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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Science, comes as wealthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Some 6.9m died last year, compared with 12m in 1990, but South Asia and Africa are lagging Death rate for under-fives nearly halved in 20 years The global mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace, the United Nations said yesterday. The number of infants and children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1036127/child-mortality-halves-20-years-persists-africa-and-south-asia
  3. Business - Commodities

    Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Thousands of ex-gold miners suffering from silicosis have launched a class action suit in South Africa, in what could prove the final nail ... with litigation by thousands of their former employees. The plaintiffs- mostly black migrant labourers from nearby countries and South Africa’s far flung mountainous villages of the Eastern Cape region- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1137852/silicosis-suit-could-crush-safricas-gold-mining-sector
  4. Africa's malaria miracle growing in the wilds of Yunnan

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... A mainland firm is playing a key role in helping to wipe out the mosquito-borne disease, writes Mary Lloyd Africa, the usually forgotten continent, is again front and centre ... that preceded the summit- overshadow smaller miracles that, too, have the potential to work wonders in Africa. These often occur far from the international limelight, in unlikely places ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509214/africas-malaria-miracle-growing-wilds-yunnan
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... people each year. While the disease wreaks its heaviest toll in Africa, it’s in nations along the Mekong River where the most serious threat to treating it has emerged. The availability ... Unit. White, a leading authority on the subject, said that while there’s no confirmed evidence of resistance in Africa, there’s plenty of risk of transmission by air travellers from affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  6. Poor economy injects new life into caring sector

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a few South Asians brought up in Hong Kong and who speak Cantonese. Irene Ho Shuk-chun, who is responsible for nursing education at the authority, said that during economic downturns fewer ... one was working for doctors who had set up their own private practices. 'If the economy is good, there is a lot of wastage [switching jobs] in nursing.' The first batch of graduates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673976/poor-economy-injects-new-life-caring-sector
  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Medecins sans Frontieres seeks China's help on Africa malaria cure

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com MSF chief says Chinese scientists have long fought against the mosquito-borne disease China can help develop malaria remedy for Africa One of the world's leading medical NGOs is in talks with Chinese scientists and researchers to develop a malaria treatment suitable for Africa, as well as other places. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1022865/medecins-sans-frontieres-seeks-chinas-help-africa-malaria-cure
  8. Health sector in Africa targeted

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Chinese firms are poised to tap into the health sector in Africa after being already well established in mining, manufacturing, construction ... such challenges.' Sino-African co-operation in health has been mainly in technological and material support. China sent its first medical team to Africa in 1963 and over the years built 30 malaria treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006359/health-sector-africa-targeted
  9. China top spender in fight against Aids

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... potential of emerging economies such as China Brazil, Russia and South Africa contributing to funding the global fight. It said their rising economic strength allowed them to assume responsibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007170/china-top-spender-fight-against-aids
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Study finds people in tropics die younger

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... region". By 2050 about half the world is expected to live in the tropics, a vast area encompassing swathes of Australia, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Central and South ... and education, as well as access to water, sanitation and medical technology, were also important factors. According to the report, central and southern Africa had the worst adult mortality rates, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1086353/study-finds-people-tropics-die-younger

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