HEALTH

DIY tests to detect malaria, sleeping sickness

DIY tests to detect malaria, sleeping sickness A new simple and affordable method of detecting early malaria, sleeping sickness and even certain types of cancer and bacterial diseases at an early stage is being developed in a consortium with Lund University in the lead. A grant of EUR 4.2 million from the EU has been […]

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IOM Expands Basic Healthcare Services for IDPs in Somaliland

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Health, Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (MRRR) and the Migration Response Centre (MRC), has established a mobile health clinic at Mohamed Mooge settlement in Hargeisa to provide basic healthcare services to approximately 10,000 vulnerable internally displaced people […]

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Swaziland: MSF rolls out innovative medical approach to prevent mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their children is an essential step in curbing the disease’s epidemic in Swaziland.   Since February 2013, an innovative approach, commonly referred to as PMTCT B+ (prevention of mother-to-child transmission, option B+), is being B+ rolled out by […]

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Fewer infant deaths in a rural South African hospital

Fewer infant deaths in a rural South African hospital MQANDULI, 12 September (IRIN) – Mothers and children in South Africa are still dying in alarming numbers, and the country is among only a few worldwide where child deaths are rising. But a rural hospital in the Eastern Cape province has managed to drastically reduce maternal […]

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A billion persons with disabilities have rights

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Every seventh person on earth has a disability. Tendency increasing. Although the majority of persons with disabilities live in developing countries, demographic changes are also causing significant increase of persons with disabilities in developed countries. Human rights are universal. In a high-level discussion in Geneva UN […]

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