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Unprecedented Scale-Up of Voluntary Male Circumcision Begins in Swaziland and Zambia

The Male Circumcision Partnership expands access to proven HIV prevention intervention WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a significant move from research on male circumcision to full-scale implementation, the Male Circumcision Partnership is launching a massive scale-up of ...

New arenavirus discovered as cause of hemorrhagic fever outbreak in South Africa and Zambia

May 28, 2009Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases of National Health Laboratory Service (NICD-NHLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences Corporation have dis...

USAID Participates in White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conferences in Rwanda and Zambia

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) highlights the success of the President's Malaria Initiative and of the Agency's community partnerships in Africa as part of two White House conferences in Rwanda and Zambia this week. Ad...

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 ...

Pharmaco in Zambia Scrutinizes the Side Effects of Medicines Launched In the Market

A new vigilant body was set up by the Zambia Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (PRA). The main purpose of this body is to monitor the safety of medicines during the post marketing// surveillance process. Pharmaco, as the monitoring body is named would supervise all adverse reactions due to a part...

Herbal remedies to be tested by Zambia for AIDS treatment

In response to the global burden imposed by the widespread incidence of AIDS, Zambia has initiated clinical drug trials involving herbal medicines. //It has been estimated that one in every six Zambians are afflicted with the disease. The initiative would focus on the efficacy of herbal remedie...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

The AIDS drugs Viracept, by Roches laboratories have caused panic among the users who feel that the drug may not be safe due to contamination. There are many HIV-positive Zambians on the antiretroviral therapy. The HIV drug has been recalled after a "human error" led to a higher than norma...

Diagnostic Tests for Malaria Underused in Zambia

Despite improvements in the ability to diagnose malaria, these diagnostic tests are often underused in Zambia, and patients with negative test results are often prescribed anti-malaria medications, according to a study. The recent introduction of the effective but expensive artemisinin-bas...

Global Health Advocates Call for Pan-African Voices to Speak Up

... http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/page/-/PDFs/Broken_Promises_Factsheet_May_2009.pdf Open Letter to President Obama from Mr. Felix Mwanza of zambia http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/page/-/PDFs/Felix_Mwanza_Open_Letter_to_Barack_Obama.pdf ...

Open source mobile technology software reinventing health care in developing countries

...the hugely successful Measles Initiative for measles vaccination, which has helped reduce measles deaths by nearly 90 percent in Africa since 2000. In zambia and Kenya, the EpiSurveyor software has streamlined the inoculation of children against measles, provided new information on HIV and even helped to co...

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Zambia in Medical Technology

New PRO2000 HIV-Prevention Findings Important Milestone on Path Toward Development of Effective Vaginal Microbicide

...with HIV's interactions with its target cells. Results from the four-year trial (HPTN 035), conducted in Malawi, South Africa, the United States, zambia and Zimbabwe, show that both products are safe as tested. Quite importantly, while BufferGel unfortunately did not show a protective effect against HI...

Indevus Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase III Trial of PRO 2000

... St. George's Hospital, London, and the Universities of York, Southampton and Barcelona. Clinical sites are located in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, zambia and Mozambique. MDP has built a vigorous multicultural and multidisciplinary research network ready to undertake future work of comparable importanc...

Tampax and Always Launch Protecting Futures Program Dedicated to Helping African Girls Stay in School

...living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in Africa. HERO, along with its in-country partners, works with schools in Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia and zambia to provide each school with a comprehensive "HERO Package" that includes feeding programs, classrooms (repair and construction), toilets, clean water,...
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Infectious disease

... ... Heart Disease . Infectious Disease . Mental Health ... INFECTIOUS DISEASE HEADLINES ... Centre for Infectious Disease Research in zambia (CIDRZ) Chandipura virus ... Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology Network. Global Public Health Intelligence ... Find Infectious Diseas...

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...orth-northwest of... The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are some of the largest in the world. Livermore Falls , Maine, USA. The official town website for info and news around ...
Zambia in Biological News

A quarter of the world's population depends on degrading land

... worst-affected countries, with more than 50 per cent of territory degrading are, in Africa, the Congo, Zaire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sierra Leone, zambia and the most affected (95 per cent degrading) Swaziland; in Asia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Korea and Indonesia. In terms of the rural popul...

Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival

...ants, they should exclusively breast-feed, followed by a rapid weaning four to six months after birth. But according to the study conducted in Lusaka, zambia by Mailman School researchers, which was published in the July 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , abrupt cessation of breast-feeding b...

Women with AIDS face cervical cancer threat

...t Dr. Groesbeck Parham, gynecologic oncologist and Director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in zambia (CIDRZ) warns that women being treated for AIDS could end up dying of cervical cancer unless they have access to screening and treatment. We are savi...

Fish extinctions alter critical nutrients in water, study shows

...ng." The simulations, which relied on data from Rio Las Marias, a Venezeulan river, and Lake Tanganyika, a massive lake bordering Tanzania, Zaire, zambia and Burundi, also shed light on the roles that surviving species might play in replacing the lost nutrients. In both ecosystems studied, when survivin...

30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent

...aunched a Phase II trial in Uganda and Zambia, part of a multi-site study that also included three sites in South Africa. The South Africa, Uganda and zambia trial sites are now fully enrolled with data expected later this year. Two of the most advanced trials underway in 2007 are from Sanofi-Paste...

Malaria treatment efficacy compromised in certain HIV-positive patients

...sion. In this study, Dr. Van geertruyden and colleagues from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium and the Tropical Disease Research Center in zambia show that HIV-positive patients with low CD4 cell counts tended to have an increased risk of malaria treatment failure when compared to both HIV-negat...

New partnership to clear landmines for African Elephants

...their fields. Similarly, the 130,000 elephants of northern Botswana cannot re-establish themselves in their historical foraging areas in Angola and zambia because of the landmines that create a manmade barrier separating the Chobe region from the upper Cuando and Zambezi Rivers. The ranging area of these...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

... contracting the virus when exposed to it. 60 percent of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, are female, Quinn says, and in South Africa, zambia and Zimbabwe, young women ages 15 to 24 are three to six times more likely to be infected than men. Women make up half the adult population living wit...
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