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South African study finds no difference in HIV risk among implant users

A pivotal clinical trial to address a long-standing question about the relationship between hormonal contraceptive use and the risk of HIV acquisition has found no substantial difference in HIV risk among 7,829 African women who were randomly assigned to use one of three highly effective methods of contraception. Designed to provide high-quality evidence to help

Resurgent measles outbreaks: Partners call for renewed efforts to vaccinate all children

The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children – no matter where they live – receive life-saving vaccines. Countries in the African Region have also experienced a resurgence of measles, including outbreaks reported in at least 9 countries (Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea,

NCDs Debilitating Africans over 60, Global AgeWatch Insights reveals

By Adlyne Wangusi Africans are more likely to live with disabilities caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their later years than any other health problem, a new joint report by the HelpAge International and AARP reveals. According to Global AgeWatch Insights, studies from around the world show that NCDs, like Cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (like

Arthritis: JKUAT Don’s plant medicinal properties discovery honoured

By PATRICK AMUNAVI A Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) researcher has received honour from the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) for her scientific research and invention efforts that offer hope to patients with arthritis. KIPI feted Dr. Christine Ong’ayo Wangia, a senior lecturer who teaches in the School of Pharmacy, Department of

WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

  The World Health Organization has scaled up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states.  and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. In a statement released to the press Tuesday, the WHO said nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of

The African Global Health Leaders Fellowship launched to support the future of health in Africa

The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) announced Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland the establishment of the 2018-2019 African Global Health Leaders Fellowship. The fellowship supports the development of the next generation of public health leaders

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