Tag Archives: WHO

‘Finish the Fight Against Ebola,’ MSF Head Urges

‘Finish the Fight Against Ebola,’ MSF Head Urges

  Paris, France – All the ingredients for the west African Ebola outbreak are still there one year after a public health emergency was declared, the head of medical charity Doctors ...

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Novartis Malaria Treatment Coartem® 80/480mg Receives WHO Prequalification

Novartis Malaria Treatment Coartem® 80/480mg Receives WHO Prequalification

  BALE, Switzerland – Novartis antimalarial medicine Coartem® 80/480mg today received World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification, making it the first and only high strength (80/480mg) Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) antimalarial treatment available for ...

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Breakthrough In Quest for Ebola Vaccine

Breakthrough In Quest for Ebola Vaccine

  Paris, France – An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African ...

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Ebola Cases Fall to Year Low but WHO Warns of Trouble Ahead

Ebola Cases Fall to Year Low but WHO Warns of Trouble Ahead

  Geneva, Switzerland – The World Health Organization hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the west African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant ...

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Iron-Fortified Rice is Best for School Children

Iron-Fortified Rice is Best for School Children

  The dietary component of the 7th National Nutrition Survey (NNS) by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) affirmed that rice is ...

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Merck Partners with University of Nairobi and Kenya Women Parliamentary Association to Address Stigmatization of Infertile Women in Africa

Merck Partners with University of Nairobi and Kenya Women Parliamentary Association to Address Stigmatization of Infertile Women in Africa

  NAIROBI, Kenya, – Merck in collaboration with Kenya Women Parliamentary Association and University of Nairobi has successfully kicked off “More than a Mother” Campaign as part of Merck Fertility Capacity Advancement ...

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Testing for Malaria Reduces Over Prescription by Over 70%

Testing for Malaria Reduces Over Prescription by Over 70%

  LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 22, 2015/ — Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced over diagnosis of malaria, improving the use ...

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Turkmenistan The World’s Most Non-Smoking Country: WHO

Turkmenistan The World’s Most Non-Smoking Country: WHO

  Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Health-obsessed former Soviet Turkmenistan is the country with the world’s lowest proportion of smokers, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan said during a visit to the isolated ...

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Ebola Survivor Likely Source of New Liberian Outbreak: WHO

Ebola Survivor Likely Source of New Liberian Outbreak: WHO

  Monrovia, Liberia – A resurgence of Ebola in Liberia is likely to have originated in a survivor still carrying the virus, scientists said Wednesday as the country announced a second ...

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