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WHO Urges Disclosure of Bad Results From Drug Trials

April 2014 SciDevNet; The World Health Organization has called for the disclosure of all results from the clinical trials of new medicines, regardless of their success, to increase transparency in the drug innovation process. The move follows the publication of several scientific studies showing that the results of many clinical …

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RWANDA: Inspections of Private Health Facilities Long Overdue

April 2014 TheNewTimes; The Ministry of Health, on Monday, announced it will start conducting periodic inspection of private health facilities to enhance healthcare service delivery. According to ministry officials, quarterly inspections will be carried out in private facilities, focusing mainly on areas like clinical services, information management systems, staff welfare …

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Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition

April 2014 HSPSNews;  A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world’s poorest children. The study, from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the University …

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RWANDA:Rwanda 20 years on: investing in life

April 2014 TheLancet; Introduction- In 1994, the genocide against the Tutsis led to the deaths of 1 million people in Rwanda (nearly 20% of the population at the time), as well as the displacement of millions more. During the 100 days after Easter, 1994, a bitter post-colonial divide linked to …

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Health research re-orients to the post-2015 agenda

April SciDevNet; No one yet knows exactly what the next generation of development goals will look like, but one thing is clear: health no longer enjoys the limelight thrown on it by the millennium development goals (MDGs). Instead, it looks set to be one of several areas of focus. By …

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