Through its question base and role models, GIMME 5 has the opportunity of teaching about HIV/Aids, TB, malaria, sexually transmitted diseases, drug and alcohol abuse, violence against women and children, crime etc.
The third annual South African Stock Outs National Survey finds lack of consistent improvement in decreasing medication stock outs in public health care facilities around the country. Results vary by province and specific medications.
“This is a critical step forward in tackling the MDR-TB public health crisis,” said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme. “The new WHO recommendations offer hope to hundreds of thousands of MDR-TB patients who can now benefit from a test that quickly identifies eligibility for the shorter regimen, and then complete treatment in half the time and at nearly half the cost.”
United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) happening now on global drug policy. Wilson Box from the Vienna Committee on drugs shares insights from New York.