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Latent TB high in India’s healthcare workers

Research reveals that more than 4-in-10 health workers in India afflicted with latent tuberculosis.

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Q&A: WHO’s response to the Syrian health crisis

Tarik Jasarevich discusses the pace of deterioration in Syria, its healthcare needs and how stakeholders are working on the ground to improve the situation.

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Drones to deliver drugs in remote Costa Rica

Plans to pilot the drones in eight isolated towns aims to reduce waiting time from days to 45 minutes.

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Child dehydration test outperforms WHO standard

The ‘DHAKA score’ assesses dehydration in diarrhoea-affected children best, says new study.

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Tool targets fairness deficit in research

There is cautious support for initiative that looks to compliance to promote a level playing field among partners.

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Polio survivors face new disability

Polio survivors contend with emergence of new disabilities decades after being treated for the disease.

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Africa Analysis: Benefits of the restarted R&D alliance

The reboot of Europe-Africa clinical trials alliance could make Africa invest in R&D, writes Linda Nordling.

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Nanotech bandage heals wounds in days

A team of Egyptian researchers is using nanotechnology to develop a bandage that speeds up wound healing.

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Cancer in poor countries: Too big to tackle?

Governments face an uphill battle to control cancer. Simple messages and basic capabilities can help.

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Sri Lanka eliminates malaria with shift in strategy

Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance.

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Multiple dengue strains plague Pakistan

With four strains of the dengue virus circulating, Pakistan faces a serious health crisis, says study.

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Sick street dogs failed by medical donations

The diseases of street dogs in Nepal are poorly understood, making medical interventions difficult to target.

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HIV patients ‘getting old before their time’

Research indicates that HIV infection makes changes to immune system that could lead to age-related conditions.

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Middle East life expectancy drops due to conflict

After five years of war and political unrest, the region’s health resources are depleted, study finds.

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