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Every 40 seconds one person dies from Suicide globally

The World Health Organization has said that every 40 seconds one person dies from suicide globally. The WHO’s latest report was released on Monday as part of activities to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. The global body however said the number of countries with “national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide.” It said “the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far too few and governments need to commit…

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Africa World 

780,000 Africans killed by air pollution yearly

Air pollution accounts for about 780,000 deaths in Africa every year, according to a modelling study by researchers at NASA. The research has been hailed as a major breakthrough given the struggle over the years to determine extent of air pollution on the continent and its effects of health of people. In the new study, researchers used satellite data and models of atmospheric chemistry and health to fill in some of the data gaps. The study found that a majority of deaths recorded in Africa is attributable to poor air…

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