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WHO approves first African-manufactured malaria drug

The combination therapy for seasonal malaria chemoprevention is made in Kenya Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A leading Kenya-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, Universal Corporation Ltd (UCL), has become the first African manufacturer to gain WHO prequalification for their sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine + amodiaquine product. Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine + amodiaquine (SPAQ) is a combination drug used …

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Neoliberal minority rule

If democracy was never the concern of neoliberals, the creed’s offspring aren’t ashamed to rule in its name COMMENT | JAMES LIVINGSTONE | Readers of The Economist and other such august publications have encountered report after report in recent years lamenting, celebrating, or coolly analysing the demise of neoliberalism. One might …

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To save democracy, fight inequality

Concentration of wealth among a few Big Tech billionaires translates into political and is anathema to democracy  COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | In these tumultuous times, it often feels like one shock quickly eclipses another. Before one problem can be solved, another crisis emerges. Just a few weeks ago, the war …

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TB vaccine a big deal

ANALYSIS | Charles Shey Wiysonge | The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for TB has been used for 100 years. It is largely effective for children under five, but less so in older people and can’t be used on patients who have certain medical conditions. Today we’re the closest we’ve ever been to …

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Debate over eating frequency

Is it better to eat several small meals or fewer larger ones? ANALYSIS | LINDSEY DESOTO | It is widely accepted in modern culture that people should divide their daily diet into three large meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – for optimal health. This belief primarily stems from culture …

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