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USAID Sends Additional Assistance for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe in the aftermath of a widespread cholera outbreak that began in August 2008. USAID is consigning nearly 440,000 bars of soap --- valued ...

USAID Provides Additional $6.2M for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $6.2 million and has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help combat the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. This assistance i...

USAID Increases Assistance for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $600,000 to help combat the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. This assistance is in addition to the $4 million water, sanitation, and hygiene em...

HIV's impact in Zimbabwe explored in new research

The impact of HIV in Zimbabwe since the early 1980s is explored in new research published this week in the journal PNAS. Researchers found that HIVs impact on Zimbabwes population as a whole has not been quite as severe as some predicted in 1989, when a group of epidemiologists at a World Healt...

AmeriCares Doubles Aid to Zimbabwe

Working with PSI and P&G to Stem Cholera Outbreak STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is doubling its supply of water purification treatments to Zimbabwe in an effort to stem a deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 3,000 innocent lives. The outbrea...

InterAction Members Respond to the Crisis in Zimbabwe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Basic government services are not being provided in Zimbabwe. The public health system has collapsed and cholera and other communicable diseases are rampant. Staggering inflation and unemployment have resulted in shortages of food and fuel. Estimates ...

Sanctions Imposed On Zimbabwe Can Threaten International Health Security

Zimbabwes Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr. David Parirenyatwa, says that the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West have severely compromised the country's health delivery system. Parirenyatwa is appealing to the ongoing World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, to jo...

200 Cattle Dead in Zimbabwe Due to Anthrax

Masvingo in Zimbabwe has witnessed the death of 200 cattle due to anthrax in the last two months. Wild buffaloes are thought to have spread the deadly disease to the cattle in the province. // The management of the disease took a beating due to severe shortage of vaccines. Infact, the Governo...

Incentives to stop Zimbabwe skills exodus

The Zimbabwe government has decided to spend US$2 million to curb a massive exodus of skilled workers like doctors, lawyers and nurses from the country.// This amount was allocated by the government as a part if a skills retention package. The state-controlled Herald was told by Washington Mbiz...

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...

Spread Of AIDS Is Reduced Greatly In Zimbabwe Due To Change In Behavior

Zimbabwe in Africa is a country worst hit by AIDS. But now after bringing in changes in their sexual behavior, by limiting the number of partners, delaying the initial sex // and using condoms have greatly reduced the number of people suffering from AIDS in that country. It was found that am...

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Cholera is caused by the enterotoxin produced by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, which leads to profuse vomiting and watery diarrhea. A recent outbreak of cholera has occurred in two cities in // Zimbabwe causing seven deaths and more than 150 patients are infected with the bacteria in two distric...

Liverpool to strengthen health research in Africa

... young researchers at the beginning of their careers. LSTM and the University work with universities in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and zimbabwe as part of the SACORE consortium which aims to support African medical schools in creating a vibrant research environment for students and research le...

Rx for Africa, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent for Strategic Alliance with Rusan Pharma, Ltd. of India

...- tuberculosis, psychiatric drugs and anti-infectives. Its facilities include an ultra-modern formulations unit approved by UK MHRA, South Africa MCC, zimbabwe MCAZ, WHO-GMP and Sudan MOH. Rusan markets its products in Europe, the Middle East, The CIS, South East Asia and African countries and has obtained th...

Not On Our Watch Grant to UNICEF to Support Critical Protection Programs for Zimbabwean Refugee Children

...ask," said Not On Our Watch board member Matt Damon . "As the situation in zimbabwe remains unresolved, the international community must stop sitting on the si...s critical time." While the formation of a new coalition government in zimbabwe signals hope for the Zimbabwean people, the situation for women and childre...

AIDS Treatment Activists Push UNAIDS and WHO to Meet Commitments to Reduce HIV in Women and Newborns

...tigma and discrimination. They may also face discrimination and violence from their families," said Liudmila Untura, from Moldova. "Many women in zimbabwe lack the hard currency needed to pay transportation and hospital costs, so more and more of them are delivering their babies at home without expert he...

