EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Global Fund Welcomes U.S. Leadership in Global Health

September 2016 theglobalfund; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomed an announcement by the United States Government to contribute up to US$4.3 billion to the Global Fund, a demonstration of outstanding commitment to global health. The announcement, made today in Washington D.C., comes shortly before a Global …

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HIV Prevention Drugs Could Halve New Cases

August 2016 SciDevNet; People at high risk of contracting a HIV infection could be protected by taking anti-retroviral medicines (ARV) regularly, a conference in Durban, South Africa, has heard. The studies were presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference in South Africa last month (18-22 July). The so-called ASPIRE trial, …

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Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion

August 2016 WallStreet; Pfizer Inc. said Monday that it had agreed to buy biotech Medivation Inc. for about $14 billion, in a move that adds one of the crown jewels of the multibillion-dollar market for cancer drugs to Pfizer’s portfolio. The agreement ends months of bidding for San Francisco’s Medivation, …

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TANZANIA: Cardiologists Warn On Heart Disease

August 2016 TheCitizen; Specialists from the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) Thursday have warned that people aged 45 and above in Tanzania face a high risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), which can cause sudden death. The condition occurs when the inner walls of blood vessels are hardened and …

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UN Health Agency Takes Steps to Help Improve Data On Stillbirths, Maternal and Neonatal Deaths

August 2016 UNnews; Most stillbirths and neonatal deaths are preventable with quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) stressed today as it launched three new publications to help countries address and strengthen their classification, review, and investigation processes on these deaths, which are …

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UN Health Agency Names Michael Bloomberg Global Ambassador On Noncommunicable Diseases

August 2016 UNnews; The World Health Organization (WHO) today named Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and philanthropist, as its Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). These diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, and injuries are responsible for 43 million deaths each year …

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