Navigation Links
BD/PEPFAR Lab-Strengthening Initiative Marks Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB in Sub-Saharan Africa
Date:7/19/2009

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A collaboration between the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has made significant progress in improving lab conditions and enhancing the skills of lab personnel on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) in sub-Saharan Africa.

The PEPFAR-BD collaboration -- valued at up to $18 million -- targets a number of countries seriously impacted by HIV/AIDS. Under PEPFAR, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through CDC, is the lead implementing agency for strengthening laboratory systems. BD is a leading global medical technology company with technical expertise relating to laboratory systems.

Through a series of training programs conducted to date in Uganda, South Africa and Mozambique, the ambitious lab-strengthening program is part of a five-year initiative designed to fortify healthcare systems in countries severely impacted by the two pandemics.

"The shortage of trained healthcare workers is one of the largest constraints to battling disease in developing countries," said Krista Thompson, Vice President and General Manager, Global Health at BD. "BD and PEPFAR are helping to improve the fundamental capacity to deliver healthcare by training workers in sub-Saharan Africa. Proper training helps lead to proper diagnosis, which is essential for preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, TB and other diseases."

"Efforts to build country health systems are essential as we transition toward greater sustainability of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care efforts and broader public health initiatives," said Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. "We must support country-led efforts to plan and manage programs, deliver services and ultimately finance critical health programs. PEPFAR's co
'/>"/>

SOURCE BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Initiative Seeks to Boost Hispanic Stroke Awareness
2. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. to Present at the Roth Capital Partners 2007 New York Conference
3. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
4. Tata Consultancy Services to Support Roches Global Capacity Building Initiative
5. Over 500,000 Health Care Providers Now Cutting Costs, Saving Time Through CAQH Administrative Simplification Initiative
6. Shipcom Partners With DOKUMENTA for METROs Future Store Initiative
7. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
8. U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics
9. Muslim Groups Kick Off Ramadan With Anti-Smoking Initiative
10. Acting Surgeon General Announces National Initiatives to Protect Children by Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
11. Internal medicine physicians recommend key elements to guide state initiatives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2014)... Global electrophysiology devices market is ... according to a new study by Grand View ... clubbed with growing global geriatric population base are ... in the budding stage, the electrophysiology devices market ... in the recent times, with physicians increasingly gaining ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... A new sports massage technique available ... and massage therapy provider, announced it newest massage ... newest sports massage is a fast-acting, “to-the-point” ... sports massage and ESM is that ESM has ... "reset button,” and ESM can increase flexibility, elasticity, ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Mental health issues affect tens ... up families, ruin careers, and generally destroy lives. ... that suffer,” says Hardy Nutritionals® founder ... our specialized nutritional treatments can reverse these disorders ... Over Matter”, the premiere episode of O2 Media’s ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Dr. Michael Kettel , a leading ... on NBC to discuss egg freezing as a viable and ... in the news recently, with new company benefits at Facebook ... , “[The companies] see it as a way to ... hot path.” Says Dr. Kettel. , Up until a few ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... The report, “Market Snapshot: Aesthetic ... - Asia-Pacific” provides quantitative analysis of the three ... invasive body contouring devices, non-invasive body contouring devices ... size data by revenue and volume over the ... Japan, South Korea, Australia and India. It uses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 2Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 3Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 2Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 3Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 4
... and more drug advertisements are appearing on television, ... that pharmaceutical companies spend annually to market their ... (residents) and medical students. , A literature ... of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. published ...
... suggests it boosts production of bone-eroding cells , , MONDAY, Dec. ... millions of diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according ... that, over the long term, Avandia (rosiglitazone) may speed osteoporosis, ... and even fatal fractures. , The findings appear in the ...
... Hurricane Katrina was one of the,five deadliest ... costliest (at an,estimated $86 billion.) The total fatalities ... Witnessing the,destruction/displacement from the West Coast, CJ (of ... new school training techniques, with,old school parental inspirations, ...
... fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn , SATURDAY, Dec. ... to become the season of sneezing, congestion and other ... say experts at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & ... to a minimum, they say. , "Whether it,s feasting on ...
... annual,Saddleback Global Summit on AIDS & The Church concluded yesterday ... more than 1,700 attendees for,the Church to lead with love ... need to have the invisible God made visible to,them -- ... things we,don,t know about this epidemic, but what we do ...
... A recent press release,incorrectly attributed findings from an ... of family caregivers. Today,SarahCare issued the following statement ... release issued by SarahCare corporate did not attribute,data ... the "Evercare(R)/NAC,Study of Caregivers -- What They Spend, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Do medical schools affect the way future doctors interact with drug companies? 2Health News:Diabetes Drug Avandia Could Weaken Bones 2Health News:CJ Transforms His Functional Fitness Program Into an Additional Resource for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors 2Health News:CJ Transforms His Functional Fitness Program Into an Additional Resource for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors 3Health News:'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma 2Health News:Global Summit on AIDS & The Church Calls for Public, Private and Parish Sectors To Unite in Response to Worldwide Pandemic: Pastor Rick and Kay Warren Host More Than 1,700 at Event Featuring International Dignitaries, Political Figures and International E 2Health News:Global Summit on AIDS & The Church Calls for Public, Private and Parish Sectors To Unite in Response to Worldwide Pandemic: Pastor Rick and Kay Warren Host More Than 1,700 at Event Featuring International Dignitaries, Political Figures and International E 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  World Hemp Oil, ... low THC, announces they are now offering legal, organic ... Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in medical marijuana states. ... neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, and spinal cord ... laws to pass, because imported CBD Oil Is legal ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ... and consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary markets ... and research markets in the United States ... purchase agreement to acquire 100% of QCR & Trio ... based distribution organization. The transaction closed on November 17, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MONTREAL , 21. November 2014 ... hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass ... – EMA) die Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizinprodukt ... Produktkandidat des Unternehmens zur Behandlung von ... eine seltene, stark beeinträchtigende genetische Krankheit, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 3
... June 21, 2011 Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: ... of Directors has approved its regular quarterly cash dividend ... on August 5, 2011 to shareholders of record as ... Inc. is a leading supplier of engineered equipment and ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... The Outlook for Medical Devices in ... Detailed analysis of four ... global medical device market and which present immense ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds The Outlook for Medical Devices in North East Asia 2Reportlinker Adds The Outlook for Medical Devices in North East Asia 3Reportlinker Adds The Outlook for Medical Devices in North East Asia 4
... single-use is designed to saturate dry eyes, ... very dry eyes. For maximum hydration and ... dosing--splitting the entire contents of one container, ... after opening at least 4 times a ...
POLYSORB™ sutures are composed of LACTOMER™ glycolide/lactide copolymer which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids)....
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops with Delivery System...
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops without Delivery System with POLYSORB™....
Medicine Products: