Saturday, May 25, 2019

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...

Ghana launches 2018 World AIDS Day

The 2018 World AIDS Day has been launched in Accra with a call on the citizens to know their HIV status and be able to make informed choices that will help Ghana achieve the 90-90-90 target.Attaining the 90-90-90 target will also ensure that the country achieved the ultimate goal of ending AIDS...

2 Sanford World Clinics receive level 4 SafeCare certification for quality healthcare

Sanford World Clinics, a leading provider of rural healthcare services, has achieved a level 4 progress in the 5 step quality assessment program by SafeCare, through PharmAcces International Ghana, for two of its facilities in Kasoa and Cape Coast. SafeCare, an internationally (ISQua) accredited standard, has introduced standards to...

DRC launches major vaccination drive

A quarter of a million more children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to be protected against some of the world’s deadliest diseases following the launch of a major new boost to the country’s routine immunisation programme. The Emergency Plan for the Revitalisation of Routine Immunisation...

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