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The Septrin controversy

Why those fighting to have the medication might be misguided Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | November 27 marked a twist in months’ long ping- pong between government and people living with HIV over government’s failure to provide the antibiotic drug Cotrimoxazole – septrin as part of the package of treatment …

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Vaccinating against superbugs

By 2050 some 10 million people across the globe could succumb to drug-resistant diseases Kampala, Uganda | SETH BERKLEY & JEREMY FARRAR | Whether you live below the poverty line in the slums of Karachi or work as a banker on Wall Street, drug-resistant “superbugs” are among the gravest threats to …

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South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday. The ministry of health’s vaccination campaign, with cooperation from the WHO, will target healthcare and …

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Gabon’s Bongo suffered a stroke: vice president

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is recovering at a private residence …

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New Ebola drug tried in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomised, controlled trial is enrolling patients of any age with confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) at a treatment unit in …

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AIDS treatment has progressed

But without a vaccine, suffering still abounds Kampala, Uganda | MAUREEN MILLER | I mentioned to a friend; a gay man nearing 60, that World AIDS Day, which has been observed on Dec. 1 since 1988, was almost upon us. He had no idea that World AIDS Day still exists. This …

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