The problem drug patents pose for developing countries

Explainer: the problem drug patents pose for developing countries Erica Penfold, South African Institute of International Affairs Patents and restrictions on intellectual property have become more problematic for developing nations in the last decade. At the centre of the storm is the development and influx of inexpensive generic medicines that developing countries need to treat … Continue reading The problem drug patents pose for developing countries

We have won the battle against HIV but not the stigma

We have won the battle against HIV “virus” but not the stigma As I  see it by Dr Brighton Chireka “He/she is HIV positive and is spreading it ” are the headlines in some online news sites or social media pages. Some people take it upon themselves to “inform the public” about the HIV status … Continue reading We have won the battle against HIV but not the stigma

World stroke Day raising awareness about stroke

World Stroke Day 29th October 2016 By Dr Brighton Chireka Today is the World Stroke Day. We observe this on October 29 to raise awareness about the serious nature and high rates of stroke. We want people to be aware about the prevention and treatment of this condition and ensure better care and support for … Continue reading World stroke Day raising awareness about stroke