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African Health Ministers Meets in Brazzaville

African health ministers are meeting today in Brazzaville to endorse regional policies and strategies to improve people’s health in Africa. The Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa will take place in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, from 19 to 23 August 2019. The Regional Committee,...

New drug for hard-to-treat Tuberculosis approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new Tuberculosis medicine called Pretomanid for the treatment of hard-to-treat tuberculosis which affects the lungs. The Pretomanid tablets is to be used in combination with two other existing medicine; bedaquiline and linezolid. Hard-to-treat infections referred...

Winnie Byanyima appointed as New UNAIDS Global Director

UNAIDS has appointed Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima who has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement was before her appointment, the Executive Director of Oxfam International. She will replace Michel Sidibe, who left in May following allegations he...

CDD Ghana to hold Roundtable discussion on use of social media for clinical trials in Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development Ghana is set to hold a roundtable discussion to examine the utilization of digital and social media tools in clinical trials education in Ghana on Wednesday. Clinical trials are voluntary human research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety and effectiveness of...

New Report on Global Tobacco Epidermic shows progress

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures - four times more people than a decade ago. But a new WHO report shows many countries are still...