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December 30, 2010

Homegrown Solutions to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study chronicles efforts in sub-Saharan Africa to confront societal health issues—including HIV/AIDS—with homegrown science, according to a statement by the McLaughlin-Rotman Center for Global Health at the University Health Network and University of Toronto, which conducted the study. Examples include Sunguprot, made in Kenya from the plant Tylosema fassoglensis, whose developers claim helps manage HIV symptoms; a biomedical device firm in South Africa that developed rapid strip tests for schistosomiasis and HIV; and the Kenya Medical Research Institute, which constructed a full-scale manufacturing facility to produce HIV and hepatitis B diagnostic kits.

To read the statement, click here.

Search: Africa, McLaughlin-Rotman Center for Global Health at the University Health Network and University of Toronto, hepatitis B, diagnostic kits, rapid strip tests, schistosomiasis

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