Nigeria Receives Record Praziquantel Donation

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Merck supplies around 34 million tablets this year to fight schistosomiasis in the west African country. Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced today that the largest single delivery of praziquantel tablets in the history of the Merck Praziquantel Donation Program recently arrived in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The west African More...

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Zimbabwe: Government to Recruit 1,000 Nurses

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Ghana: TB Kills 154 in Bolgatanga

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Malawi’s Never-Ending Drug Shortage Problem

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Uganda: Fake traditional healers threatening African medicine

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Rwanda: Scores to get Free Cleft Lips Surgery

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By admin On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Africa: New drug puts malaria under the pump

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