22 March 2012

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Big tobacco sues Australian government over cigarette packaging

The world is watching the stand-off between the Australian government and big tobacco over plain packaging with great interest. Late last year the Australian government passed a new law that will remove all branding from tobacco-product packaging, but big tobacco don'€™t want to budge and is now taking the Australian government to court over the new law.
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It’€™s Time to Deliver for Girls and Women

A few weeks ago, on 8 March, the world celebrated International Women'€™s Day, which serves as a clarion call to honor girls'€™ and women'€™s contributions to their families, communities and nations. As our global population swells to over 7 billion, we must heed this call by working to ensure that every girl and woman lives a long, healthy and happy life. By Dr. Jotham Musinguzi.
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TB: Miners hardest hit

Musa Ernest Nkoko is a 52-year old ex-miner with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis. He lives in KaShoba in the Lubombo region of Swaziland with his wife and five children aged between 9 and 27 years. Co-infected with HIV, Nkoko says he has been on treatment for MDR-TB for the last four years. The disease has diminished Nkoko'€™s lung capacity and rendered him too weak to do any work, and he and his family relies on his wife'€™s income as a part time cleaner.
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