Addressing the importance of building diagnostic capacity in East African Hospitals

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Uganda 22nd March 2018: The 3rd UK East Africa Health Improvement and Investment Summit took place on the 22nd – 23rd of March in Kampala, Uganda. Over 400 delegates from around the world heard Uganda Minister Sarah Opendi, British High Commissioner Sir Peter West and Lord Nigel Crisp, Chairman of the UK all-Party Committee on… Read more »

Flucytosine takes centre stage for cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS

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In a happy coincidence March 15th marks 2 major steps forward in treating fungal meningitis in AIDS. The World Health Organization has accepted the pre-qualification of flucytosine application from Mylan. This means greatly accelerated approval of this life-saving drug in at least 32 countries, in a very short time frame. Dr Sile Molloy (St, George’s… Read more »

Guatemala programme doubles the diagnosis of fatal fungal infections in AIDS

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GAFFI’s program to reduce deaths from fungal diseases with HIV in Guatemala in 2017 shows that at least 55% of serious infections in AIDS are fungal, dwarfing tuberculosis. Over 2,000 HIV patients were tested from across the country and 371 (16%) had a life-threatening infection that is always fatal without therapy. The diagnostic and training… Read more »