Africa: We must work together to counter fake drugs

Health and law enforcement organisations must work together to stop the spread of counterfeit medicines, says Aline Plançon. Counterfeit medical products have long been a...

NGOs call for international regulation of synthetic biology

More than 100 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called for greater international oversight of the emerging science of synthetic biology – including a moratorium on...

WHO calls for global action on malaria resistance

The WHO has launched a worldwide 'call to action' to governments, agencies, researchers and non-governmental organisations over the malaria parasite's growing resistance to the...

AFRICA: New meningitis vaccine a “revolution”

DAKAR, 14 October 2010 (IRIN) - The emergence of a new meningitis vaccine, rather than a large-scale outbreak of the disease, has prompted the...

Research needed to tackle neglected disease uncertainties

Progress towards tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) will need research to assess uncertainties in how close the scientific community has come to controlling or eradicating them,...

South African scientists win first Obasanjo science prize

Two South African researchers have been awarded the inaugural Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for scientific discovery and technological innovation, for their work on HIV/AIDS and herpes...

Ghana: Pharmacists root for Bioequivalence Centre to promote drug manufacturing

Accra, Jan. 7, GNA – The newly inducted President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), on Friday attracted a standing ovation when he...

Uganda: Worm treatment during pregnancy raises moral dilemma

Treating infectious diseases in developing countries might lead to an increase in allergies, according to scientists in Uganda, raising moral issues about the treatment. A...

Merck Praziquantel Donation Program to Treat Schistosomiasis Starts in Sudan

•          Donation of six million tablets through the World Health Organization •          Around 15% of the Sudan’s population suffers from schistosomiasis Representatives of the German pharmaceutical,...

Biomed Analysis: Tackling drug-resistant malaria

Emerging resistance to artemisinin means efforts to track genetic markers and regulate the drug's use must step up, says Priya Shetty. When parasites resistant to the...

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