LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Malawi
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Drones vs mosquitoes: Fighting malaria in Malawi
In the middle of a muddy field next to a reservoir in north-western Malawi, a team of scientists are hard at work. Boxes of equipment lie scattered around a patch of dry ground, where a scientist programmes an automated drone flight into a laptop...
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Mozambique
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Mobile counselling: “Like talking to my friend”
Young people in Mozambique face a number of challenges: The country has some of the highest prevalence rates of HIV in the world, violence affects around 1 in 4 children aged 15–19 and early marriage and teen pregnancy rates are extremely high...
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Madagascar
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UNICEF responds to worst plague outbreak in 50 years
Two-year old Stelvia Raharimahefa was diagnosed with bubonic plague on 14 October. Warning signs were raised when her parents Lalao and Stevin, who had seen posters explaining the signs of plague, saw a ganglion cyst on their daughter’s neck and...
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South Sudan
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Transforming home and school life through wash
Christine, a demure and slight woman, is keen to tell us about the latrine she has constructed, if only because she is still in need of a final element that will complete her project, the concrete slab that seals the latrine and makes it safe.
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