Goldcorp on Trial: First Ever People’s Health Tribunal Shows Commonalities Throughout Mesoamerica

“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,” Maudilia López told the hundreds gathered to attend the first ever People’s Health Tribunal in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala. The event was packed, even as some attendees spilled out of the entrance of the crowded [...]

TB-HIV co-infection management training programme launched in Kenya

The Kenya Medical Research Institute in collaboration with the WHO-Afro regional office Monday began a six-weeks regional training programme on management of TB, TB-HIV and drug resistant TB in Nairobi, Kenya. According to Dr Micheal Kiptoo, Director, KEMRI, the training aims to strengthen the capacity of health care workers from public, private and NGO sectors [...]

U.S. backs Zimbabwe on alcohol policy to curb HIV transmission

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC-Zimbabwe) is assisting Zimbabwe in developing an alcohol policy to help curb the spread of HIV and AIDS, a senior U.S. Embassy health official said on Tuesday. “Alcohol use is related to both risky sex and poor retention and care for people who are HIV infected,” said Dr. [...]

Malaria to be dropped from list of neglected diseases

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) plans to remove malaria from the list of neglected diseases, Reene Olende, Régional Communication and Advocacy Manager at the DNDi said Thursday at the ongoing first African Science Journalists conference taking place in Nakuru, Kenya. According to Olende, the move has necessitated by the increasing attention malaria is [...]

Malaria: Africa urged to source funds locally

African governments should begin looking inwards to raise funds needed to fight malaria, a disease that still kills an African child every 45 seconds Dr Nathan Mulure, Novartis Pharma, Nairobi told participants at the first African Science Journalist Conference going on in Nakuru, Kenya. According to Dr Mulure, donor funding has become unreliable adding that [...]

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