Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pharmaceutical companies deepening their strategic focus on Africa – Access to Medicine Report

The new Access to Medicine Index notes increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa that benefits people on lower incomes. However, the 2018 Index also finds important gaps in where pharmaceutical companies are registering new products on the African continent. The Access to Medicine Index...

DRC begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trial

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in the treatment of Ebola patients. The trial is the first-ever multi drug trial for an Ebola treatment. It will form part...

Yellow Fever vaccination campaign launched in Sunyani

The Ghana Health Services has launched this year’s sub-national Yellow Fever vaccination exercise in Sunyani. The exercise starts on Wednesday 28 to Tuesday December 4, 2018. About 5,747 health workers, 17,000 volunteers and 958 supervisors are standing-by to ensure that 5,364,272 people aged ten to...

First all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness gets approval for use

-The positive opinion is the result of a 10-year partnership between the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Sanofi, and African partners - Fexinidazole will support international efforts to eliminate sleeping sickness, a fatal neglected tropical disease endemic to Africa

NMC UK reviews process to employ more nurses and midwives outside EU

Nurses and midwives trained outside the EU will be allowed to apply and work in the UK immediately after qualifying, following changes by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Until September 2018, nurses and midwives from outside the EU must have worked for at least 12 months after...

“Merck Diabetes Award” winners to mark “World Diabetes Day 2018”

Merck Foundation marked the “World Diabetes Day” themed ‘The Family and Diabetes’ on 14th November 2018. Merck Foundation to provide One Year on-line Post-graduate Diploma in Diabetes Management from UK to the winners of the Merck Diabetes Award 2017.

USD 3 million Qatar fund announced for work towards elimination of NTDs

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed an agreement with World Health Organization (WHO)’s Regional Office for Africa worth 3 million USD, on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). The funding is a significant boost to ongoing efforts by the Expanded Special Project for Elimination...

The HIV epidemic will not end unless we prioritise youth mental health

Mental illness puts young people at risk of infection and makes them less likely to seek care, says King’s College London’s Melanie Abas. Over the last two decades, the world has made huge gains in the control of the HIV epidemic. But now, these gains are at risk of...

First Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader announced for emergency use

An emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus) by the US FDA today (Nov. 9th 2018). This is the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test available under EUA, but the first that uses a portable...

Health and Environment: Shaping a Better Future Together in Africa

Aiming to identify emerging environmental threats to people’s health and agree on a strategic action plan for the region, African Ministers of health and environment will meet for the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment from 6 to 9 November in Libreville, Gabon. The conference jointly organized...

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