USAID Administrator Gayle Smith Statement on World Malaria Day

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith released the following statement in honor of World Malaria Day: "On World Malaria Day, USAID...

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...

Nanotech offers more for health than nanodrugs

Nanotech in hygiene, fake drug detection and remote diagnosis will do more for health than nanodrugs, says Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb. All countries should be planning for...

Kenya: Badili Girls Centre Transforms Women’s lives

Started by Pastor Annie Nginya, the Executive Director in March 2010, Badili Centre seeks to address the plight of single parents, particularly women. The...

Philips launches “Fabric of Africa” a campaign

Philips launches “Fabric of Africa” a campaign focused on raising awareness around non-communicable diseases (NCDs), maternal and child health and strengthening of healthcare systems Philips...

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...

Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

By Vijay Shankar - SciDev.Net A device that can magnify tuberculosis bacteria without using a conventional glass lens could soon replace expensive lens-based microscopes in...

WHO AFRO to host the inaugural Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

The Africa Health Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 and 28 June 2017 For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa...

African e-health ‘moving in wrong direction’

Importing or copying the latest 'e-health' technology from developed countries may not be the best way forward for health services in Africa, a conference...

SA to produce more doctors

Johannesburg - Government is looking at increasing the number of doctors produced by the country to ensure the success of the National Health Insurance...

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