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NSAIDs Drugs May Risk Heart Failure

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may raise a person's relative risk of heart failure by nearly 20 percent, according to the analysis of medical records of nearly 10 million patients.

Use of prescription-strength ibuprofen, naproxen and other commonly used pain relievers may be tied to a higher risk of heart failure, researchers report.

Cancer Radiation Therapy lacks in Poorer Countries

A new study found that up to half of patients in countries like Ghana and the Philippines who need radiation for cancer cannot access this treatment.
Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds.

"In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment," said study co-author Dr Elena Fidarova, a researcher at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

HIV Response Strategies Key to Tackling Malaria

Swaziland's minister of health and social welfare, Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria.

Speaking on World Malaria Day (25 April 2015) in Livingstone, Zambia, Simelane emphasised the need for early diagnostic and treatment systems to combat malaria in the border areas of Southern Africa, just as has been done in the mitigation of HIV and AIDS.

University Research South Africa: Programme Manager

University Research South Africa (URSA) is a nonprofit organisation with an overall mission to build on and extend the reach of high quality interventions designed to help countries in Southern Africa meet their most pressing health challenges. URSA’s various partners in and around Southern Africa include Ministries of Health, Developmental organizations, Local health authorities and community organisations.
 

MaAfrika Tikkun: Nurse Coordinator

MaAfrika Tikkun is an international NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. Its aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.

Afrika Tikkun seeks to appoint an enrolled nurse as Nurse Coordinator for the Western Cape Region Health Programme, based at the Mfuleni office, Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Project Coordinator

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a registered nonprofit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. 

The DTHF seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator, based at the DTHF Mobile Services, Observatory, Cape Town.

This is a full-time, one-year contract position.

Responsibilities:

Right to Care: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit (section 21 company), with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support, improving their quality of life and productivity.

Right to Care seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&O) Officer - Health Systems Strengthening programme, based in:

  • Gauteng (to cover West Rand & Johannesburg)
  • Overberg District in Western Cape (also to cover Central Karoo District)

The person will report to the M&E Specialist and Provincial Manager.

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