Inhalers The Most Effective Asthma Control Method: Experts

RESPIRATORY health experts say inhalers work more effectively than oral suspensions and tablets in the management of asthma in children and adults. By Kudakwashe Pembere Health workers often tell patients inhalers are not the best way to control asthma as chances are high they can be forgotten. But in an interview, Professor Hilda Mujuru said health workers have been spreading the wrong message. She said what needs to be understood is that inhalers if used correctly, they effectively act on the lungs, unlike tablets or suspensions which circulate all over…

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DRC Battling Deadliest Measles Outbreak

THE Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC) is fighting what could described as the deadliest measles outbreak, the worst since the 2011/2012 outbreak. By Michael Gwarisa The outbreak comes in the midst of an equally deadly health crisis in the form of Ebola which has claimed hundreds of lives since last year. Karel Janssens, Head of Mission of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the DRC said there was need to scale up assistance efforts in affected regions. While a rapid and adapted response is critical to limiting the impact of measles…

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New coalition Commit To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases across Africa

AFRICAN Media Agency (AMA)/-  Civil society organisations (CSOs) have joined together in Dakar, Senegal, to create Africa’s first civil society network for Neglected Tropical Diseases – the Civil Society Says No to NTDs Coalition. This coalition will provide a network for CSOs to consult and collaborate to maximise their efforts in fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases, particularly around their aim of increasing sustainable funding for NTD control programs. The new civil society coalition was formed to enable member CSOs to take NTD control and elimination into their own hands to save…

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