public health

Path to putting health on the political agenda in Africa

June 19, 2015

Photo credit: United Nations Health issues are hardly made election or political issue among African countries generally. Therefore, it is important for a medium to exist whereby both lay persons, professionals and policymakers can be engaged with health policy analysis, needful health information, ...

Broken Health: Rampant fraud plagues Indian medical schools

June 17, 2015

“India’s system for training doctors is broken. It is plagued by rampant fraud and unprofessional teaching practices, exacerbating the public health challenge facing this fast-growing but still poor nation of about 1.25 billion people. The ramifications spread beyond the country’s ...


May 23, 2015

  In order to strengthen its regulatory capacity in clinical trial and broaden access of Nigerians to new drugs, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has inaugurated the Nigerian Clinical Trial Technical Working Group (CT-TWG). Director General of NAFDAC, Dr. ...


May 23, 2015

Finally, the National Food Safety Management Committee (NFSMSC) is established and inaugurated with the Secretariat domiciled in the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). National Food Safety Policy developed by the Federal Ministry of Health recommended the ...

Tobacco firms challenge plain packaging law

May 22, 2015

Two of the world’s biggest tobacco companies have challenged the legality of the UK government’s plain packaging regulations. British American Tobacco and Philip Morris filed legal objections at the High Court in London on Friday. They claim that the new rules are illegal because they ...

Cholera outbreak hits 3,000 Burundi refugees

May 22, 2015

More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day. Cholera has infected about 3,000 people in Tanzania, the UN has said, where many Burundians have fled seeking refuge from their country’s unrest. Up to 400 new cases are ...

Ending Open Defecation in India: Long Way Ahead

May 21, 2015

photo: www.sunuptimes.com Pessimists claim that world is in a mess. Optimists however differ. Their contention is that progress in science, technology and communications has comparatively made the world a better place to live in. Optimists are right in their own belief. Their belief emanates from ...

Key Facts: 2014 Human Development Report on Africa

March 23, 2015

Sun, July 27, 2014 17:36:14 “Rwanda and Ethiopia achieved the fastest growth, followed by Angola, Burundi, Mali, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.” Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting ...
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