Written by Kevin Wafula
The Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP), funded by the UK government, is using mobile technology to support the elimination of the blinding disease trachoma by mapping its global prevalence. As the project reaches its second anniversary its initial scope of work has nearly been completed, with 94 per cent of the identified districts surveyed nine months ahead of schedule and under budget.
Written by Cheki Abuje
Written by Adeleke Mainasara
New cases and deaths attributable to Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Between 8 – 12 July, 2014, 85 new cases of EVD, including 68 new deaths, were reported from the three countries as follows: Guinea, 6 new cases and 3 deaths; Liberia, 30 new cases with 13 deaths; and Sierra Leone 49 new cases and 52 deaths.
Written by Raymond Gichuki
In a bid to reduce the glaring rates of child and maternal deaths annually estimated at 6.6 million and 260,000 respectively, Sub Saharan-African states are set to launch a mobile phone text messaging service to educate masses on better health care and nutrition.
Written by Eric Akasa
Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning.
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