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  • Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete
    24 Jul 2015

    First malaria vaccine given green light by European regulators

    The world's first malaria vaccine has been given the green light by European regulators and could protect millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa from the life-threatening disease. The European Medicines Agency recommended RTS,S, or Mosquirix, should be licensed for use in young children in...
  • 17 Jul 2015

    INDEPTH work in Unicef's Best Practices report

    Unicef refers to INDEPTH longitudinal research as Best Practice in its report entitled "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, How longitudinal research can support child development." The report says Vitamin A supplements, insecticide-treated bed nets, cholera vaccinations - the effectiveness of these tools – now...
  • Dr. Michael Makanga welcomes Commissioner Carlos Moedas at Khayelitsha
    17 Jul 2015

    Dr Michael Makanga designated as next EDCTP Executive Director

    The General Assembly of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has selected Dr. Michael Makanga to succeed Professor Charles Mgone as Executive Director. Prof. Mgone, who has been Executive Director for eight years, had decided to step down at the end of 2015 in...
  • 17 Jul 2015

    Deaths among health care workers from Ebola could lead to sharp rise in maternal mortality – World Bank report

    The loss of health workers due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa may result in an additional 4,022 deaths of women each year across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as a result of complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • (L-R) Dr. Seth Owusu-Agyei, Dr. Yazoume Ye, Dr. Samantha Herrera, Prof. Osman Sankoh
    25 Jun 2015

    ICF International team visits INDEPTH

    A two-member team from ICF International visited INDEPTH Network Secretariat in Accra, Ghana on 19 June 2015, to discuss avenues of collaboration in the area of malaria-attributable mortality‎.  They included Dr. Yazoume Yé Senior, an Infectious Diseases Specialist and a Senior Associate, Samantha...
  • Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho (left), the Assistant Director General, HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and NTDs (left) and Dr Hannah Akuffo, Lead Specialist, Research, at Sida at the meeting in Geneva.‎ The photograph was taken by Prof Sankoh.
    25 Jun 2015

    Prof Sankoh attends TDR Board meeting

    INDEPTH Executive Director Prof Osman Sankoh represented the Network as an observer at the Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) of the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). The meeting was held at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, from the 22 to...
  • 24 Jun 2015

    Shipping containers turn hi-tech clinics for rural health delivery

    A micro health centre (MHC) setup in shipping containers with all modern facilities has been inaugurated in Pabal, near Vadu in Pune, India. The Vadu HDSS, an INDEPTH Network member centre plays role in running the MHC. Dr Sanjay Juvekar, coordinator of the KEM hospital’s health and demographic...
  • Participants at the workshop.
    24 Jun 2015

    Group finalise plan for newborn health work

    With new momentum behind improving metrics for newborn health, following from the Every Newborn Action Plan, the INDEPTH Maternal and Newborn Working Group held a meeting from 18-19 June 2015, in Kampala, Uganda, to finalise the group’s strategic plan, harmonise existing efforts, and identify...

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