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World Health Organization (WHO) in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a total population of almost 16 million people, with an average of life expectancy at birth of 49 for male and 56 for female, a high rate of children deaths and a large burden of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis among others. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

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Night-Time Images Help Track Disease From The Sky

Normally used to spot where people live, satellite images of night-time lights can help keep tabs on the diseases festering among them, too, according to new research.

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Wed, 14/12/2011 - 14:58

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Google helps track Nepal typhoid

KATHMANDU — Scientists announced on Monday they had combined cutting-edge gene sequencing technology with Google Earth to accurately map the spread of typhoid in Kathmandu for the first time.

The Nepalese capital was described in a 2008 study as "a typhoid fever capital of the world", with thousands of cases a year reported, but outbreaks have been hard to chart in a city where streets are rarely given names.

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Tue, 18/10/2011 - 12:09

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