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Keystone Radiology Partners with GE Healthcare to Advance Diagnostic Services at MooiMed Private Hospital

Keystone Medical has a focus on dedicated specialist diagnostic services delivering expert, efficient and reproducible quality to clinicians

GE Healthcare (GEHealthcare.com) has partnered with Keystone Radiology at MooiMed Private Hospital, to provide advanced diagnostic solutions for its Medical and Surgical patients, as well as the Sports and Orthopaedic Institute. The advanced technology which includes GE Healthcare’s Revolution ACT Computed-Tomography (CT) Scanner, SIGNA™ Explorer Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System…

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Cote d’ Ivoire and Liberia both Launch National Immunisation Programmes for Human-Papillomavirus (HPV)

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women aged 15 to 44 years in Cote D’ Ivoire

MSD (www.MSD.co.za), known as Merck & Co., Inc., (NYSE: MRK) in the United States and Canada, congratulates both Cote d’ Ivoire and Liberia on the successful launch of the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) for the Human-Papillomavirus (HPV - the main cause of cervical cancer).[1] Approximately 530 000 women are diagnosed…

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West and Central Africa Expands Access to HIV Treatment, But Falls Short of Targets

At the end of 2018, 53% of adults (people aged 15 and over) were accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to 39% in 2015

West and Central Africa has made significant progress in expanding access to HIV treatment in the past three years. At the end of 2018, 53% of adults (people aged 15 and over) were accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to 39% in 2015[i]. However, the region still lags behind East and Southern…

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United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Observes World AIDS Day

UNAMID peacekeepers (civilian, military and police), participated in a march and observed a minute of silence in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to this disease

On 1 December 2019, UNAMID’s HIV/AIDS Unit celebrated World AIDS Day at the Mission headquarters in Zalingei, Central Darfur, under the theme "Communities make the difference". The event, attended by UNAMID Force commander, Lieutenant General Leonard Ngondi and Acting Police Commissioner, Dr. Sultan Temuri as well as Mission staff, included drama and cultural performances.  UNAMID peacekeepers…

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Third group of refugees evacuated to Rwanda from Libya with UNHCR support

The group of 116 landed at Kigali International Airport at 2245 last night (Sunday 24 November)

More than 100 vulnerable refugees, including several babies born in detention centres in Libya, have arrived in Rwanda on a humanitarian evacuation flight organised by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The group of 116 landed at Kigali International Airport at 2245 last night (Sunday 24 November). They have been taken…

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Young Talent Sub-Saharan Africa 2019 Awards L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program: 20 women researchers awarded

Coming from 15 countries, these computer scientists, engineers or biologists, prove the diversity and crucial role of women's scientific research on the continent

Yesterday in Dakar, as part of the 10th edition of its regional program For Women in Science, the L'Oréal Foundation (http://bit.ly/37vVPE0), alongside UNESCO held a ceremony honoring 20 female researchers who received the 2019 Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa. Document Link: http://bit.ly/2KKPzyp “The number of women in Science is not…

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Antimicrobial resistance on his own leg turns a Kenyan health worker into an advocate for wiser use of antibiotics

When the thigh wound grew bigger, the health worker, being well versed in the perils of contagion, feared it would trigger an internal infection

Josphat, a health worker based in Nairobi, needed a skin graft on his leg in 2013. But then, what is typically a common procedure nowadays became a medical nightmare. The donor site on his thigh took longer to heal than expected and was nonresponsive to conventional antibiotics. Laboratory tests revealed…

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A new pharma initiative to reduce the cost of medicines and healthcare

The meeting discussed the role of African businesses in driving the growth in this sector as well as the need for financing instruments to facilitate pooled procurement

A high-level meeting of policymakers, regulators and industry experts in the field of pharmaceuticals and trade opened in Addis Ababa, Thursday to discuss a bold path towards affordable pharmaceuticals through leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area.  The Continent is home to 11% of the world’s population yet it carries…

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South Sudan: More Than 200,000 Children Forced to Flee Their Homes Following Flooding

Families already facing extreme malnutrition now taking refuge in displaced to temporary shelters

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families – many of whom were already facing extreme malnutrition - have been displaced by heavy rainfall and are now living in temporary, makeshift settlements across South Sudan. Save the Children is deeply concerned for the health of more than 420,000 people, including…

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Vantage exits its Genser Ghana investment

When Vantage invested in March 2013, Genser had built and operated two power facilities with a combined output of 35 megawatts

Vantage Capital (VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest independent mezzanine fund, announced this week that it successfully exited its $18.5 million mezzanine investment in Genser Energy, a management-owned, independent power producer.  Genser provides distributed power generation solutions in Ghana to multinational industrial and mining companies including Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Kinross Gold Corporation, and more recently, Perseus Mining Limited and Golden Star Resources. Vantage’s exit was financed by a consortium of South African banks including Standard Bank,…