EAST AFRICAN NEWS

UGANDA: Govt to Stop Oral Polio Vaccine

July 2016 theObserver; The oral polio vaccine, OPV, will be off the shelves in three years’ time, government has said, because it has side effects. Government will switch to the safer injectable polio vaccine (IPV). “By 2020, we will stop giving out OPV to children because it has side effects …

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TANZANIA: TCRA Directed to Act On Ads By Herbalists

July 2016 DailyNews; As herbalists continue defying orders against airing promotional adverts in the mainstream media, the government has written to the police and communications industry regulator to take appropriate action, the ‘Daily News’ has been informed. The Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 2002 prohibits practitioners in the field …

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ETHIOPIA: Ministry Set to Expand Hypertension Treatment

July 2016 TheEthiopianHerald; “We believe addressing the burden of hypertension through enhanced diagnostics, treatment and training, will enable us achieve the goals set in NCD strategy.” The Ministry of Health said that it has been making preparations to strengthen Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) treatment service at 48 sites in seven …

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African Leaders Commit to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

July 2016 Newtimes; African leaders on Sunday endorsed a new roadmap that will see Malaria eliminated from across the continent by 2030. The roadmap dubbed Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030, was adopted during a meeting held on the sidelines of the African Union …

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Africa’s Progress in the Fight Against HIV/Aids

July 2016 DW; Which strategies are most effective in the battle against HIV/AIDS? DW looks at how four African countries are responding to the challenge. Ethiopia: Free medicines Ethiopia is regarded as a model in the fight against the virus HIV and the disease AIDS. Between 2001 and 2011, the …

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