Navigation Links
Training Health Workers and Better Drug Access Vital to Combat TB in Mozambique

Mozambique needs to invest in training increased numbers of health workers, promote research and widen access to drugs to combat the spread of tuberculosis// in the country, Jorge Sampaio, U.N. special envoy said in the Mozambican capital, Maputo.

Sampaio, who is touring southern Africa, called for urgent and broad action to create the capacity to implement Mozambique's TB control strategies. He also said the national health system needs to screen people for TB.

In addition, HIV/AIDS complicates the fight against TB, Sampaio said, adding that many HIV-positive people die of TB because the bacterial disease is not detected in time.

Sampaio urged collaboration between HIV/AIDS and TB programs, adding that there is a need to focus on people living in unsanitary and poorly ventilated conditions, who are more vulnerable to TB.

Sampaio also highlighted the need to prevent the development of multi-drug resistant strains of the disease, including extensively drug-resistant TB, which is resistant to the two most potent first-line treatments and some of the available second-line drugs. He expressed hope that Mozambique can successfully combat TB.

Mozambique in 2006 reported 91,000 TB cases and in 2004 reported a TB incidence of 460 cases per 100,000 people, AIM/AllAfrica.com reports. The country has a treatment success rate of more than 50%, Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido said. Low TB detection in the country is attributed to the fact that many people live far from health units, according to the Angola Press.

Sampaio, who during his tour also visited Malawi and South Africa, said he is seeking proposals to be submitted to international donors in an effort to generate funding to combat TB.

Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/B
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Training with weights helps building resistance
2. Weight Training Found To Be Effective In Treating MS
3. Doctor Training Undermined In Britain Due To Shortage Of Cadavers
4. Virtual Reality Simulation Could Help In Training Surgeons
5. Mind Training Can Unravel The Power Of The Subconscious Mind
6. Web-Based Training Programme For Africa Vets
7. Weight Training Improves Quality Of Life In Breast Cancer Patients
8. Gaming Giants Want A Slice Of Brain Training Pie
9. Intensive Training and Tool Kit, Indicates Adequate Preparation To Combat AIDS.
10. Indian Training Company To Train Children In Dubai, Sharjah
11. Training in Australias Medical Schools Inadequate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First ... compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at ... (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest ... to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, ... next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s premier ... of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full contact ... using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... injectable drug administration, today shared the results of a ... improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study ... in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , ... Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response to ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations ... to be used as a first-line therapy to ... Recognizing the value ... White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... WESTWOOD, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers ... by the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through ... , as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: