Health - Medicines
  • Sudan: UNDP, Sudan initial deal on procurement of life-saving drugs
    10 march 2016 18:04:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Ministry of International Cooperation and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday signed a US$60 million agreement on a three-year procurement support to the Ministry of Health, the UN agency said in a press release. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS tasks countries to uphold commitments on public health, access to medicines
    28 july 2015 21:20:08
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world celebrates the achievement of reaching 15 million people with HIV treatment and commits to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Tuesday reminded countries of the urgent need to ensure that new trade agreements under negotiation do not impede access to medicines. Full text...

  • UN: 'Over 5b people worldwide lack access to essential medicines'
    04 march 2015 07:21:26
    New York, US (PANA) - A report by the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has said three quarters of the world population has no access to proper pain relief treatment. Full text...

  • Congo: NEPAD experts review act on drug approval process in Africa
    25 february 2015 14:54:02
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) are meeting in Brazzaville, Congo, to review the Act of the African Union (AU) on the harmonization of registration for medicinal products, PANA learnt Wednesday from the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population. Full text...

  • Libya: Tripoli hospital gets nuclear medicine department
    16 may 2014 09:41:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A nuclear medicine department equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment, has opened at the Tripoli Hospital, in a major move to reduce the overseas' evacuation of Libyan patients. Full text...

  • Congo: 'Households spend ¾ of their income on health'
    16 january 2014 14:06:01
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Hospital care and medicines account for three quarters of the health expenditures from the income of the average Congolese, a situation that increases the poverty rate, the Director of health information and research, Richard Bilekot, disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...



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