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LESS THAN 20% of the estimated number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) emerging each year worldwide are diagnosed as such, and an even smaller percentage receive appropriate secondline treatment. The cost of MDR-TB treatment is a major barrier to treatment scale-up in many settings, with MDR-TB treatment estimated to cost around 26 times more than...
This Clinical Mentorship Manual comes at a time when a renewed focus is being placed on strengthening the delivery and improving the quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services, the cornerstone of the national health care system.
 Triple-fold Increase in Cases Since 2009A massive increase in malaria cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is overwhelming existing treatment capacity, demanding a comprehensive and stepped-up response, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today.  DRC. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF  MSF’...
Opportunity to transform medical innovation before health ministers 65th World Health Assembly to debate binding convention on R&D GENEVA – The world’s health ministers, gathering in Geneva for the World Health Assembly this week, will decide whether or not to start the process for a binding agreement that would jumpstart research and development (R&D) for medical needs that are...
Will leaders act now to save lives and make health care free in poor countries? User fees for health care are a life or death issue for millions of people in poor countries. Too poor to pay, women and children are paying with their lives. People who can’t pay are often imprisoned in hospitals until their families can clear their bills. For those who do pay, over 100 million are pushed...
  Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from the world's most pronounced crisis in human resources for health: 36 of the 57 countries that now face health worker shortages are in Africa. These shortages intensify and are intensified by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
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