WORLD NEWS

Cancer Soars in Global South

December 2015 SciDevNet; Cancer rates are skyrocketing in parts of the developing world as Southern nations battle to keep infections under control, according to a study published yesterday. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, looked at global cancer incidence and mortality rates up until 2012. A team …

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Brain imaging tool seeks signs of infant malnutrition

December 2015 SciDevNet;  An estimated 161 million children around the world are chronically malnourished, or stunted. Lack of food and nutrients severely harm children’s development. This can be obvious, such as when children are much shorter than they should be for their age. But it can also affect hidden parts …

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Largest HIV Self-Testing Project Launches in Africa

December 2015 Keycorrespondents; What do you do if you are worried about your HIV status, but you cannot access a testing service? For people living in rural or semi-urban areas in Africa, this can often be the case. Sex workers, and men who have sex with men are particularly likely …

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Merck to Launch HIV Monitoring System for Africa

December 2015 cio; According to the company, regulatory approval has been granted in Nigeria, Cote d’lvoire, Cameroon and Angola, and is pending in South Africa.  “As a life science leader, we aim to deliver the most innovative, highest quality products and services to help our customers improve human health and …

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Private Sector Strongly Supports the Global Fund

December 2015 theglobalfund; Private sector organizations, charities and foundations made record-breaking commitments to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through an early announcement of pledges amounting to US$37 million ahead of the Global Fund Fifth Replenishment to be held in 2016. (RED), the initiative started by …

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SOUTH AFRICA: NHI to Redeem SA Health System

December 2015 SANews; Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the effective implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is key to improving service delivery in the health sector in South Africa. The Minister briefed media in Pretoria on Friday after Cabinet approved the White Paper on the NHI for South Africa …

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