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WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

May 2017 theguardian; The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. Third was …

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14 social entrepreneurs to improve maternal & child health in Africa

February 2017 cnbcafrica; Today, in Nairobi, Kenya, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 14 …

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New UN Health Agency Guidelines Aim to Stop Surgical Infections and Arrest Spread of ‘Superbugs’

November 2016 UNNewsCentre; Warning that millions of people die every year from preventable surgical infections, particularly in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines today on tackling hospital-acquired infections with the aim of saving lives, cutting costs and arresting the spread of ‘superbugs.’ “No one should get …

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Agreement for Pharmaceutical Development in Africa Inked

November 2016 AlgeriaTimes; An agreement for the pharmaceutical development between Algeria and several Maghreb and African countries was signed Saturday in Constantine (431 km east of Algiers), on the last day of the 1st International pharmacy, parapharmacy, health and well-being show (SAIDALYA). This cooperation agreement signed between the pharmaceutical operators …

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Regional Health Forum Participants Call for New Measures to Reduce Harmful Non-Communicable Diseases Across Africa and the Middle East

October 2016 amediaagency; Scientists, healthcare providers, policymakers and private sector companies met in Dubai for the first ever Middle East and Africa (MEA) Health Forum on ‘Harm Reduction for Healthier Societies’. With a focus on obesity and tobacco, participants at the inaugural forum considered some of the major developments and transformative innovations being adopted …

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