Anti-mosquito drives stumble at final ten per cent

Eliminating malaria by controlling mosquitoes may prove impossible unless control programmes consider that mosquitoes reproduce faster as their numbers dwindle, says a study. Insecticide-treated nets...

On World Sight Day, MSD and Partners Mark 25 Years of Successful Collaboration To...

Partnership efforts result in interruption of disease transmission in nine regions within five countries in Africa •    World Health Organization commends the MECTIZAN® Donation Program on...

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,...

MSD Opens Office in Nigeria

Commitment to Improve Access to Medicines. Launch of HIV Drug ATRIPLA® Announced   MSD (http://www.merck.com), one of the world’s healthcare leaders, a subsidiary of Merck &...

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...

Micronutrient supplementation ‘may increase malaria risk’

A WHO recommendation to supply all iron-deficient children with micronutrient supplements has been called into question by a study that has found this...

Somali Journalists Congratulate the election of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) congratulates the newly elected president Somalia, his excellency Prof. Hassan Sheik Mohamoud on his election as the...

Janssen Creates new Division to Launch TMC435 and Help Conquer Hepatitis C in EMEA

Today sees the launch of Janssen Therapeutics EMEA, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, dedicated to bringing the investigational protease inhibitor TMC435 to hepatitis...

North Africa: Researchers strike gold with nanoparticle virus test

An Egyptian research team has won a prize for developing a hepatitis C test using gold nanoparticles. The test could become a cheap and rapid...

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...

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