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World Cancer Day 2018 will be on Sunday, 4 February

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC),  the largest international cancer-fighting organisation has announed Sunday Februeary 4, 2018 as the World Cancer Day and declared the theme of the event as “We can. I can. The World Cancer Day is the single global initiative that unites and rallies the world’s voices to raise awareness of

Nigeria suffers 1M preventable stillbirths and infant deaths annually due to Group B Streptococcus infection

Close to 1 million children in Nigeria die due to Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria infections,  new findings of a new research supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, and launched at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting in Baltimore.   Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical

Nurses’ union says CoG and Health CS frustrating signing of CBA

By Clifford Akumu Kenyan Nurses have revealed Friday that the Council of Governors and Health Cabinet Secretary are to blame for the ongoing nurses’ strike that has now entered its 135th day, one of the longest industrial action the country has ever witnessed. Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-General Seth Panyako said that the CoG led

Some 100 nations provide little or no relief for patients in serious pain

  Millions of people who suffer serious physical or psychological suffering and need palliative care and pain relief do not get it, a Lancet study reveals. In the most comprehensive global analysis of palliative care ever conducted, The Lancet Commission of 35 experts shows that out of the 172 countries studied, 25 nations had almost

Toilets for $10 or Less are Accelerating Progress Towards A Major World Goal: Sanitation for All

The Water Innovation Engine, a pioneering partnership led by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to stimulate bold new ideas and approaches in the water sector has launched the global “Urban Sanitation Challenge” with the announcement of a multi-million-dollar investment in five projects in Africa, Asia and South America. The financial

Sierra Leone to begin cholera vaccination drive in disaster-affected areas

Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced on Tuesday. The vaccines will be received from the Gavi-funded global stockpile and will target areas particularly affected by August’s floods and deadly landslide, which resulted in over 500

Novartis, Medicines for Malaria Venture launch a novel compound against multidrug-resistant malaria

Ahead of the World Malaria Day, Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have launched a patient trial for KAF156, a next-generation antimalarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite. The trial will test the efficacy of KAF156 in combination with a new, improved formulation of the existing antimalarial lumefantrine.

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