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8 Jul 2008
A factsheet aims to shed light on the right to health in international human rights law.
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); World Health Organization (WHO)
3 Mar 2008
A study finds Kenyan health workers are still prescribing non-recommended antimalarials that cause drug resistance.
26 Feb 2008
Dr Mirta Roses says some diseases could be eliminated by 2015.
13 Feb 2008
The increasing commercialization of health care as a result of globalization is discussed in a new policy brief from the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).
Improved control of neglected tropical diseases in Brazil would be a highly cost-effective health measure and a cost-effective anti-poverty measure, according to an article in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
5 Feb 2008
Exciting results reported from a small clinical trial of a malaria vaccine in Mali.
Source: Source: SciDev.Net
29 Jan 2008
TropIKA’s Tatum Anderson interviews Dr Gill Samuels who took over the position of Chair of the Foundation Council of the Global Forum for Health Research in November 2007.
22 Jan 2008
The World Health Assembly recognition of the public health problems caused by schistosome infections promotes efforts towards schistosomiasis morbidity control.
21 Jan 2008
Vector control was the primary tool for controlling filariasis in the Pacific when effective antifilarial drugs were unknown and, even after effective antifilarials became available, was preferred because mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns were considered too labour intensive .
Recent evidence suggests that anopheline transmitted lymphatic filariasis can be eliminated worldwide because of the phenomenon of facilitation.
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