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Women queue outside of a Malawian health facility for healthcare for their children. Moving rape crisis centres out of central hospitals in Malawi and into clinics closer to communities might increase the number of people who use them

Comment: Mother and child health must improve

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Increasing access to health services will prevent many mothers and newborn babies from dying.
There is evidence to suggest that TB itself is a risk factor for developing diabetes.

Comment: Do we take state help for granted?

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SA’s disability allowance eases the financial and emotional burden of people with tuberculosis.
Surviving the process of childbirth is still a battle for many women in Africa.

Birth, a measure of progress

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Reducing maternal and newborn mortality has to be a priority if Africa is to reach its potential.

NHI: History repeats itself

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Universal healthcare schemes traditionally have been met with fierce opposition.