South Africa: Fight against TB yielding positive results

Pretoria - The Gauteng provincial Government's intensified Tuberculosis (TB) management programme has seen a major improvement in the TB cure rate. According to a report...

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...

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...

USAID, Western Union Launch African Diaspora Marketplace

Washington — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Company have launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes...

Malaria hopes rise as chemists produce cheap artemisinin

The cost of the life-saving antimalarial drug artemisinin could be lowered by a third, with a new method that utilises a waste product from the current...

Public-private push against neglected diseases unveiled

A major public-private initiative to control or eliminate at least ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020 was unveiled in London yesterday (30 January) alongside a...

East African labs to adopt uniform benchmarks

A new proficiency testing scheme that requires all labs in East Africa to better their services is likely to reduce on haphazard work as...

Case study: South Africa uses nanotech against TB

South Africa is using nanotechnology to improve existing tuberculosis drugs. Munyaradzi Makoni looks at a developing country's experience. Treating tuberculosis (TB) in developing countries is...

SOUTH AFRICA: Communities debate microbicide results

JOHANNESBURG, 23 August 2010 (PlusNews) - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions...

UNIDO and AUC team up on Pharma Manufacturing Plan

The implementation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) was the focus of a workshop that ended at the headquarters of the United...

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