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Water and Sanitation News
South Africa: five million still need water, new White Paper on its way
Mozambique: US$ 1 billion needed for water supply programme
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN agency distributes food to 2,530 returnees

FDA Approves Vertex Protease Inhibitor 908; Drug To Be Sold Under the Name Lexiva

CHAD: Oil boom raises expectations, but fails to meet them

AFRICA: Youth to quiz MPs on global AIDS

SOUTH AFRICA: Voluntary licenses granted on cheap AIDS drugs

UGANDA: Defences strengthened in AIDS battle

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Bangui, French agency sign US $10.3 million project agreements

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Donor response still slow

Maternal Deaths Disproportionately High in Developing Countries

SARS, Bioterrorism Fears Spur WHO Regulations Revision

No Evidence That SARS Is Airborne, WHO Says

WHO, UNICEF Call For Increased Effort To Fight Measles

South Africa's AIDS Epidemic Peaked in 2002; Number of New Infections Expected to Level Off, Study Says

Botswana To Implement Routine HIV Testing in Government Clinics

U.S. Blocking of Canadian Generic Drug Plan Would Be 'Staggering Display of Bad Faith,' Nation Columnist Says






View highlights of the ICASA 2003 Conference held in Nairobi Kenya from 21st-26th Sept. 2003


Training & Capacity Development

The Africa-America Institute 's will celebrate its 50th Anniversary by hosting its 19th Annual Awards Dinner to be held at the United Nations in New York City. On September 23rd, 2003. AAI will present the African National Achievement Awards to President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on behalf of the People of Kenya and the People of Uganda, respectively.

Since 1953, the AAI has been the primary strategic partner of government agencies and private donors in education and professional training programs that prepare Africans to build healthy societies. AAI has accelerated the ability of African nations to mold their own futures by helping 20,000 Africans complete college, graduate level and professional training.


More Features

Research on the web
Reproductive health struggles in Nigeria,
The Lancet Medical Journal,
On the Science of SARS,
The Scientist,
Knowledge into action for child survival,
The Lancet Medical Journal,
Outbreak News
October 10, 2003 Cholera in Liberia - update

October 10, 2003 Yellow fever in Sierra Leone - update

September 2, 2003 Rift Valley fever in Egypt

September 2, 2003 Cholera in Liberia - Update 4

August 20, 2003 Yellow fever in Sierra Leone

August 20, 2003 Cholera in Liberia - Update 3

August 16, 2003 Cholera in Liberia - Update 2

August 16, 2003 Cholera in Liberia - Update

August 16, 2003 Plague in Algeria - Update 2

June 25, 2003 Plague in Algeria


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In Brief

Postexposure HIV Prophylaxis Effective for Newborns

Postexposure HIV prophylaxis is effective for new- borns, according to the results of a study published in the Oct. 11 issue of The Lancet. The investigators suggest that nevirapine and zidovudine may protect newborns whose mothers missed opportu- nities for prenatal prophylaxis.

In Brief

Africa's visionary editor

Professor James Tumwine launched an African medical journal two
years ago that is already indexed on Medline

In Brief

Speech by Stephen Lewis at the Official Opening of 13th ICASA

Address by Stephen Lewis UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa at the Official Opening of the XIIIth International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa Nairobi, 21 Septem- ber 2003 5:00 p.m.


In Brief


The 53rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa ended Friday in Johannesburg with the adoption of six resolutions, including one endorsing a strategy on women's health which focuses on the health conditions that are exclusive to, or more prevalent in, women.

WHO Africa Region

In Brief


Food-borne illness presents a major and continuing challenge to Africa as it adversely affects health, lowers economic productivity, and in several cases results in death and disability.

WHO Africa Region

In Brief


Mortality rate from road traffic accident injuries in Africa is the highest in the world, costing the Region $7.3 billion or 1% of its Gross Domestic Product annually, the World Health Organization says in a report released Monday in Johannesburg.

WHO Africa Region


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