Tag Archives: Countries

High rate of antibiotic use in low-income countries ‘alarming’

Children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are receiving an average of 25 antibiotic prescriptions during their first five years of life, an excessive amount that could harm the children’s ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, according to a new study from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss… Read More »

Most women in low- and middle-income countries find vaginal rings acceptable and easy to use

A systematic review published last month in PLOS ONE provides strong evidence that most women using the vaginal ring found it to be highly acceptable and easy to use, although a few women had some concerns. With increased use, women became more comfortable and satisfied with the ring, and also recommended it to others. Women… Read More »

Community-led research finds poor quality of HIV services in 14 low-and middle-income countries

Poor quality HIV services for diagnosis, linkage to care and monitoring, as well as pervasive stigma, continue to exist, according to a survey focused on barriers to quality HIV treatment among 2777 people living with HIV in 14 low- and middle-income countries, presented by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition at the 20th International Conference on… Read More »

HHS and FDA propose plan for importation of prescription drugs from other countries

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless today laid out a plan for the importation of prescription drugs intended for sale in other countries. Other countries pay lower prices for the same drugs, Azar said. Two pathways under the Safe importation Action Plan would get the… Read More »

Asthma-COPD Overlap Prevalence, Severity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

November 06, 2018 Share this content: Old age was also a risk factor for asthma-COPD overlap in low- and middle-income countries. Low- and middle-income countries may face asthma-COPD overlap that is comparably prevalent and more severe than that reported in high-income countries, according to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.… Read More »