Health

Meet Sam Baddoo, The Entrepreneur Merging Tech and Insurance To Advance Healthcare In Africa

Healthcare on the African continent has been a huge challenge for a long time. Every year, lack of access to basic health care results in millions of deaths and stories of pain and suffering. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), ‘a majority of Africans, mostly the poor and those in the middle-income bracket, rely …

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Meet Dr. Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona, The Nigerian Scientist Behind New Anti-TB Drugs

According to the World Health Organisation, a total of 1.5 million people died from TB in 2020, making the infection the 13th leading cause of death and the second leading infectious killer after COVID-19. Eight countries account for two thirds of the total, with India leading the count, followed by China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, …

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AstraZeneca marks anniversary of first COVAX vaccine deliveries to Africa

The Company is committed to expanding and accelerating vaccine supply to the African region through 2022 and beyond to help governments reach their vaccination targets One year ago, the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine began to arrive in countries across the world through the COVAX initiative, as part of the largest global vaccination …

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Pat and Partners Intl Donates to the Amanfrom Health Centre, Accra

Pat and Partners International Foundation has donated assorted medical consumables and drugs to the Amanfrom Health Center, Accra. The gesture is part of it’s support to the healthcare needs of health facilities in the koose zone of the Adentan Municipal Assembly under it’s flagship program “Operation Random Acts of Kindness” Pat & Partners International is …

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Meet Prof. Margaret Gyapong, First Black African Woman To Receive Prestigious EDCTP Award For Contribution To Science

Professor Margaret Gyapong is a  Professor of Applied Health Social Science at UHAS, and adjunct professor of Global Health at Georgetown University. She is the third woman in the world and the first black African woman to receive the coveted Outstanding Female Scientist Prize from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership for her work …

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Meet Emmanuel Amehaga, The Young Engineer Behind the 5-in-1 Neonatal Bed

A newborn baby dies in Ghana once every 15 minutes, according to UNICEF. That is approximately 29,000 newborn deaths each year, many of which are the result of breathing difficulties. Every year in Ghana around 140,000 babies—14 percent—are born premature and 8,400 of these preterm babies die in under 30 days. Like many other developing countries, …

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Scientists Cure Woman of HIV, Signals Hope For Infected People

A woman receiving treatment for leukaemia in the United States has become the first woman and the third person to date to be cured of HIV after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally resistant to the virus that causes AIDS. The unnamed 64-year-old woman of mixed race is also the …

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New AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine data further support its use as third dose booster

New data from ongoing trial showed increased antibody response against Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma variants following third dose booster with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Additional analysis showed increased antibody response to Omicron after a third dose Positive results from a preliminary analysis of an ongoing safety and immunogenicity trial (D7220C00001) showed that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine …

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Evusheld (formerly AZD7442) long-acting antibody combination authorised for emergency use in the US for pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19

AstraZeneca’s Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab),a long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination, has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) in the US for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19, with first doses expected to become available very soon. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the EUA for Evusheld for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in adults and adolescents …

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Mastercard Foundation & Africa CDC’s Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative Delivers 1.2 Million Vaccines to Ghana

The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC jointly announced that 1.2 million vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative have landed in Ghana and are set for distribution. The shipment is part of a first tranche of vaccines to be delivered under the initiative. The Through Saving Lives and Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation is purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people across Africa. Thevaccines will be distributed within …

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