In Africa, issues of vaccine supply, financing, and sustainability require urgent attention if the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved, according to African experts writing in this week's PLOS Medicine.
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A new study involving a McMaster researcher calls for an aggressive "test and treat" approach to HIV-positive individuals in Africa. The study measures the importance of different routes of transmission in 18 African countries ...
HIV & AIDS Feb 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Determined to bring relief to seizure victims, a Michigan State University research team this month begins a groundbreaking clinical drug trial that could help prevent a quarter-million African children from developing epilepsy ...
Medications Feb 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Chad's government on Tuesday said a team of international experts have not been able to find any links between the hospitalisation of 38 children and their recent vaccinations against meningitis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
India's rural development minister said Friday the country's public health system had "collapsed" in a blunt assessment of his government's failure to extend a social safety net for the poor.
Health Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Getting high-quality anti-malarial drugs to people in places like Zanzibar and Mozambique is a tricky business.
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An unprecedented crackdown in 16 African countries netted 82 million doses of illegal or counterfeit drugs, including antibiotics, contraceptives and malaria treatments, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) said on Thursday.
Medications Oct 25, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study reported in this week's PLOS Medicine reports findings from a study carried out in four African countries by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer and colleagues on approaches towards expanding testing and counselling for HI ...
HIV & AIDS Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When regulatory systems for medical products in low-and middle-income countries work, people live but when such systems fail, people die, according to experts from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) writing in this ...
Health Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A huge vaccination campaign to protect 50 million people against meningitis has been launched in seven African countries aiming to stamp out the deadly virus, health officials said Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed. At the same time, resistance monitoring ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The most cost-effective treatment for cryptococcal meningitis (a serious infection of the brain membranes, usually in people with AIDS or other immune system deficiencies) is different to that currently recommended by the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
While the Western press often targets religious groups for their roles in handling the African AIDS crisis, these groups tend to play positive—and critical—roles in fighting the epidemic, according to sociologists.
HIV & AIDS Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cancer kills more than seven million people a year throughout the world. This is more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and African countries, which carry a large part of the burden, are the least able of ...
Cancer Sep 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The fact that the global death toll from malaria has dropped by 25 percent over the last ten years would suggest that efforts to control the malaria mosquito are succeeding. But control methods are still largely based on ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0