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  • Great strides have been made against disease and poverty

    WORLD, 2017/09/24 IF YOU look beyond the rich West, most of which has been in a funk ever since the financial crisis of 2007-08, the world has had an amazing run. Fully 6m fewer children under the age of five died in 2016 than in 1990. At no time before have so a lot of people been free of grinding poverty and ill health. At no time have women been so unlikely to die as a result of giving birth, or to lose a baby to illness. But the possibility that from presently on long winning streak humanity could be about to trip and fall is preoccupying Bill and Melinda Gates, a pair of self-described “impatient optimists” who run a foundation dedicated to solving the world’s problems. A statement from the foundation published on September 13th suggests that evolution on several fronts may be starting to falter. For a variety of reasons, from demography to American and European politics, Mr Gates fears that campaigns to eradicate extreme poverty, HIV and malaria are going awry. He as well believes that the rich world has not noticed. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has hitherto been characterised by confidence, particularly about the potential for technological innovation to solve the world’s knottiest problems. So the change of mood is significant. Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, describes the statement as “a wake-up call”.
  • Rwanda: Medical Drone Delivery System Wins Prestigious Global Award

    RWANDA, 2017/09/11 Medical drone delivery company Zipline's joint initiative with the government of Rwanda was on Friday awarded the 2017 Index Award, Body Category, in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The Index Awards-often referred to as the Nobel Prize for Design- are the majority prestigious awards in the field of design with previous winners inclunding icons such as Apple's Itunes and electric car giant Tesla. The Awards, in five categories, have prize money of up to €500,000.
  • Doctors in DRC suspend strike after deal with government

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2017/09/09 Congolese doctors suspended a two week strike over better pay in public hospitals on Wednesday (September 06), the major medical union has said. SYNAMED, Congo’s major doctors union said the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government had agreed to their demands for a fee increase. Currently, Congo’s doctors working in public hospitals earn about 350 USD a month, and want their pay increased to 1,000 USD a month, to help them adjust to the high rate of inflation.
  • Emirates Academy of Hospitality ranked among world’s top 10

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2017/09/08 The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) has been named part the top ten best hospitality schools in the world by world education research firm Education.com. EAHM is a part of UAE-based luxury hotel giant Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding. The business management institution was ranked alongside nine elite hotel schools incl
  • Yemen: Saudi Arabia 'should fund all humanitarian aid'

    SAUDI ARABIA, 2017/09/05 Saudi Arabia alone should fund all steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger in war-torn Yemen, a top UN official has said. Comments by David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), were unusually forthright for such a high-ranking UN official in criticising one party in a conflict.
  • Erdogan: Fight against drug addiction one of Turkey’s priorities

    TURKEY, 2017/08/26 Fight against drug addiction is one of priorities for Turkey, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkish media reported on August 25. He said that the youth is the next of Turkey. “Measures to combat drug dealers have been stepped up in Turkey in recent years,” Erdogan said.
  • 越南药品严重依赖进口投资潜力大

    越南, 2017/08/23 据惠誉旗下研究机构BMI的研究公告,越南药品销售市场增幅是东盟地区最高的,在全球175个国家中增幅排名第15位。 但是,国内生产的药品只能满足45%的需求,其余均需进口,进口额年增幅约为16%,且可能持续10年左右。法国和德国是排名前两位的供货商,其余为印度、韩国、中国、波兰、日本等。在进口消费品中,药品进口额甚至高于汽车进口额,因而,药品行业正成为外来投资商重视的热点。
  • 禽流感或已造成菲农业损失18亿比索

    菲律宾, 2017/08/22 菲农业行业协会(Sinag)表示,近期菲吕宋岛邦板牙省家禽养殖场遭遇禽流感侵袭,菲农业部颁布了禁止吕宋岛家禽运至其它地区的禁令,禽肉消费市场因而受挫,10天来或已造成约18亿比索损失。 该协会负责人罗森多表示,以养殖1万只家禽的小型养殖场为例,每个小型农场主约损失50万比索,大型农场的损失则会更加严峻。现时,由于禽流感疫情已蔓延至新怡诗夏省,菲农业部表示家禽运输禁令有效期可能会延长。
  • Healthcare Property holds benefits for Africa

    CANADA, 2017/08/20 As Africa tries to build up a listed real estate industry, healthcare real estate investment trust (REITs) become additional attractive on the continent. They would formalise an industry with much potential, advises Ortneil Kutama, Africa Property News Media Director. “REITs are well structured and provide investors with tax benefits and regular gain in theory as long as they make consistent profits,” Kutama said. Nations like South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria, which have growing populations, improving hospitals and healthcare industries, could gain capital boost. If the hospitals in these nations were listed, investors could bring that major capital boost.
  • Hospital Ship Decks in Douala Cameroon

    CAMEROON, 2017/08/18 The medical mission is placed under the supervision of the Initial Lady, Mrs. Chantal Biya, and under the auspices of the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang. Over 4500 patients begin receiving medical care today through an operation that will end June 2018. The major non-government hospital ship, Mercy Ships, arrived in Douala at about mid day yesterday. On hand to welcome the medical team was Cyrus Ngo'o, General Manager of the seaport. A brief moment of exchange between the seaport authority and the captain of the mobile hospital, John Borrow, during which both men harped on their remain , took place in the watchful eyes of media men and women.