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Education Above All, Gavi join forces to deliver progress on Sustainable Development Goals

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have today announced a new partnership to improve children’s health through community outreach and advocacy for immunisation in countries in Africa and Asia. “Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of health challenges and shaping the attitudes and behaviours that can make a difference,

Chinese Functional Cure against HIV/AIDS in Africa?

By Correspondent With preparations underway to celebrate the AIDS Day on December 1, a popular herbal concoction developed by a Chinese researcher has been hailed as proper and real solution to HIV/Aids and related complications such as tuberculosis. Tian Immunity Booster (TIB), invented by Professor Tian Shengxun eight year ago, is already delivering new approach to effective and

Cancer: Africa taking the bull by the horn

By Henry Opondo Reports from the many African representatives at the ongoing World Cancer Congress in Paris show a continent just waking up to the cancer challenge. From Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania in Eastern Africa to Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in Southern Africa to Sierra Leone in West Africa, the picture painted at the

Cancer: Innovations have failed to lower costs

By Henry Opondo Corruption and poor quality unregulated care are denying people to reap from the benefits of numerous innovations in cancer medicine, Prof Richard Sullivan, Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and Affliate staff at the Kings College, UK said at the ongoing World Cancer Congress. Speaking at a heated plenary session at

Nigeria, South Africa immensely contribute to global TB disease burden

By Henry Opondo Nigeria and South Africa in combination with Asian countries of Indonesia, China and Pakistan contributed to 60% of all tuberculosis disease burden in 2015, a new WHO report on TB reveals. According to the report, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide and that the burden is higher than

US$ 10 M new commitment to fight cervical cancer in developing world

By Henry Opondo As the world marks the fourth International Day of the Girl Child, Girl Effect and Gavi Tuesday announced a ground-breaking partnership to protect girls from contracting cervical cancer in developing countries. The number of deaths from cervical cancer is on the rise and, without intervention, it is set to overtake maternal mortality

Taking the steps needed for a TB-free future

By Dr Jackson Kioko Mabel* is a 52-year-old grandmother and farmer from one of Kenya’s coastal counties and lives with her daughter and several grandchildren. She took care of her husband when he had tuberculosis (TB) about ten years ago and is currently caring for one of her grandchildren who is ill with TB at

Child-Friendly Tuberculosis Medicines Now Available in Kenya

By Eric Akasa The Kenya Ministry of Health together with TB Alliance and other partners Tuesday announced the launch of appropriately dosed, child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines, making Kenya the first country in the world to roll out these products nationally. The improved medicines are easier for caregivers to give and for children to take, and