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...

India, South Africa to team up on HIV vaccine research

India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries. The project...

ECOWAS council to meet in Abidijan on allocation of statutory positions

The ECOWAS Council of Ministers will meet in Abidjan from 18th May 2012 on the allocation of nine statutory positions in the ECOWAS Commission...

Keeping Egypt Polio-Free

“This year marks the 10th anniversary since Egypt was declared free of polio,” said Dr. Anne Patterson, Deputy Mission Director for USAID in Egypt,...

African nations call for ICTs to tackle disease

African health ministers have called for the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to help with attempts to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such...

Red Cross mobilizes teams to respond to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

With a confirmed outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has...

US should fund more late-stage health R&D, says report

The United States should encourage more public-private partnerships and increase its late-stage research funding, to improve the translation of research into products to fight neglected...

Remarks at UNAIDS

Well, thank you very much. Thank you for a generous introduction. Mr. Deputy Secretary General, thank you for your leadership and thank you for...

USAID Expands Life-Saving Malaria Prevention Program in Africa

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program. IRS is the...

Swaziland: MSF rolls out innovative medical approach to prevent mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission

Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their children is an essential step in curbing the disease’s epidemic in Swaziland. Since February 2013, an...

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