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Plague kills 40 in Madagascar

REUTERS An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on ...

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From Vietnamese to deshi

Have you read this week’s Star Lifestyle? On the culinary side, our issue this week is very diversified indeed. Read our review on one of the flagship restaurants of Dhaka — a must-visit for anyone in love with Bangladeshi cuisine ...

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TIB: Health sector sickened with bribery and corruption

Bribes of up to Tk10 lakh change hands during the recruitment, transfer and promotion of personnel in the health sector, according to the latest Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report. The anti-corruption NGO said the bribes were taken by health department ...

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Malaria patients fall by 70%

Bangladesh has witnessed a 70% reduction in the number of malaria patients in the past five years, claimed Health Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday. In 2008, the number of malaria patients was 83,000 but it now has come down to 26,000. ...

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MSF treats 1,700 malaria patients

MSF has already stopped their mission in Alikadam upazila and is preparing to stop work at Thanchi soon The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated around 1,700 malaria patients in the hill district Bandarban during an emergency ...

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TIB: Health sector sickened with bribery and corruption

Bribes of up to Tk10 lakh change hands during the recruitment, transfer and promotion of personnel in the health sector, according to the latest Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report. The anti-corruption NGO said the bribes were taken by health department ...

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