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New initiatives to fight Schistosomiasis

A leading science and technology company,Merck,  has announced that it is intensifying the Research & Development efforts for developing and providing access to transformative and sustainable health solutions to fight schistosomiasis. Through its Global Health Institute, Merck has established a portfolio of innovative and collaborative projects for new or adapted treatments, sensitive schistosomiasis diagnostics, technologies

2.2 billion people suffer vision impairment

At least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and far-sightedness, glaucoma and

Africa experiencing rise in Antimicrobial resistance 

 An international team of researchers led by ETH has shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in Africa. They produced the first global of resistance rates and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed.  The world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth in low- and middle-income countries. An increasing number of people in India,

Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising

An international team of researchers led by ETH has shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed. The world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth in low- and middle-income countries. An increasing number

Malaria-free world is achievable, says RBM Partnership

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria Monday termed the latest research from The Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication – Malaria Eradication within a generation as ambitious, achievable, and necessary. Authored by 41 of the world’s leading experts, the new academic report shows that eradication is possible and could be achieved within a generation, and proposes

Kenya: Ministry concerned with rising drowning cases

By Gitonga Njeru in Thika, Kenya   The Ministry of Health in Kenya has announced that it will set up a task force responsible to reduce deaths associated with drowning, especially with cases involving young children under the age of ten. Health Cabinet Secretary, Cecily Kariuki confirmed that most of the deaths involve children under

Roche expands its Global Access Programme

Roche announced on Tuesday that the Global Access Program is expanding beyond HIV, to include Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for low- and middle-income country programs where the disease burden is the highest. The expansion of the Global Access Program highlights Roche’s commitment to improve access

WHO lauds Rwanda’s Ebola preparedness efforts

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date. “Rwanda has been proactive and engaged in Ebola preparedness at all levels since the outbreak was declared almost one year ago in neighbouring Democratic Republic

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