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Merck Germany Expands Diabetes, Thyroid Dysfunction education in collaboration with Academia From Africa to Asia

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Written by Kevin Wafula

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has widened its global fight against diabetes and thyroid dysfunction from Africa to Asia. Following three years of success providing education and awareness creation and advocacy for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities, Merck has extended its Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) initiative to Asia through forging a partnership with University of Indonesia and Maharashtra University to boost diabetes and thyroid dysfunction healthcare capacity in India and Indonesia.

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Malawi’s flood-affected communities hit by Cholera

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Written by Martha Mulamu

A cholera outbreak is further jeopardizing the health of 230,000 people recently displaced by floods in Malawi. The majority of those affected are living in temporary camps where access to safe water and improved sanitation, both essential for the prevention of an epidemic, is an immediate challenge. The Red Cross, through its solid network of volunteers, is on the ground, constructing new latrines and repairing damaged boreholes, however, without an influx of resources, there is concern that the caseload will increase, increasing the vulnerability of already fragile families.

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Ebola: African Union lauds Liberia for resumption of normality

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Written by Abuje Cheki

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has applauded Liberians for returning to work, defying Ebola outbreak that had crippled the entire West Africa in the recent past months.

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AU receives back first batch of Ebola fighting African health personnel

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Written by Kevin Wafula

Seventeen health workers who were the first to be deployed to fight Ebola in West Africa under the African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) returned from Liberia upon completion of their tour of duty and were welcomed back by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

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HIV: Promoting leadership, raising African women

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Written by Frank Khumalo

The dawn of this decade has evidenced increasing recognition of the pivotal influence women have on the success of development programs. The success of women empowerment programs has increased appreciation for understanding that Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) play a key role in the HIV and sexual reproductive health and development issues at national, regional and global levels.

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