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27Oct

Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing
Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has announced the legalisation of HIV testing and treatment in all public health institutions without the informed consent of patients. According to the president, the strategy, which has replaced voluntary counselling and testing, "prioritises the fight against HIV by ensuring that people know their status". Activists argue that apart from being an infringement … Continue reading Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing

20Oct

Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
The growing popularity of fast food in parts of Africa is changing eating habits and affecting health. Ghana, for example, with a population of over 28 million people and pockets of extreme poverty, has enjoyed unprecedented national prosperity in the last decade. Despite the economy slowing down recently, it is rebounding and the signs of … Continue reading Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food

23Jun

Accendo Pharma and ActiKid ® generous donation!
Accendo Pharma and ActiKid ® generous donation!

  On behalf of all at Inter Care and our partner health units in Africa, we wish to say a huge thank you to Accendo Pharma (http://accendopharma.com/#!home). On Monday 19th June, Accendo Pharma very generously donated 350 packs of Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg and 369 packs of ActiKid ® multi-vitamin chewable tablets to Inter Care! We also received a donation of their new … Continue reading Accendo Pharma and ActiKid ® generous donation!

23May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 

  An estimated 2 million women and girls in Africa live with obstetric fistula It is estimated that another 100,000 develop the condition every year Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. It is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour, without … Continue reading International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 

05May

World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance
World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance

  Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused … Continue reading World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance

22Mar

Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd fund Inter Care’s brand new IT system
Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd fund Inter Care’s brand new IT system

Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd (MPL), based in Loughborough, has recently funded a brand new online stock control system for Syston based charity Inter Care. The new system will help the charity track the recycled surplus quality medicines and healthcare goods it sends to rural health units in some of the poorest parts of Africa. As a … Continue reading Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd fund Inter Care’s brand new IT system

20Mar

Malawi raises legal age of marriage
Malawi raises legal age of marriage

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has approved a law which raises the age for marriage from 16 to 18. Local and foreign non-governmental organisations have long campaigned for the ban on child marriage, saying it “traps girls, their families and communities into a cycle of inter-generational poverty”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32325177. Each year, 15 million girls are married before … Continue reading Malawi raises legal age of marriage

09Mar

The Bishop of Nottingham visits Inter Care
The Bishop of Nottingham visits Inter Care

Syston based charity Inter Care was delighted to receive a visit from its Patron, The Right Reverend Patrick Joseph McKinney, Bishop of Nottingham, on the 7th March 2017. The Bishop met staff and some of Inter Care’s team of volunteers on a tour of the charity’s warehouse and office. The Bishop has been supporting Inter … Continue reading The Bishop of Nottingham visits Inter Care

08Mar

Karmic Angels donates thousands of pounds worth of medical aid to Inter Care
Karmic Angels donates thousands of pounds worth of medical aid to Inter Care

  Karmic Angels, a charity which supports rural communities in The Gambia to overcome poverty and suffering, has donated around £6,000 worth of aid to Inter Care. We are extremely grateful to Karmic Angels for their very generous donation of goods. The aid, which includes bandages, needles, disposable gloves, mosquito wipes, anti-bacterial products, skin creams, … Continue reading Karmic Angels donates thousands of pounds worth of medical aid to Inter Care

27Feb

Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018
Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018

A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organisation. Trials of the vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, conducted in Guinea, show it offers 100% protection. Ten days after vaccination, none of the trial subjects developed Ebola virus disease. The very few who did, in the … Continue reading Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018