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Nairobi, Kenya, May 30, 2018: PRESS RELEASE Applications are now being accepted for Amref Health Africa’s Innovate for Life Fund, a five-month accelerator program specifically designed for African health entrepreneurs. Now in its second year, the Innovate for Life Fund aims to support African entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. In line with the Lancet Commission on the future of health in sub-Saharan Africa’s efforts, Amref Health… [Read more]

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The rising threat of antibiotics resistance in the Sub-Saharan Africa region is making interventions at policy and medical levels urgent, scientists say. According to Céline Langendorf, an epidemiologist with the Epicentre, MSF, “More and more patients die because of ineffective antibiotics. The entire population, including healthprofessionals, must become aware of this problem and rationalise the use of antibiotics to prevent the spread of these [antibiotic-resistant] bacteria.” “This is not only a… [Read more]

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One of the first female editors of the African Journal Partnership Program reflects on the challenges and milestones Dr. Lucinda Manda-Taylor of the University of Malawi became one of the first women to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Malawi Medical Journal this year. Her journal is part of the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP), a mentoring partnership linking nine African health journals with leading US and UK journals.… [Read more]

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University of Michigan’s global health informationist Gurpreet Rana wins the MLA’s T. Mark Hodges International Service Award When the Ebola virus struck in West Africa, Gurpreet Rana didn’t hesitate. Throughout that terrible epidemic year, she rapidly led the gathering and curation of the latest open access, evidence-based treatment and prevention protocols into a useful one-stop portal for doctors and nurses in Ghana and clinicians and students at the University of… [Read more]

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Amsterdam, May 19, 2017: PRESS RELEASE Amref Health Africa, Africa’s leading health organisation launched an investment fund focused on the African health sector on Friday, May 19 in Amsterdam. The Innovate for Life Fund will tackle Africa’s most daunting health challenges by supporting local entrepreneurs and investing in companies that develop innovative, home-grown solutions. In September 2017 the fund will start with a health sector specific accelerator programme.… [Read more]

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Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in under-resourced communities around the world to receive access to the latest clinical information Philadelphia, PA, May 25, 2017 Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, will add ClinicalKey to its global research and health resources available through Research4Life starting in June 2017. The expansion of the Research4Life access program with ClinicalKey benefits healthcare professionals in under-resourced, low- and… [Read more]

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Medical search engine lets doctors and nurses find evidence-based answers while treating patients Pediatric Residents Toua Xiong Gniachue, MD, Phengphet Keobouapha, MD, and Dorkeo Bouapao, MD, access HINARI for the first time at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Whether they are based in Boston, Beijing or Botswana, doctors everywhere struggle with information overload. Treating patients and keeping up with their administrative work and the latest research is… [Read more]

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  Nearly 700 proposals were submitted to this year’s Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals team. The contest invites applicants worldwide to submit ideas for chemistry solutions addressing sustainability challenges in the developing world – energy, water, waste reduction, recyclability, chemistry, agriculture, medicine and more. After an extensive review process, the scientific jury selected five finalists, who… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation provides a three-year $300,000 grant to MSF/Epicentre’s Niger Research Center Amsterdam, October 25, 2016 Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and renowned international humanitarian-aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), have agreed to cooperate in fighting the root causes of some of Africa’s most vexing health challenges, including diarrhea and infectious diseases, which leave millions of people dying… [Read more]

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An Elsevier Foundation partnership will provide $300,000, while Elsevier provides access to critical products and services Can a new heat-resistant vaccine for rotavirus save the lives of half a million children per year? Rotavirus is a highly infectious disease causing severe dehydration, diarrhoea and death. The good news is that it’s highly preventable and there are vaccines. But these vaccines must be kept below 8°C — a tall… [Read more]