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Merck quits Supply of Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of children in West Africa

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is ending a long-term agreement to supply a lifesaving vaccine for children in West Africa. At the same time, the company has started sending the vaccine to China, where it will likely be sold for a much higher price.

Adequate nutrition critical part of Health – Nutrition expert

When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible.   But she came back...

Rwanda closer to AIDS-free, HIV incidence rate hits Zero per cent

In 2014 in Rwanda, more than 95% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child. As a result, the country had fewer than 500 new infections among children last year, paving the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The incidence rate for HIV...

Speeding to end AIDS – Its time to Know your HIV Status!

The World Health Organization estimates that there are about 37 million people living with HIV worldwide. New HIV infections were projected to be around 2 million in 2014, with 1.2 million people dying of AIDS-related illnesses. In the Africa Region, there were an estimated 1.4 million new HIV infections in 2014. AIDS-related deaths in...

Frequently asked questions about Tramadol

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a man-made (synthetic) narcotic analgesic (pain reliever). What is Tramadol used for? Tramadol acts as a pain reliever and is prescribed to patients suffering from moderate to severe pain. How does Tramadol work as a pain reliever? Once Tramadol enters the body, it attaches to the brain’s pain receptors and ultimately blocks the sensation of pain....

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...

New free course from the World Health Organization aims at ending all forms of abuse in Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a free international course in mental health to some 50,000 Ghanaians who are interested in ending discrimination, abuse in mental health and its related services. Known as the QualityRights in Mental Health e-training, and its currently online and accessible to anyone living...

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