Ghana: Uganda Delegation Understudies Ghana's Health Waste Management System
[Ghana Govt.] A five-member delegation from the Ministry of Health in Uganda with support from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, is in Ghana to understudy the country's best practices in health care waste management.
[Premium Times] British-Nigerian-American actor, David Oyelowo, has joined other global artistes and athletes to sign an open letter to seven-year- olds, promising to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics by 2030 - the year the children will become adults.
July 30, 2019IntraHealth International,The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Japan Center for International Exchange will host SwitchPoint Shibuya—a globally-curated event focused on inventive approaches to solving health challenges in Africa. The August 31st event will feature talks and performances, interactive microlabs, and a networking reception. The conference will take place at state-of-the-art creative incubator EDGEof in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo, just days after theSeventh Tokyo Conference on African Development, where...
[Monitor] In 2016, deaths caused by viral hepatitis surpassed all chronic infectious diseases, including HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a Global Burden of Disease study. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Uganda stands at 4.1 per cent, which means that 1.75 million people are infected. This is according to a study carried out by the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Conclusions: Many facilities use innovative practices along the HIV care cascade to address bottlenecks and challenges. These have the potential to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery and support the attainment of the 90-90-90 treatment targets. Replicating these practices would require further implementation research and a mind shift of donors, governments, and implementers from a metric of coverage to a stronger focus on efficiency and impact.
[New Dawn] The Global Fund congratulated the United Kingdom for demonstrating outstanding leadership in global health with a strong commitment to help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and save millions of lives around the world.
[Global Fund] Tokyo -The Global Fund praised the great leadership by the Government of Japan for its renewed, strong commitment against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with funding that will contribute to saving one million lives in the coming three-year period.
[WHO] A new scorecard -- the first to examine hepatitis prevalence and response in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, shows that only three of the 47 countries are on track to eliminate the disease that affects one in 15 people in the region. Dying of viral hepatitis in Africa is becoming a bigger threat than dying of AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis.
In 2016, musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries accounted for more deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined .Despite these data, injuries, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), receive less financial support, and care is focused on prevention rather than treatment [2,3]. Many healthcare facilities in LMICs are underprepared to manage the increasing volume of patients with serious injuries [4,5].
Environmental and climate changes can profoundly affect the population physical and mental health. Environmental medicine focuses on interactions between human health and the environment, including factors such as polluted air and water, exposure to toxic chemicals linked to diseases. Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015 —16% of all deaths worldwide—three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, and 15 times more than from all w...
For many countries, including Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, 2017 was a transition year for support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as one funding cycle closed and another would be...