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1. HEALTH: Beating measles - one more push?
2. ZIMBABWE: Dying rivers dry up livelihoods
3. MALAWI: Without land reform, small farmers become "trespassers"
4. SWAZILAND: Nurses demand protection from TB infection

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HEALTH: Beating measles - one more push?



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LONDON, 24 April 2012 (IRIN) - Vaccines against measles have been
around for decades and are highly effective, yet the campaign against
the disease in recent years has had a bumpy ride.
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ZIMBABWE: Dying rivers dry up livelihoods



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MUREWA, 25 April 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of poor Zimbabweans have
turned to illegal panning for precious minerals, but environmental and
water experts say their activities are contributing to the drying up of
rivers which many communities rely on for their livelihoods.
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MALAWI: Without land reform, small farmers become "trespassers"



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BANGULA, 26 April 2012 (IRIN) - Dorothy Dyton, her husband and seven
children used to make a living farming just over a hectare near the
town of Bangula in southern Malawi's Chikhwawa District.
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SWAZILAND: Nurses demand protection from TB infection



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MBABANE, 26 April 2012 (PlusNews) - Hospitals are not protecting their
workers from tuberculosis (TB) infection, say nurses in Swaziland, who
recently staged a rare public demonstration to draw attention to how
vulnerable they are to this highly infectious disease.
Read report online

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