Communication et sensibilisation

India is next stop for GSK sales and marketing overhaul

GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) will bring its cleaned-up marketing and sales focus to India by following steps it took in China as it looks to shake off the damage its reputation took with the massive $489 million fine it paid last year for bribing doctors and hospitals to buy its drugs.


Two teens infected by Zika virus now recovered

CHIANG MAI -- A boy and a girl, both aged 13 years, diagnosed as infected with the Zika virus were now free of the disease, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Wednesday. 
Natee Damrong, mayor of Tambon Sai Sai Luang Municipality, issued an announcement under the Municipality Act of 1953 on Tuesday declaring Ban Cho village in tambon San Sai Noi a disease control area after after the two 13-year-old residents were found on June 20 to have the Zika virus in their bloodstream.


Les efforts pour en finir avec l’épidémie de sida et atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) sont étroitement liés et peuvent conduire à une transformation sociale plus large, centrée sur les individus : telle est la conclusion d’une table ronde organisée dans le cadre de la Réunion de haut niveau de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies sur la fin du sida, qui a eu lieu à New York, aux États-Unis, du 8 au 10 juin.

Des fonds pour la lutte contre Ebola détournés en Guinée?

L’argent devait servir notamment à la formation des tradi-praticiens dans la lutte contre Ebola. Un projet qui avait été validé et financé par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). Mais en Guinée comme ailleurs, qu’on fasse cas de détournement de fonds destinés à un projet dans le domaine de la santé n’est malheureusement pas une première.

L’épidémie de dengue déclarée en Nouvelle-Calédonie

La Nouvelle-Calédonie a été déclarée, mercredi 25 mai, en situation d’épidémie de dengue, en raison de la multiplication et de la propagation de la maladie dans l’archipel. « Le foyer de sérotype 1, qui a débuté le 26 janvier dans les quartiers du faubourg Blanchot, à Nouméa, persiste et s’étend progressivement. Deux cents cas ont été répertoriés à la date du 24 mai, dont 16 cas confirmés », a détaillé le gouvernement local dans un communiqué.

FDA approves vaccine to prevent cholera for travelers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vaxchora, a vaccine for the prevention of cholera caused by serogroup O1 in adults 18 through 64 years of age traveling to cholera-affected areas. Vaxchora is the only FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of cholera.

The Zika Virus Has Changed Little over 70 Years--So Why Is It a Problem Now?

Zika is more pernicious than public health officials anticipated. At present, it is circulating in more than 50 countries. And as of mid-May, seven countries or territories have reported cases of microcephaly or other serious birth defects linked to the virus, which is trans­mitted by mosquito bite, blood transfusion or sexual contact with an infected human. It can also be passed from mother to fetus during pregnancy.

WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively.

Hustling Dollars for Public Health

On Tuesday, a woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly, a malformed head, in New Jersey. Federal officials say there are more than 300 pregnant women possibly infected with Zika around the country. Yet every time an emergency like this happens, public health officials must go begging bowl in hand to Congress for the funds to deal with it. And as the current squabble between Republicans and President Obama over money for the Zika virus shows, there’s no guarantee of significant or even timely relief.