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Apr, 2020

World Health Day

 

Today marks World Health Day, and this year we are celebrating the work of nurses and midwives. These healthcare professionals are fundamental to achieving national and global targets related to universal health coverage.

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Mar, 2020

World Tuberculosis Day

 

Today marks the World Tuberculosis Day. On 24th March 1882 Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis (TB), thus opening the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease. According to WHO, in 2018 an estimated 10 million people –  1.1 million children – fell ill with TB worldwide, and a total of 1.5 million people (of which 205 000 were children) died from TB. Eight countries account for two thirds of the total new TB cases. India has the most cases of TB followed by […]

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Mar, 2020

Penta at CROI 2020

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The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will be held from March 8 to 11 in Boston, Massachusetts.

CROI brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

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Mar, 2020

Penta at 10th International Workshop on HIV & Women

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The 10th International Workshop on HIV & Women is in Boston on 6 – 7 March 2020, just prior to CROI. This is an outstanding opportunity for health care providers, researchers, government, industry and community representatives to discuss, debate, and increase their knowledge on HIV and its burden on women. 

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Mar, 2020

PREPARE activated to Mode 3

 

The EU-funded Platform foR European Preparedness Against (Re-) emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) has decided to upgrade its response efforts to the COVID-19 epidemic to Outbreak Research Response Mode 3, the Clinical research mode. This is a direct result of the steep rise of confirmed cases of the virus in patients across Europe and the world. A total of 69 countries across the world, of which 31 in Europe, have now reported cases of COVID-19, with over 3000 deaths globally. It is evident that the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is an immediate public health […]

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Feb, 2020

New publications from EPIICAL Consortium

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Just published – data on T & B cell memory and T cell function in early-treated children in the Journal of Immunology and AIDS. Antiretroviral treatment (if started at an early stage) is able to reduce the amount of HIV virus in a child’s body. EPIICAL is studying the characteristics of the immune response and the amount of HIV virus, in children with HIV who are treated at an early stage. This is to outline treatment strategies to help find a cure for HIV. Congratulations to all the authors!

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