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New initiative forged to eliminate malaria in Zambia

A new partnership to support the Zambian government’s ambitious campaign to eliminate malaria by 2020 has been announced. The initiative is spearheaded by the EXASOL, a high-performance in-memory analytic database developer, and PATH, an international nonprofit organization and global leader in health and innovation. “Data analytics is often discussed as a way for business to

Hope for Africa as AU Summit launches Centre for Disease Control

The African Union Heads of State on Tuesday launched the African Centre for Disease Control in a bid to curb emerging and reemerging disease threats. According to an advisory from the African Union, the CDC will provide early warning and response surveillance systems, respond to emergencies, build capacity, and provide technical expertise to address health

Rasha Kelej Merck’s Chief Social Officer : I am proud to work for Merck

    Merck takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously, they have demonstrated a long term commitment to Africa’s social and economic development, they have engaged with communities to understand the challenges and explore solutions and develop the appropriate programs with appropriate engagement of local stakeholders and partners.   We spoke with Dr. Rasha Kelej

Funding short falls impeding war against Malaria, Malaria Report 2016 disclose

By Henry Opondo Funding shortfalls and fragile health systems are undermining war against malaria in sub Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2016 reveals. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria

SMS for Life 2.0 Nigeria launch to help improve essential medicine access

Novartis (www.Novartis.com) has announced in Kaduna State, Nigeria the launch of an innovative technology-based healthcare program called SMS for Life 2.0. The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology. SMS for Life 2.0 is a joint public-private partnership

How Women in Kitui County Cope with Aftershocks of Climate Change

By Clifford Akumu   The journey from Kitui town to Mutomo is full of surprises; If it’s not the bumpy road, it is the generosity exhibited by the inhabitants-occasionally punctuated by the ‘singing acacia trees’ that dot the 80 kilometres stretch. But what is not generous in this village of Mutalani is the vagaries of

Winners of Merck Diabetes Award across Africa, Asia announced

Merck, a leading science and technology company has Thursday announced the winners of its Merck Diabetes Award from African and Asian Universities to mark the World Diabetes Day- WDD themed ‘Eyes on Diabetes’. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program was launched in April 2016 across African and Asian universities with the

18.2 million people on antiretroviral therapy, UNAIDS

By Henry Opondo A new report by UNAIDS shows that countries are getting on the Fast-Track, with an additional one million people accessing treatment in just six months (January to June 2016). By June 2016, around 18.2 million [16.1 million–19.0 million] people had access to the life-saving medicines, including 910 000 children, double the number

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