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GSK Initiates Phase III Programme for Novel Type 2 Diabetes Medication, Syncria(R) (albiglutide)

LONDON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline today announced initiation and dosing of the first patient of the Phase III clinical trial programme to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the investigational GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide 1) agonist Syncria(R) (albiglutide) i...

United Nations Environment Programme and Bayer Corporation Announce North American Winners of International Children's Painting Competition

First and Second Place Winners Hail from San Francisco Bay Area, Northern New Jersey WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cindy Liu, a fifth-grader at the Harker School in San Jose, Calif., and Connie Yu, a seventh-grader at John Adams Middle School in E...

Anglo American's Coal Division in South Africa Wins Global Business Coalition Award for top International Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme

WASHINGTON DC, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anglo Coal South Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo American, has been recognised by the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for its pioneering workplace program focused on tackling HIV and AIDS in South...

Singapore Firm Launches MBBS Programme in Eastern India

Keeping up with the rising demand for medical professionals in India, Singapore-based medical placement company Health Care Management International (HCMI) Saturday launched a programme at Kolkata for eastern India. "In view of the huge demand of high-quality medical professionals, we have...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

With the backing of the UN and the Indian government, impoverished women in Orissa are battling malnutrition among children less than five years of age . Known as Positive Deviance, the programme is being run with the help of the department of women and child welfare and the department of s...

MEND - Child Obesity Programme Records Success

A nine-week programme to get children especially the eight to 12-year-olds in shape and in the pink of health has recorded success. The MEND programme, as it is called, got// underway in 100 locations across England. This programme is opportune, considering that 30% of children in UK are lab...

Nigerian Programme Increases Polio Immunisation

An initiative to increase polio vaccination in Nigeria has been a success, but continued commitment from the government is needed// to help eradicate the virus from northern states, say officials. The Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) initiative was launched in May 2006 by the National Programme ...

Madhya Pradesh to Implement New Nutrition Programme for Children

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to implement a new nutrition programme for children, pregnant women and nursing mothers// through several 'anganwadis' (mother and child care centres). "Preparations to provide nutritious food to children of 3-6 years are in full swing in the 5...

Massive expansion of Anti-AIDS programme in Southern Africa

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies revealed their plan to expand the anti-AIDS programme to help 50 million people in Southern Africa to fight the dreaded disease. // The Geneva-based organization has appealed for US$300-million to expand its anti-AIDS drive. ...

Gates Foundation Grants $23mn for AIDS programme in India

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Tuesday announced an investment of $23 million over the next three years to enhance the HIV-AIDS prevention and response programmes of// the Indian government. Health and Family Welfare Secretary Prasanna Hota and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation presid...

Envisaged Specialty Training Programme For Junior Doctors Encounters a Speed Breaker

A UK-wide Specialty training programme, aiming to Modernize Medical Careers, for Junior Doctors is facing a stumbling block, even before the commencement of the program//; Doctors from Scotland have sought a clarification mainly about logistics, specialty subjects and whether doctors will be given ...

Immunisation programme to include vaccine against Pneumococcal disease

Next week, a vaccine against pneumococcal disease will be introduced for the first time. It is likely to save the lives of 50 babies and small children a year and prevnt// illness in many others. As a part of the national childhood immunisation programme. all babies will be vaccinated against...

The Aids Programme In Zambia Reported As A Success

Leaders of the AIDS treatment program in Lusaka, Zambia, have explained that the programme is working well and has saved many lives in its first two years.// The leaders made their report on Sunday at the opening of the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto. They explained that their ...

AIDS Control Programme to Focus on District Level

The National AIDS Control Programme, in its next stage, will shift its focus from the state level to the district level to combat the disease more effectively//. National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) director general K. Sujatha Rao Monday said that after the completion of the NACP-II in M...

Immunization Programme In Bangladesh A Success

Bangladesh's immunization campaign has been successfully completed with 96 percent of children under five being covered, through the three rounds, in three Polio National Immunization Days (NIDs). // Carried out on April 16th, May 13th and June 11th, the campaign aimed to cover 22 million ...

Immunization Programme In Bangladesh A Success

Bangladesh's immunization campaign has been successfully completed with 96 percent of children under five being covered, through the three rounds, in three Polio National Immunization Days (NIDs). // Carried out on April 16th, May 13th and June 11th, the campaign aimed to cover 22 million...

Money Allocated for Child Welfare Programme In Kashmir

Srinagar, June 4. Nearly Rs 3.66 crore has been sanctioned for providing nutrition to children in 1,703 Aanganwari centres in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district //during the current fiscal, Social Welfare Minister Haji Nisar Ali said today. A total of 1,010 Aanganwari centres are functional in ...

Holistic Health Programme By Brahamakumaris On May 28

Raja yoga techniques, the Chinese Tai chi and various relaxation techniques would form part of a one-day health care programme held here on May 28 by the Rajayoga Foundation of Brahmakumaris of Mount Abu.// Conducted by Dr Girish Patel, secretary of the Medical wing of the foundation and a i...

National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Lauded

The Department of Health has announced the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, which will cover the country over the next three years.// The British Society of Gastroenterology has unanimously welcomed the introduction of this program. "Although it is starting rather later than expect...

UNICEF To Launch A Programme For Zimbabwe Children

The U.N. Children's Fund is planning on launching a program to improve the care, health, education and nutrition of vulnerable children in Zimbabwe//, where one child dies of AIDS and another is orphaned every 20 minutes. In a statement Wednesday, UNICEF Britain has acknowledged the scale of t...

