Kenya Urges Africa to Reinforce surveillance on Malaria Drug Resistance

NAIROBI, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — Kenya on Friday called on Sub Saharan African (SSA) to step up surveillance on malaria drug resistance in the region.
Ben Andagalu, principal investigator of malaria at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) said that the countries should offer oversight on quality of malaria drugs coming into the countries.

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Universal Health Coverage: Rwanda Urges African Governments to Fund Healthcare

Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has called on Africa’s heads of governments to collaborate towards healthcare financing. Gashumba made the call at the ongoing Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019 (Africa Health 2019) holding in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Patient Free Of HIV After Stem Cell Treatment

The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has now been in remission for 18 months and is no longer taking HIV drugs. The researchers say it’s too early to say the patient is ‘cured’ of HIV. Experts caution the approach is not practical for healthy people with HIV, but may ultimately help find a cure. The male ‘London’ patient, who has not been named, was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012.

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