Programs to Prevent HIV in Newborns Failing in the Developing World - Over 900 Avoidable HIV Infections Every Day

...ivil society activists in Argentina, Cambodia, Moldova, Morocco, Uganda and zimbabwe shows that efforts to prevent vertical transmission are failing to reach th... collapse of the health delivery system," explains Caroline Mubaira, of the zimbabwe research team. "Before the economic and political turmoil, the prevention o...

USAID World Water Day Statement

...e living with HIV/AIDS whose bodies have little ability to fight off infections that come with contaminated water. The recent cholera outbreak in zimbabwe is a stark example of the need for clean, safe drinking water. More than 91,000 people have contracted the disease and more than 4,000 have died from...

Tools for more accurate dosage of drugs against HIV/AIDS and malaria

...ls influence the way in which the body metabolises efavirenz, which is part of some anti-HIV/AIDS drugs. Other studies have focussed on 74 people from zimbabwe with HIV/AIDS, and showed that a reduction in the daily dose of efavirenz from 600 mg to 400 mg can reduce the risk of undesired effects in those affe...

Procter & Gamble and World Vision Equip and Empower Zimbabweans in Fight Against Cholera

... SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- As zimbabwe continues to confront a cholera epidemic tied to failing water and sanitati...ructure and lack of pay. "With an average of one new cholera case in zimbabwe per minute, a rapid response is critical and we are very grateful to P&...

As Obama Urges Emergency Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens

...h Organization. The Obama administration has made zimbabwe a top priority in its Africa foreign policy. PHR i...'s report Health in Ruins: A Man-Made Disaster in zimbabwe . This includes PHR's recommendation that the Secu...so fast." The average life expectancy in zimbabwe has plummeted from 62 in the early 1990s to 36 tod...

Health System Collapse Requires International Intervention, Concludes PHR Report

...llapsed health care system threatens the people of zimbabwe and in the entire region. In addition to the widel...ort showing how the cholera epidemic which ravages zimbabwe is but one symptom of an utter collapse of the cou... Human Rights further documents that the people of zimbabwe are being denied the most basic of life's necessit...

WFP Calls for Rescue Package for the World's Hungry

... 403 Sudan 5.95 851 Uganda 1.92 189 zimbabwe 3.98 276 Needs for 12 countries 49.0 3,791 Total Needs for 2...

Amanzi Tea offers free, natural 'Flu Shots' to New Yorkers

...reenwich Avenue in Tribeca. Hours are M-Su 7A-7P. Call (212) 227-2244 for more information. Amanzi Tea was founded in 2004 by a family from zimbabwe who fled the oppressive regime for a better life in America. The opportunity to introduce teas from their native Africa including Rooibos, only found ...

Zimbabwean Health Workers Call For Crisis Response

...essionals warned of a public health catastrophe in zimbabwe and urged an international crisis response. ...essionals warned of a public health catastrophe in zimbabwe and urged an international crisis response. Noting...he continued gross negligence of the government of zimbabwe and the callous disregard for the safety and wellb...

HIV Drug Might Spur Resistant Strains of Virus

...ey and their children will develop drug-resistant strains of HIV, the researchers added. The scientists looked at 32 HIV-positive pregnant women in zimbabwe who received a single dose of nevirapine when they went into labor. The women had received no other treatment for their infection with HIV, the virus ...

New 'From-the-Ground' Report Reformulates Simplistic Argument About HIV/ AIDS and Health Care Systems in a Fundamental Way

...DS and health care scale up NEW YORK and HARARE, zimbabwe and BOSTON and SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 29 /PRNewsw... said. Matilda Moyo, a co-author of the report's zimbabwe chapter said, "What we found was that HIV/AIDS ser... collapsing health delivery system." Problems in zimbabwe include extreme shortages of healthcare workers, w...

