Tag «medicine»

Immunization game-changers should be the norm worldwide

World Health Organization

21 April 2016 | Geneva – During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020. “Last year immunization led to some notable wins in the fight …

WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

World Health Organization

16 November 2015 ǀ GENEVA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the …

Debate On The Medicines & Related Substances Amendment Bill [B 6D – 2004] By Hon N J Nkwanyana MPL


Madame Speaker, the Inkatha Freedom Party welcomes the amendments that are being reposed in this Bill as it seeks to amend the Medicines & Related Substances Act 0f 1965 with a view to updating certain definitions, functions and clarifying appointments and functions of structures associated with health matters. Having said that, Madame Speaker, the Inkatha …