Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals

On the 25 of September, 2015 The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. The Goals are displayed

For more information visit the UN website here

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Grant opportunities from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applications that address specific challenges defined in the grant programs below. For details and application instructions, please visit the new Grand Challenges website

Electrocardiography (ECG) Rhythm Interpretation

Dr. Tuzo Lyuu from Muhimbili National Hospital has been giving a series of lectures on ECG to PASADA Clinicians for the past three months. To get the notes for future reference please click here

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60% since 2000

The World Health Organization (WHO) this month, published a report which shows that since 2000 the Malaria Death Rates have plunged by 60%.

The report summarizes the remarkable progress seen, on a global and regional level, in reversing malaria mortality and incidence since 2000. It introduces malaria and the strategies used to fight the disease, outlines progress according to each of the MDG indicators, and highlights the main challenges that remain in controlling and eliminating this disease.

To learn more click here

Training in laboratory quality management and the WHO LQSI tool

Post-graduate training for medical laboratory professionals

This post-graduate training module was developed by KIT Biomedical Research for the World Health Organization especially for medical laboratory professionals (KIT Biomedical Research is designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Laboratory Strengthening). During this course you’ll gain the theoretical background and the practical expertise required to efficiently implement a quality management system that complies with the requirements of the ISO 15189 international quality standard for medical/public health laboratories.For more information follow this link

Levels and Trends in Childhood Malnutrition

The World Health Organization has just published a Report on Levels and Trends of Childhood Malnutrition of the world. You can read it here