Africa’s hidden scourge needs an integrated approach

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 14 May 2012. Excessive tillage and poor irrigation systems exacerbate Buruli ulcer. The Benin branch of the International Institute for...

GE Healthcare Partners Ridge Regional Hospital for better health in Ghana

Today, Greater Accra Ridge Regional Hospital houses the single largest installation of GE Healthcare equipment in Ghana GE (NYSE: GE) (GE.com), the world’s Digital Industrial...

Merck Supports Schistosomiasis Education in Mozambique

Around 80% of Mozambicans suffer from the parasitic worm disease Merck (http://www.merckgroup.com), a leading company for innovative, top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and...

300 million child-friendly antimalarial treatments supplied without profit by Novartis

Coartem® Dispersible*, the first WHO prequalified(1) pediatric antimalarial treatment, has become the standard of care in over 30 malaria-endemic countries Since 2009, Novartis has supplied...

MSD’s Human Papillomavirus Vaccine available in Developing Countries in Africa through UNICEF Tender

MSD’s Human Papillomavirus Vaccine available in Developing Countries in Africa through UNICEF Tender. GARDASIL® helps prevent cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases. MSD (http://www.merck.com), known...

Invest in health systems for a balanced approach

By Irene Akua Agyepong - SciDev.Net Funding for programmes that target major diseases should be matched by investment in the health systems that underpin them,...

Smartphones used to detect parasitic worms

A smartphone, a strip of double-sided tape and a simple glass lens could have a significant impact on the diagnosis of intestinal parasites that...

World Polio Day: Fewer children than ever with polio

Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus – but we cannot rest...

UGANDA: Optimism as PEPFAR lifts funding caps

KAMPALA, 25 August 2010 (PlusNews) - More Ugandan HIV patients are set to receive life-prolonging medication after the United States President's Emergency Plan for...

World Bank to finance safety net for a million people in Niger

The World Bank’s Board approved a new credit of US$70 million to implement a comprehensive social safety net system in Niger, where an estimated...

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