Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.
A Harare rehabilitation unit offers impaired youngsters free therapy and supports parents too.
Blind football represents hope and belonging for Egypt's one million visually impaired.
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A pill dispenser with an electronic cap monitors daily adherence to a regimen that may curb HIV among sex workers – and in broader society.
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Clinics dedicated to young people are ideal but the poor nation struggles to provide at least a basic service for those who can't access them.
If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.
Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
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Desperate to reach Europe, migrants from Africa are travelling to Egypt to sell body parts to pay for their passage.
Ethiopia's rural health extension workers have helped halve the country's child death rate.
When a parent is diagnosed with a mental illness, the chances of emotional support are decreased and the risk of family discord is high.
Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.