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Treating severe malaria in Uganda

News | 22 April 2016
...e Malaria Outcomes (ISMO) project, up to 250, 000 patients were treated in Uganda. An estimated 5000 additional young lives like Kamaragi were saved in comparison to treatment with quinine. “The roll out of injectable artesunate has helped Uganda to deal with the epidemic. Within the public sector, the efforts have resulted in a complete switch from quinine to injectable Artesunate to treat severe malaria,” said Dr Byamukama from Luweero Hospital....

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New paediatric formulation for HIV treatment hits the ground in six African countries

News | 04 October 2021
...e target of a catalytic procurement by CHAI and Unitaid – Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Benin. Despite the difficulties of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHAI – in close collaboration with Ministries of Health and national stakeholders – worked with procurement agent, i+ Solutions, to facilitate the purchase and delivery of the product in each of the six countries. “The catalytic procurement by Unitaid and the support from...

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A new initiative will deliver enhanced malaria prevention to children under two across Africa through a WHO-recommended but under-implemented intervention

News | 15 September 2021
...ns in the UK, is partnered with two MRC University Units in The Gambia and Uganda, and was named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2016. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. Media contacts Hervé Verhoosel, Unitaid, Geneva | verhooselh@uni...

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ANTICOV: largest clinical trial in Africa for people with mild COVID-19 to test new drug combination

News | 27 April 2021
...e, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Sudan, and Uganda. “As we face a mutating virus that challenges the tools we have to fight COVID-19, research into promising treatments has never been more important. It is vital to work out which therapeutics we can add to the existing package of patient care – and how they can be best-adapted for use in low-resource settings,” said Dr Philippe Duneton, Executive Director of Unitaid,...

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Groundbreaking Agreement Reduces by 75% the Cost of HIV Treatment for Children in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

News | 01 December 2020
...product will be made initially available in Benin, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2021, with plans for rapid scale-up of dispersible DTG 10 mg across a broad set of countries. Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Health in Kenya, the Hon. Mûtahi Kagwe, said: “This announcement marks a dramatic shift for the quality of HIV treatment for children. Kenya intends to be a first-adopter of the new paediatric DTG 10mg f...

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Pamela Nawaggi

...xperience in delivering clinical care and public health programs in native Uganda. Prior to joining Unitaid, Pamela worked as Senior Program Manager for the Infectious and Non-Communicable Disease program at Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda, where she led the development and implementation of policies and projects aimed at increasing access to optimal medicines and technologies especially for HIV, TB and Cancer. Pamela holds a bachelor’s...

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South Africa to introduce state-of-the-art HIV treatment

News | 27 November 2019
...dicines Patent Pool, dolutegravir-based regimens were introduced in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria only three years after they were introduced in the US and Europe. Previous generations of antiretrovirals took up to 10 years to become available. Coordinator of the African Community Advisory Board Kenly Sikwese, who is living with HIV, said that switching to a dolutegravir-based treatment has allowed him to once again “function as a human being” after s...

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Unitaid launches new grants for innovative vector control, adding to its robust malaria portfolio

News | 11 February 2019
...for Vector-Borne Disease Control, will focus on malaria in Kenya, Mali and Uganda, and on dengue fever in Sri Lanka. Spatial repellents are chemicals introduced into the air to repel mosquitoes and disrupt their habits, including, possibly, their feeding and reproductive behavior. ISGlobal’s project, known as BOHEMIA (Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa), seeks to reduce malaria transmission by killing biting mosquito...

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Jan Akko Eleveld

...evelopment settings in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Niger, Uganda, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. During a decade with Médecins Sans Frontières, he managed programmes and teams that provided quality healthcare during and in the aftermath of armed conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics. He has also held posts at Population Services International in Angola, and as Geneva-based liaison to the Global Fund. Originally from the Netherland...

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Unitaid-funded programme will bring sophisticated TB diagnosis to underserved children

News | 06 December 2017
...mplemented in Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia by a consortium of eight organizations led by the University of Bordeaux and supported by a US$ 14.6 million Unitaid grant. The French government is contributing US$ 1.6 million to facilitate implementation of the grant through a technical support fund known as the 5% Initiative. The project will test innovative methods of diagnosis in five individual rese...

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