African Union Launches A Programme On Acceleration of HIV Prevention

The African Union (AU) and the UN system in Africa on Tuesday launched the Acceleration of Prevention of HIV Initiative in the African Region//. Aids prevention matters were the top priority at the launch of the Acceleration for the Prevention of HIV programme. The programme aims to curb the spread...

Japanese Encephalitis Immunization Programme in India

India will launch a nationwide Japanese encephalitis immunization programme for children from May, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said// here Tuesday. The health menace, which is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, had claimed over 1,000 lives, mostly in Uttar Pradesh, in 2005 and...

Delay In Life-Saving Bowel Cancer Screening Programme In UK

The national bowel-screening programme, launched by the UK Government has been blamed for putting lives at risk due to delay in the screening // process. The Department of Health had proposed to introduce a health programme in April, targeted at screening all 60 to 69 year olds. A significant...

Web-Based Training Programme For Africa Vets

Veterinary schools in sub-Saharan Africa have joined forces to create an Internet-based training programme that will allow vets to study// for postgraduate degrees while continuing to work. The African Universities Veterinary E-Learning Consortium, launched in early March, will create online co...

Pneumococcal Vaccine: Childhood Immunization Programme has a new recruit

The chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, has announced the introduction of the routine pneumococcal vaccine into the childhood immunization programme , with a motive to prevent children from falling ill, and thus saving many lives. // The pneumococcal infection, upon entering the blood ...

‘Train The Trainers’ Health programme Inaugurate

BHUBANESWAR: A train the trainers programme for district level trainers was inaugurated by the state health secretary - Mr RN Senapati//. The trainers would provide training to the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and recruited under the National Rural Health Mission to help by taki...

LINK Applied Genomics Programme Promises To Revolutionize Healthcare Systems

The LINK Applied Genomics Programme has proved to be a success in that it has made it easier to diagnose meningitis, MRSA and Chlamydia; has regenerated spinal nerve cells//, made it possible to personalize breast cancer treatment and has provided effective vaccines against Salmonella. This program...

Hepatitis B Vaccine To Be Included In National Immunization Programme

India's Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Monday said that the government would include Hepatitis B vaccination under its national immunisation programme// as it has been emerging as a "problem greater than AIDS." Addressing the valedictory function of an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR...

The Potential Of Cadaver Transplantation Programme In India

In ten years since the Transplantation of Human Organ Act was passed in India, we have not made much headway with the programme. This has been due to various reasons. //First and foremost has been lack of direction and the will to seriously consider this as an alternative to living organ donation. ...

UK to Support Third Phase of India's AIDS Control Programme

The Department for International Development (DFID) in Britain has announced a funding of 102 million pounds (Rs.816 Crore) over five years in support of the third phase of Government of India's (GOIs) National AIDS Control Programme (NACP III). The NACP III is a comprehensive prevention...

Indian Army Join to Add Strength to the Cadaver Programme

New Delhi. The Former Miss India Nikita Anand and Bollywood actor Gul Panag, and many army officers Saturday pledged their organs for donation at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in the capital. // "Thousands of people suffering from organ dysfunction can benefit from organ donation and...

Zimbabwe to Revive Human Organ Donation Programme

Zimbabwe could soon revive its human organ donation programme in a bid to keep up with global health technological developments.// Health and Child Welfare Deputy Minister Edwin Muguti said his government was working on resuscitating the programme. Because of its international scrutiny, Zimb...

Meningitis Vaccine To Be Included In Childhood Immunization Programme

Health officials in Northern Ireland are about to launch a new vaccination project to protect children from a deadly form of meningitis. //The vaccination against pneumococcal meningitis will also be integrated into the childhood immunization programme. "Pneumococcal meningitis is very seriou...

Britain's Support for India's Health Programme

Britain Wednesday launched a 252 million pounds (Rs.21.94 million) initiative to support India's reproductive and child health programme aimed at saving one million lives// every year. The 252 million pound fund being provided through the Department for International Development (DFID) is to ...

NCC To Sign Mou With UN For AIDS Awareness Programme

The National Cadet Corps will soon sign an MoU with UN to initiate a programme for creating awareness on HIV and AIDS in India, Director General of NCC M C Bhandari said today. // Awareness needed to be created among the HIV infected that there were medicines for their treatment and people mu...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

Music director and composer A.R. Rahman Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Pa...

Sao Paulo Hosts Second CPhI and P-MEC South America Pharma Events

... Alongside the exhibitions will be a five-element, wide ranging conference programme focused on trends and key technical issues and challenges in the emerging pharma markets of South America. The programme will include the ISPE Brazil Life Sciences Congress ; the 1st CRF-SP Cl...

Outsourcing of IT Requirements by Healthcare Organisations Promotes All-Round Benefits, Says Frost & Sullivan

.... "The healthcare IT outsourcing model represents a significant advance in the optimisation of healthcare services," notes Frost & Sullivan programme Leader Konstantinos Nikolopoulos. "It promotes better and efficient use of hospital resources and, with a wide range of advantages like low up-front c...

LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya

...dicine (LSTM) is leading a project to provide technical assistance to the Libyan government to finalise the development of a national HIV strategy and programme of support. The project is supported by a 1 million grant from the Delegation of the European Commission to Libya. Between 2009 and 2010, The Inte...

Call to the Youth of America: Palms for Life Fund Launches Film Competition to Document Hunger in the United States

... main sponsor of the contest, " because hunger is everyone's business." Laufer-Rottman, who retired from the United Nations' World Food programme (WFP) after 30 years, says the effects of domestic hunger are just as pressing as the epidemic of hunger and poverty on a global level. "Everyone...
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