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June 18, 2018

AFRICAN DOCTORS INVOLVED IN RIVER BLINDNESS RESEARCH MILESTONE

Johannesburg – Ugandan doctor Amos Nyathirombo is one of 18 African doctors celebrating a scientific milestone after a six-year World Health Organisation-led research they co-participated in found a more effective drug against River Blindness.

The United States Food and Drug Administration agency announced last Saturday that it had approved Moxidectin 8 mg Oral for the treatment of River Blindness in patients aged 12 years or older, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Monday.

In addition to Nyathirombo, 18 doctors from four African countries were responsible for the breakthrough after they discovered that Moxidectin, previously a veterinary medicine, was more [...]

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June 18, 2018

UNITY WITH MOSQUE HOSTED IN CHURCH

When Alia Kamareddine first settled down in Oxford, the nearest mosque at which she could worship was in Halifax – which is a 2-hour drive.

Kamareddine regretted only being able to go to mosque once a year, and as more Muslims moved into the Nova Scotia community, finding a place to worship became more and more of a relevant topic.

Thankfully, she and the other muslims in her community now have a religious space closer to home, even though it is a little unconventional.

The Trinity United Church now rents out one of their community halls so that Kamareddine, along with the other members of the Muslim Community Group, have a place to worship.

The rent, [...]

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June 15, 2018

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT – BEST PLACE TO INVEST?

A 22-year-long study started among poor populations in Jamaica in the 1970s by Dr Sally Grantham-McGregor and Christine Powell showed that children whose mothers received weekly home visits for two years by doctors and nurses who helped them engage their babies in play attained higher test scores for reading, mathematics and general knowledge later in life. They stayed in school longer, were less likely to be violent or experience depression, and had better social skills. Significantly, they earned 25% on average more than a control group of similar children.

In a situation in which 50% of South African children who start Grade 1 drop out before matric, and 78% of Grade 4 [...]

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