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...

Nyaho Medical Center holds third annual health bazaar [Photos]

The third edition of the Nyaho Health Bazaar came off this Saturday at Nyaho Medical Centre inside Airport Residential, Accra. The full day fun packed event served as a blood donation drive to support the National Blood Service, Ghana. Over 40 exhibitors who participated in the bazaar gave discounts on items and services patronized by...

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...