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  1. The poverty of the DRC's gold miners
  2. Analysis: Small steps to land reform in eastern DRC
  3. Uganda begins rollout of provider-initiated HIV testing
  4. DRC considers cholera vaccination


The poverty of the DRC's gold miners
IGA-BARRIER، 29/1/2013 (IRIN) - There is no refuge from the blistering heat at this artisanal gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Any trees that might have provided shade have been consumed by the mine, which covers an area the size of five or six football fields. full report
Analysis: Small steps to land reform in eastern DRC
KINSATI، 29/1/2013 (IRIN) - Shukuru Rudahunga keeps a wary eye on the steep slope above her as she weeds her patch of sorghum in the eastern province of North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); she knows the risks are deadly. full report
Uganda begins rollout of provider-initiated HIV testing
KAMPALA، 30/1/2013 (IRIN) - All people who seek treatment in health centres in Uganda will be offered HIV testing and counselling under a new plan to increase access to HIV prevention and treatment. full report
DRC considers cholera vaccination
KINSHASA، 31/1/2013 (IRIN) - Health experts, including those from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF), are considering introducing immunization campaigns as a way of dealing with cholera in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the disease is endemic. full report