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580 niños de madres con VIH Sida en Carabobo tienen más de un año sin tomar leche

More than 580 young HIV-positive mothers with infants in Carabobo, Venezuela, have gone more than a year without receiving antiretroviral drugs for their children, or milk formula for them, and many infants are already presenting signs of malnutrition, according to Eduardo Franco, President of NGO Mavid. To date, the government has not responded to requests for help in any way

May 2, 2017
El Carabobeno

Health systems

India’s HIV/Aids bill and its aftermath

Not even two months after India passed the HIV/Aids (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017, at least five states say they have run out of life-saving HIV drugs: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra and Meghalaya are bearing the brunt of this lack of medicines. There is also a shortage of diagnostic machines and kits in AP, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Mizoram, Nagaland and Uttarakhand

June 7, 2017

Sociedad Venezolana de Puericultura y Pediatría: No hay vacunas en el país

Venezuelan health NGOs are sounding the alarm. “There has been no pneumococcal vaccines for two years. In the state of Bolivar there is only 50% coverage for diphtheria vaccines. Three years have gone by since we had chickenpox vaccine and we’ve not had yellow fever vaccine for quite some time. Last year, many children did not receive protection against tuberculosis. Now on top we have malnutrition throughout many parts of the country, we are in crisis”, the healthcare sector NGO said

May 2, 2017
El Nacional
April 28, 2017
Reporte1, Noti Express Color

Cameroon: diabetics at risk due to insulin scarcity

Diabetic patients in Cameroon are facing a severe shortage of insulin. Concerns are rising that many could end up dying if they don’t get the drug. The government is trying to blame the pharmaceutical supply chain

April 19, 2017
Deutsche Welle

Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

Triple digit inflation and a decaying economy have left medication ranging from simple anti-inflammatory drugs to chemotherapy medication out of reach for most Venezuelans

March 25, 2017