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New Vaccine Inevitable to Eliminate TB

LUSAKA, 18 August 2015 (allAfrica) - Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem that continues to claim millions of lives each year. According to a media statement by the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and ZAMBART, increasing cases of drug-resistant TB and the combination of TB and HIV co-infection, has make the disease even more deadly and more difficult to treat.

One HIV Pill Treatment for Uganda

KAMPALA, 17 August 2015 (allAfrica) - Cipla Limited, a global pharmaceutical company which uses cutting edge technology and innovation to meet the everyday needs of all patients has launched 'One Pill a Day' HIV/AIDS therapy following the visit of Dr YK Hamied, Chairman, Cipla Ltd. to Kampala Uganda

Patients Fail to Respond to HIV Drugs

KAMPALA, 12 August 2015 (allAfrica) - Despite Uganda making major progress in HIV/AIDS treatment since the epidemic was reported in 1980s, a number of patients have since developed resistance to the available anti-retroviral drugs, with limited access to the hardline treatment also known as third line.

HIV Prevalence in Prisons Alarms Health Minister

HARARE, 11 August 2015 (allAfrica) - The prevalence of HIV and AIDS in prisons is a sign people are jailed while already infected or there is rampant homosexuality behind bars, Health and Childcare Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said.

Misuse of Antiretrovirals Poses Threat to HIV Success Story

NAIROBI, 10 August 2015 (allAfrica) -In Kenya, misuse of life-saving antiretroviral drugs may be undermining the world's greatest achievement to date in response to HIV.

WHO World Breastfeeding Week Message : Breastfeeding and work -- Let’s make it work!

GENEVA, 3 August 2015 (WHO) - Every year, the global community sets aside a week to draw attention to the vital importance of breastfeeding, not only in the lives of the most disadvantaged children but also in the strength of societies. The theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, Breastfeeding and Work -- Let’s make it work!, focuses on what we can do to help millions of working mothers give their babies the best possible start in life -- by supporting stronger workplace policies that promote breastfeeding.

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