouraging" drop in maternal deaths
16 September 2010 (IRIN ), The proportion of women in sub-Saharan Africa who died because of pregnancy fell by more than a quarter between 1990 and 2008, according to estimates released on 15 September.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90490/HEALTH-Encouraging-drop-in-maternal-deaths
SOUTHERN AFRICA: More sterilizations of HIV-positive women uncovered
30 August 2010 (IRIN ), Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90337/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-More-sterilizations-of-HIV-positive-women-uncovered
ANGOLA: Cabindan separatists under new management
26 August 2010 (IRIN ), After a recent mass defection from its senior ranks, the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) has announced that the separatist movement in exile is now under new management, and called on the population of the Angolan enclave to continue fighting for their sovereignty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90300/ANGOLA-Cabindan-separatists-under-new-management
SOUTHERN AFRICA: No single formula for HIV risk
16 August 2010 (IRIN ), In southern Africa, prevention campaigns highlighting the HIV risks of having more than one partner at the same time have largely targeted heterosexuals and ignored the fact that men who have sex with men also have multiple partners.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90186/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-No-single-formula-for-HIV-risk
HEALTH: It's how you spend the money that saves lives
28 July 2010 (IRIN ), Members of the African Union (AU) reaffirmed at the end of their meeting on 27 July in Kampala, Uganda, that they would strive to spend 15 percent of their national budgets on health, but at the end of the day it is about how "effectively and efficiently" you spend the money, not about how much.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90000/HEALTH-It-s-how-you-spend-the-money-that-saves-lives
FOOD: Political will can solve malnutrition
26 July 2010 (IRIN ), "Children don't vote," said Dr Robert Mwadime, of Uganda Action for Nutrition, at a session on the subject before the three-day African Union (AU) meeting opened in Kampala, Uganda. This means that political leaders in Africa often pay scant attention to the millions of children who die every year of malnutrition-related causes. Most of the audience nodded in agreement; many clapped.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89970/FOOD-Political-will-can-solve-malnutrition
AFRICA: Bullish about the agricultural future
23 July 2010 (IRIN ), Suddenly, after 20 years of relative neglect, African agriculture is a hot topic, with a substantial growth in production and a new interest among major donors in funding the sector. That is the message emerging from a series of seminars now taking place in London looking at the constraints and opportunities facing Africa’s farmers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89933/AFRICA-Bullish-about-the-agricultural-future
ANGOLA: Cabindan separatists in exile deny end to conflict
22 July 2010 (IRIN ), Offers of peace by senior officials of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), which seemingly ended a long-standing separatist conflict in northern Angola, were made without the knowledge or consent of its president, Henrique N'Zita Tiago, and exiled leaders in France describe the olive branch as a "coup d'état".
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89930/ANGOLA-Cabindan-separatists-in-exile-deny-end-to-conflict
RIGHTS: Child witchcraft allegations on the rise
16 July 2010 (IRIN ), Accusations of child witchcraft are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa - spurred on by urbanization, poverty, conflict and fragmenting communities, creating a “multi-crisis” for already vulnerable children - says the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89858/RIGHTS-Child-witchcraft-allegations-on-the-rise
HEALTH: Most paediatric fevers not caused by malaria
6 July 2010 (IRIN ), More than half the paediatric fevers treated in public health clinics in Africa are caused by diseases other than malaria, according to a study by Oxford University and other research groups, whose authors caution against the "continued indiscriminate use of anti-malarials for all fevers across Africa."
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/89756/HEALTH-Most-paediatric-fevers-not-caused-by-malaria

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