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Newly Described Human Antibody Prevents Malaria in Mice

Scientists have discovered a human antibody that protected mice from infection with the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The research findings provide the basis for future testing in humans to determine if the antibody can […]

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WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines, require fewer doses, and […]

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INCREASED RISK OF OTOTOXICITY FOLLOWING CONCOMITANT ADMINISTRATION OF GENTAMICIN AND FUROSEMIDE

National Drug Authority reminds Healthcare providers about the increased risk of ototoxicity following concomitant administration of gentamicin and furosemide. Nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity are the most important side effects of aminoglycosides for example Gentamicin. Furosemide is […]

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1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

According to  new research from WHO, an estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified. This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat […]

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WHO guidelines on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals

Overview These guidelines present evidence-based recommendations and best practice statements on use of medically important antimicrobials in food-producing animals, based on the WHO list of critically important antimicrobials for human medicine (WHO CIA List). These […]

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New WHO Guidelines for Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued updated recommendations for the use of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine, including a WHO report containing excerpts of the new recommendations that was published in Vaccine.1,2 The WHO […]

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Scientists Develop Blood Test That Spots Tumor-Derived DNA in People With Early-Stage Cancers

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in blood […]

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WHO guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of ART (Jul. 2017)

Overview The objectives of these guidelines are to provide recommendations outlining a public health approach to managing people presenting with advanced HIV disease, and to provide guidance on the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy […]

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2017 Update of guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care

The WHO Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care (2017 update) contains policy recommendations on priority areas in the treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care. The main highlights of the guidelines are: […]

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Pillfinder

Pillfinder is a mobile application (app) that can be downloaded freely from google play store. It contains more than 5,000 medications found in Uganda. It is currently available for android phones only. Other versions will […]

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