General Dynamics Itronix Donates Computers to Humanitarian Expedition Fighting Malaria in Africa

...dian Ocean. The Expedition will reach remote populations in six countries as it travels in inflatable boats through Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, zimbabwe and finally to the river delta in Mozambique. Doctors and specialists will deliver lifesaving medications, mosquito nets and educational materials to ...

United States Gives $12 Million to Pediatric AIDS Foundation Initiative

... AIDS Foundation. The U.S. contribution to the zimbabwe Family AIDS Initiatives, a part of the overall U.S...ing the recent launch ceremony, U.S. Ambassador to zimbabwe James McGee highlighted the successful collaborati...lth Interventions and Development (OPHID), and the zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project - have been providing dire...

Roche Engages in Four Additional AIDS Technology Transfers to Strengthen Local Manufacturing in World's Poorest Countries

... factories in Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania and zimbabwe - NUTLEY, N.J., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced that it has ...total of 35 manufacturers in 15 eligible countries, including Kenya, Ghana, zimbabwe and Nigeria. Roche will continue to work with these individual applicants t...

Saving Millions of Children's Lives Is Possible

...n who get adequate pediatric care -- if intervention starts early. Outreach efforts to include surgery in the care offered by primary physicians in zimbabwe and rural China. Successful training of Chinese family doctors to perform cataract surgery. More information Presentations on the papers ...

UT Southwestern scientist receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

... hollow fiber model of tuberculosis, the native of zimbabwe said. The typical tuberculosis treatment takes man... faculty in 2006, graduated from the University of zimbabwe Medical School in Harare, and completed his reside...e spent a year doing research at the University of zimbabwe before accepting a position in 2000 at Albany Medi...

USAID Assistant Administrator Hess Travels to Southern Africa

...vities in southern Africa. The majority of these funds have gone toward agriculture and food security interventions in response to drought conditions. zimbabwe is USAID's largest recipient of non-food humanitarian assistance in the region with a funding level of approximately $5.1 million. Madagascar and Leso...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

... A clinical trial involving 5,045 women in South Africa and zimbabwe found no statistical difference in the rate of new HIV infections in the two study arms: those who received a diaphragm plus lubricant along with male...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...ms and counseling; 151 women were infected among those given condoms and counseling only. Accordingly, about 20 percent of adults are infected in zimbabwe and South Africa, where the experiment was conducted. Women there run twice the risk of infection as men. In cultures where women are traditionally su...

African AIDS Epidemic Slows Down: World Bank

...'Ivoire media quoted a World Bank report as saying . According to the report released Friday, in some African countries such as Uganda, Kenya, zimbabwe and urban areas of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi, the pace of the AIDS epidemic is slowing as communities are empowered to help themselves with...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

...an at Miami's Baptist Hospital. "The hospitals dedicated to the health of regular citizens are a disaster," said Cordova, who was sent to work in zimbabwe and defected in 2000. At these hospitals, Cubans bring personal items such as towels, bed sheets, soap and even food, he said. And while Cuba hol...

Flash-heating Inactivates HIV in Breast Milk: Study

...l and antimicrobial properties, as well as a majority of its important antibodies. Researchers undertook the study after HIV-positive women in zimbabwe asked how they could make their milk safe for their babies. While the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends heat treating HIV-infected breast mil...

Maninder Singh Confesses of Using Drugs

...national cricket for India for 11 years. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1983 at Karachi. His ODI debut, also in the same year, was against zimbabwe in New Delhi. He has to his name 88 scalps in Tests and 66 in ODIs. Siddiqui had played for Delhi Ranji team and was currently imparting cric...

Zimbabwe Receives 15m Dollars of AIDS Drugs from US

... zimbabwe on Thursday received 15 million dollars worth of anti-retroviral drugs from... AIDS, officials announced . Under the deal, the United States will provide zimbabwe with anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) for 40,000 people as well as HIV rapid te...
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