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Food Security in South Africa: The Nutrition Challenge

Khayelitsha (South Africa) – An ‘Urban Food Security Summit’ convened by the Khayelitsha Development Forum (a community-based development committee), supported by the National Planning Commission and the National Department of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, was held on the 24th & 25th May. This is the first of its kind to be held in South Africa. Analysis by Sidney Luckett.

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African health research network gets cash injection

An African network on hereditary disease genomics has received a grant of US$38 million to undertake research on the genetics of infections.

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Growing obesity in Africa bad for worker productivity

CAPE TOWNObesity is no longer a problem confined to wealthy nations. In their developing counterparts in Africa, an increasing number of people can be categorised as obese. According to researchers this trend could be detrimental to countries’ already fragile economies.

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