Those considered CRITICAL in terms of Research and Development for new antibiotics Pseudomonas aeruginosa, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant, ESBL-producing Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant Six are considered to be of high priority: Enterococcus faecium, vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate and resistant Helicobacter pylori, clarithromycin-resistant several species of Campylobacter, fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonellae, fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae,...
For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has come up with a specific list of resistant bacteria that no longer respond to current antibiotics on the market. The WHO says that the bacteria causing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), gonorrhea and food poisoning are some of bugs drawn from 12...
Cancer is on the rise in developing countries, where about 70 percent of all cancer deaths occur. Tanzania is no exception, with about 21 000 reported deaths from cancer in 2014 and 35 000 new cases each year. In spite of the emergence of cancer as a serious public health...
Health minister Ummy Mwalimu told the Parliamentary Committee on Social Services and Community Development that the proposed Medical, Dental and Allied Health Professionals Bill, which was withdrawn last week, was a game changer in the health sector. Ms Mwalimu said the bill, if signed into a law; it would address...