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In Support of World AIDS Day, FHSSA Announces New Partnerships That Include the First In-Country Partnerships in Namibia and The Gambia

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, more than 740 children will die of AIDS. In fact, nearly 7,000 people die each day due to HIV/AIDS. December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day of awareness and outreach to help people worldwide understand the impact of HIV/AIDS. A cent...

Gambia takes on as National Program UAB project to abolish FGM

... The Government of the Republic of The gambia has decided to create a National Programme based o...ry Care Research IDIAP Jordi Gol and the NGO Wassu gambia Kafo. The project aims to eliminate the genital le...earchers thus proposed a circular approach between gambia and Spain to train health professionals of both co...

Deadly disease eliminated in children under 5 years of age in Uganda

...da has been a frontrunner in the Africa region in adopting this life-saving vaccine. The leadership of early introducers such as Uganda, Kenya and The gambia has strongly influenced the decisions of many other countries in the region to adopt Hib vaccine. Today, 83% of the GAVI-eligible countries in Africa ...

Training Medical Warriors: Tropical Medicine Specialists Who Ward Off Bioterrorist and Global Health Threats Pass the Torch to the Next Generation

... what draws these researchers to put their lives in danger for the sake of science? Dan Milner's first trip to Africa working in a rural clinic in the gambia did not deter him. Even though Dr. Milner lived with six other students in a tiny concrete building with a hole in the floor for a toilet, a bucket of...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

... When a slum dweller in Port au Prince, a young indigenous person from Bolivia, the son or daughter of a farmer in Honduras, or a street vendor in the gambia wants to become a doctor, they turn to Cuba. In some cases, Venezuela pays the bill. But most of the time, Cuba covers tuition, living expenses, books...

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

...ly, explosive epidemics every 8 to 10 years predominantly in what is known as the African meningitis belt, an area that stretches from Senegal and The gambia in the West to Ethiopia in the East. The belt has an at-risk population of about 430 million. The largest epidemic wave ever recorded in histo...

President of an African Nation Claims Herbal Cure for AIDS, Experts Skeptical

...ication His Excellency is using is working. It has the potency to treat and cure patients infected with the HIV-virus," he has said. But so far gambia has refused to allow the medicine to be tested in any laboratory. <...

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Results

...ere episodes among the children over the same time period. The vaccine also reduced the number of clinical malaria episodes in partially immune men in gambia by 63 percent after they received a booster shot a year later, it said. The Cochrane Collaboration, an organisation that reviews clinical trials...

A Novel approach in Malaria treatment

... whether this sort of supportive treatment saves lives and we are now seeking funding to set up a larger trial involving over 1,000 children in Ghana, gambia and Kenya to confirm these findings," Maitland said. Professor Brian Greenwood, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: "Ther...

Blinding-Disease Surgery Is Done Safely in Villages, by Nonphysicians

...y supervised surgeon with inadequate equipment.” A study conducted in gambia found that patients who received postsurgical azithromycin (the same antibi...nt differences in complications or recurrence of trichiasis. And a study in gambia that compared outcomes for village-based and hospital-based surgery found t...
Gambia in Medical Dictionary

Bacterial Infections

...holds pass bacterial infections back and forth and ... Bacterial Infections research topic ... Bacterial Infections News Releases. The gambia Pneumococcal Vaccine Trial. Pneumococcal Disease ... The Human Body: Systems Working Together, Abscess, Acne, Addison's Disease, AIDS and HIV, Alb...
Gambia in Biological News

No convincing evidence for decline in tropical forests

...n at a higher rate than previously thought. Dr Grainger uses data from FAOs latest report, published in 2006, to show that in a few countries, such as gambia and Vietnam, forest area has actually expanded since 1990, as the reforestation rate has exceeded the deforestation rate. He believes that a rise in ...

Leading experts cite poor health and nutrition as major barrier to education in developing world

...hild for intestinal worms. Matthew Jukes highlights the difference that effective treatment can make: Early childhood malaria prevention in the gambia led to children staying at school for 1 year longer; de-worming in Kenya increased school attendance by 7%; and iron supplementation in Indonesia impr...

Men shed light on the mystery of human longevity, study finds

...y patterns are probably most consistent with our ancestors," Puleston said about the four groups. The study also looked at several farming villages in gambia and, for comparison, a group of modern Canadians. In the less developed, traditional societies, males were as much as 5-to-15 years older than thei...

Advance in effort to fight malaria by tricking the mosquito's sense of smell

...hat also includes researchers from the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre in Tanzania and the Medical Research Council Laboratories in the gambia that is funded by a grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the Grand Challenges to Global Health Initiative in 2005 t...

HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy

... Leading HIV experts are alarmed that the government of The gambia is encouraging citizens living with HIV to stop taking antiretroviral medic...ected by this disease." Dr. Kuritzkes added. "We urge the government of the gambia to support their efforts as well." Dr. Kuritzkes concluded, "People ar...

Hope for major advance in fighting world killer disease

...fessor Williams expects the technique to spread round other clinicians in the region and elsewhere. His team has already received enquiries from the gambia in Africa. A commercial testing kit is currently being developed. ...

Fighting malaria by manipulating mosquitoes' sense of smell

...ent Centre in Tanzania and the Medical Research Council Laboratories in the gambia will be developing a fundamentally new approach to malaria control that rel... tests will be field tested in cooperating villages near Ifakara and in The gambia under the supervision of IHDRC and MRC Laboratories' researchers. "By co...
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