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An article from FierceBiotechIT
November 23, 2015 - Amazon has made The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) PanCancer data sets freely available through its cloud platform. The addition of the data sets continues Amazon's push to...
An article from the WHO
November 22, 2015 - The cholera outbreak in Iraq has continued to decline over the past 3 weeks with a few cases being reported from the affected districts or governorates. A total of 4858 laboratory-confirmed cases tested at provincial...
An article from AllAfrica
November 22, 2015 - Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has approved the new dosage for anti-malarial drug, coartem (Artemether/Lumefantrine), or popularly known as 'Alu' which now comprises only six instead of 24 tables.   Experts said...
Un article de BBC Afrique
November 22, 2015 - Au Liberia, les services de santé vérifient si les trois personnes récemment infectées par le virus Ebola ont eu avec leur entourage des contacts pouvant entraîner de nouvelles infections, selon le correspondant de BBC Afrique...
An article from Reuters
November 22, 2015 - Liberia has placed 153 people under surveillance as it seeks to control a new Ebola outbreak in the capital more than two months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials said.   Three Ebola cases...
An article from the Hindustan Times
November 22, 2015 - Before the year ends, India will introduce a new injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), in its immunisation schedule. This will be one of the few remaining steps on the road to ensuring that no Indian child is crippled or...
An article from AllAfrica
November 21, 2015 - Kenyan children will from next month benefit from an extra dose of injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).   The Ministry of Health has received about 800,000 doses of the vaccine for the exercise, through Gavi, the global...
Un article de RFI
November 21, 2015 - Durant deux mois, le Liberia a été considéré exempt du virus. Mais ce vendredi, trois nouveaux cas d’Ebola ont été confirmés par l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) dans le pays. Une déception énorme.   C'est un coup dur...
An article from AllAfrica
November 21, 2015 - A voluntary door-to-door HIV testing campaign will soon be launched, the ministry of health has said.   The campaign will first be launched in Nairobi, Kisumu and Homa Bay, where high HIV prevalence has been recorded.   Only 55...
An article from AllAfrica
November 21, 2015 - The first malaria vaccine RTS,S, will initially be rolled out on a pilot basis, given its limited efficacy, World Health Organisation advisory group has recommended.   The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on...
An article from Reuters Africa
November 20, 2015 - A new case of Ebola emerged in Liberia on Friday in a setback for the country declared free of the disease on Sept. 3 and for the region, which is struggling to end an epidemic that has killed around 11,300 people.   The...
An article from UN News Centre
November 19, 2015 - With roughly six weeks left under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of eight universally-agreed goals adopted in 2000 to rid the world of extreme poverty and disease by 2015 – global leaders,...
An article from the Washington Post
November 18, 2015 - ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — In a surprising turnaround, Pakistan appears to be finally getting a handle on its polio epidemic, thanks to unorthodox tactics such as tracking residents’ cellphones.   The 85 percent decline in new cases...
An article from The Guardian
November 18, 2015 - Government advisers have said the HPV vaccine offered to girls aged 12 or 13 to help protect them against cervical cancer should also be available to men who have sex with men.   The Joint Committee on Vaccination and...
An article from the Associated Press
November 18, 2015 - JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Swaziland could eliminate malaria by the end of 2016 or in early 2017, likely making it the first mainland country in sub-Saharan Africa to get rid of the deadly disease, according to an international...
Un article de Le Monde Afrique
November 17, 2015 - Le dernier malade connu du virus Ebola en Guinée, un nouveau-né âgé de 19 jours, a été guéri et a quitté l’hôpital de Conakry où il était soigné, ont annoncé lundi les autorités de santé publique.   « Le dernier cas confirmé d’...
An article from the New York Times
November 17, 2015 - DAKAR, Senegal — The worst Ebola outbreak in history took a big step toward ending on Tuesday when Guinea, the only nation where the virus had been lingering, began its official countdown to being declared free of the disease...
An article from Reuters
November 16, 2015 - LONDON, Nov 16 People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fuelling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, the World Health Organization...
An article from Ghana Web
November 16, 2015 - The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) have jointly recommended pilot projects to understand how to best use a vaccine...
An article from Devex
November 16, 2015 - Disease eradication entails the total stopping of the transmission of an infectious disease, reducing the prevalence of the disease to zero. To date, only one disease — smallpox — has been successfully eradicated. The next...

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