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Healthy ageing is more than the absence of disease

Anne lives in Kenya’s Central Province. She is 65 years old and looks after 8 grandchildren and mother-in-law and works as a HIV peer educator. Picture: Phil Moore/Age International.

An astonishing transformation is taking place that has until now been absent from mainstream development thinking: global ageing. Its absence is even more surprising as the evidence makes clear that demographic changes are affecting developing countries the most. Currently about …

How is Ebola affecting FGM in Sierra Leone?

The UK is working with the UN, the World Health Organisation and the wider international community to combat Ebola. Picture: Save the Children

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sierra Leone is shrouded in great secrecy and mysticism. It usually takes the form of removal of the clitoris, sometimes using razor blades, penknives and even broken glass. It is at the …

On World TB Day, new clinical trials offer hope against drug-resistant TB

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DFID has been visionary in supporting a wave of clinical trials, which can help provide the tools to tackle drug-resistant TB.

In advance of World TB Day, a global clinical trial has begun to test a new regimen for tuberculosis (TB), which shows particular promise for improving treatment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The trial will be conducted at 50 sites in …