Health-related adaptation” to climate change seen as a low priority

TropIKA.net, 11 Dec 2009 Projects aimed at helping the world’s 48 poorest countries adapt to the health effects of climate change are few and far between, says the Global Environment Fund (GEF), the organisation set up to manage them under the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).More>>

Global Health Profiles 2009, TropIKA.net

04 December 2009 Africa needs a new generation of scientists We talk with one of Africa's most highly regarded epidemiologists, Fred Binka, Dean of the University of Ghana's School of Public Health. Read... 03 November 2009 Malaria in pregnancy: research must be stepped up Professor Rose Gana Fomban Leke has spent most of her career … Continue reading Global Health Profiles 2009, TropIKA.net

Good Works

Imagine getting up to go to school or work, and there is no bathroom to have a wash, maybe no toilet either. If you’re lucky, there could a long-drop latrine near where you live but you share it with many other people. Along with quality housing and shelter, safe water and sanitation are human rights and basic needs for healthy living. Yet 2.5 billion people have no access to basic sanitation. And 884 million do not have access to safe water either.

Evaluating diagnostics; Introducing evidence-based measures to an unregulated world

 TDRnews Issue 83 June 2009 Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are an invaluable way to quickly and cheaply diagnose diseases in developing countries, where facilities to carry out traditional laboratory diagnosis may be few and far between. The tremendous growth in RDT products and the lack of regulatory oversight in developing countries have led to a … Continue reading Evaluating diagnostics; Introducing evidence-based measures to an unregulated world

Health Benefits

DFID, Issue 45, April 1, 2009 It’s not rocket science, it’s medical science: get medicines to people who are sick in the developing world and they will get better – and development will be accelerated. ‘Access to medicines’ is the mantra and the signs are encouraging, reports Tatum Anderson. For more>>

Public health initiative involves rural entrepreneurs: TDR evaluates free antimalarial distribution through CFW franchises

TDRnews May 2008 In central Kenya, where water-sodden rice fields thick with mosquitoes make malaria a daily fact of life, a new and innovative model of small franchise health clinics and drug distribution shops is offering poor people new possibilities to access good quality drugs and treatments at affordable prices. For more>>