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Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. Cholera was prevalent in the U.S. in the 1800s, before modern water and sewage treatment systems eliminated its spread by contaminated water. Only about 10 …

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Seven countries in AFRO region remain to be certified including four endemic countries – South Sudan, Mali, Ethiopia and Chad Kenya may be certified Guinea Worm free if the country meets the requirements set by the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm) Eradication (ICCDE). A team of eminent local and international experts …

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Schistosomiasis is an acute and chronic parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms) of the genus Schistosoma. Estimates show that at least 206.5 million people required preventive treatment in 2016. Preventive treatment, which should be repeated over a number of years, will reduce and prevent morbidity. Schistosomiasis transmission has been reported from 78 countries. …

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The hospital started its operations in 2005 as a small clinic in the heart of Murang’a town. Founded and led by two visionary doctors, Dr. J.K.Mwago M.B, Ch.B, M. Med (surgery), Dip. HSM (Consultant Surgeon) and Dr. J.K.Gitau MB,Ch.B, Mmed (Ophthalmology), the institution has in the past 10 years grown grown tremendously, in terms of …

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Merck Foundation partners with the Government of Mauritius, UNESCO, African Union and African Governments for their annual UNESCO-MARS to contribute to empowering Women and Youth in STEM. Third edition UNESCO-MARS 2017 continues to build Research Capacity in Africa with special focus on Cancer and Vaccines Development.  Winners of the 2017 MARS “Best Young African Researchers …

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Spinal Cord Injury Facts The most common cause of spinal cord injury is trauma. Spinal cord injury is most common in young, white men. Spinal cord injury can be either complete or incomplete. In complete injuries there is no function below the level of injury. In incomplete injuries there is some function remaining below the …

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We are consistently ranked among the best Hospitals in Kenya and a preferential Hospital for nursing care for many. M.P. Shah Hospital is a Social Service league Hospital which has been in existence for the last 83 years, as a ‘not for profit’ organization. The Hospital has one single social objective of providing quality, affordable …

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UNESCO MARS brings together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for excellence in scientific innovation. During the Summit, the winners of 2017 MARS Best African Researchers Awards, and MARS Best African Women Awards …

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Merck Foundation marks today the World Diabetes Day themed ‘Diabetes & Women- Our right to a healthy future’ with the announcement of the winners of 2017 “Merck Diabetes Award” “Every Day is a Diabetes Day” The award was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a …

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Many efforts lately have started to address the emerging cancer crisis in Africa and developing countries A bright future through Merck Foundation explained by the candidates we interviewed from Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia. Many efforts lately have started to address the emerging cancer crisis in Africa and developing countries. One of the strong players …

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