Tag Archives: health

TANZANIA: Shortages of Pharmacists Threatens Health Sector

October 2016 DailyNews; The government should open up more training facilities to produce pharmacists because at the moment Tanzania faces acute shortage of these important medical professionals in the country. That was among the suggestions raised during the scientific symposium for pharmacists which went in sync with the annual general …

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ALGERIA: New Bill On Health Is Modern, Consensual

October aps; The new bill on health, which will be examined Tuesday in the meeting of the Council of ministers, is “modern and consensual,” affirmed Saturday, in Oran, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf. In a statement to PAS, Boudiaf underlined that this bill, which will be …

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SOMALIA: One Million People in Somalia Now Face Malnutrition

October 2016 theEastAfrican; Over one million people in Somalia are currently facing acute food shortage due to the poor performance of long rains earlier in the year, even as the country explores long-term solutions to persistent food insecurity and malnutrition. United Nations deputy special representative, humanitarian co-ordinator in Somalia Peter de …

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African doctors meet in Nairobi over diabetes crisis

September 2016 BusinessDaily; One hundred doctors from ten countries in Africa are set to converge in Nairobi over innovative treatment and control of diabetes. The specialists are seeking to share expertise in tackling the mounting problem now responsible for 40 per cent of the total deaths from non-communicable diseases. “We …

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Counterfeit drugs: ‘People are dying every day’

September 2016 BBC; Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, sweating, vomiting and convulsions. But it’s OK, you think, because you bought medicine to combat the disease from a local drugs market. Now imagine what it …

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