NEPAL: Nepotism – A doctor who stands against Political Appointment

From the last 5 days Prof. Dr. Govinda KC, senior Orthopedist at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has been in fast-unto-death. He has challenged the Nepali political system against corruption, political manipulation and nepotism done by political leaders during the appointment of the TUTH and its administration. The health condition of Dr. KC is [...]

Management of donor funds for HIV/Aids a problem in Africa

Diverting and abuse of donor funds is a common problem in Africa and many other parts of the world. This was revealed recently during the International AIDS 2012 Conference. Dr Fatma Mrisho, the Executive Director of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), was asked how one deal with this problem does and her answer was [...]

Kenya’s Biosafety Authority trains staff, prepares country for trading in GMOs

Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority has Monday organised a four-day first national biosafety conference and training workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The authority hopes to train registered staff to certify trading in Genetically Modified products. Speaking to Africa Science News in Nairobi Monday, Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui, the Chief Executive Officer, NBA said the trainees will undergo [...]

KENYA: Cardiovascular Diseases rise amid lackadaisical efforts from the government

Although the cardiovascular diseases in Kenya are on the rise, there is little effort however by the government to contain the problem. The medical experts drawn from across Africa converged for the 5th Annual Cardiovascular Summit in Nairobi declared last week that non-communicable diseases related to the heart and cancer were rising to pandemic levels, [...]

India: Confirm Policy Ending Mandatory HIV Tests

HIV/AIDS Hon. S.M. Krishna, External Affairs Minister, Ministry of External Affairs, India Dear Hon. Minister Krishna, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for I have been informed by Human Rights Watch that they have shared their concern by writing a letter to you regarding ending the Mandatory HIV Tests. I do agree [...]

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