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TB Alliance and Partners Announce Worlds First Availability of Appropriate, Child-friendly TB Medicines in Correct Doses

December TBAlliance;TB Alliance and its partners announced today the availability of child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines in the correct doses. The improved treatments are the first to meet the dosage guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010. They are dispersible and palatable, simple to administer and affordable. The …

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WHO Reveals Scale of Foodborne Disease

December 2015 SciDevNet; Africa and Asia have the highest health burden from foodborne diseases of any region, according to the WHO’s first ever estimates of the global impact of such diseases. Eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins and chemicals kills around 420,000 people a year around the world, …

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ZIMBABWE: Kidney Transplants – Great Leap Forward

December 2015 TheHerald; News that Zimbabwe is set to resume kidney transplants following a 27-year hiatus is a welcome development. We reported yesterday that Chitungwiza Central Hospital will, starting from early next year, run the project marking a major milestone for the country’s health sector. Patients need kidney transplants because …

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Open data underpins equality

November 2015 SciDevNet; Open data is entering a phase of consolidation and creation of services and policies for development, meaning it is increasingly being put to use to help people, a UK conference has heard. Conference participants agreed that open data is becoming more useful to policymakers after an initial …

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BOTSWANA: Govt Strives for Quality Health Service

November 2015 DailyNews; President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama says the government continues to strive to ensure that high quality health services are accessible and affordable for all in a sustainable manner. Speaking during the State-of -the-Nation Address on Monday, he said the health services were undergoing a transformation …

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Five Surprising Facts about Childhood Pneumonia

November 2015 UNICEFconnect; Here a few surprising facts for World Pneumonia Day (November 12). Pneumonia is still the single largest cause of death in children under five, responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths. Last year alone, almost 1 million children under five died from pneumonia. The impact of …

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