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Conditions like HIV, TB, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increase the risk of pulmonary hypertension. Shutterstock

Pulmonary hypertension: why creating awareness is key in Africa

Delayed or late pulmonary hypertension diagnosis is sadly fatal because even specialised treatments will be ineffective at such a progressed stage of the disease.
Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.

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