A recent suicide of a university student in South Africa has put self-harm deaths back in the headlines. We look at 5 facts about suicide in South Africa.
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Report: Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)
Kenya’s freshly elected representatives are full of plans and promises. Nairobi governor Mike Sonko pledged to improve health standards, saying mothers and newborns have a higher chance of dying in childbirth in his county than a far flung rural one.
Figure relates to medical aid membership
Only true for 10-14 year olds
Too early to say for sure
Latest estimate = 2,495 babies.