On September 1st, the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) said the detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend has prompted the use of an experimental vaccine to fight the disease. A team of experts conducting a ring vaccination trial in Conakry, Guinea travelled to the Kambia district in Sierra Leone where the new case was reported on Saturday to vaccinate all people thought to have come into contact with the person confirmed to have been infected with Ebola. The new case comes after nearly three weeks without any new cases of Ebola reported in Sierra Leone. An article on the latest case of Ebola in the country was published here. … [Read more...] about Africa Update for September 3, 2015
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Promoted and led by Managing Director and CEO Ameera Shah, Metropolis Healthcare Limited is a chain of pathology laboratories with presence in India, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana, and has a network of 130 laboratories with more than 1,000 collection centres in India. … [Read more...] about Luthra & Luthra advise Carlyle Group in buying stake in Metropolis Healthcare
The volunteers train such candidates to write the entrance exams for legal studies. On passing the entrance exams, admission to our country’s premier law colleges is assured. But, that is just like crossing half the well, like getting the boon from God. The rest is a boon that the pujari has to give. (Translator’s note- this references a saying to the effect that having an opportunity is half the journey, which is completed with effort towards utilising the opportunity.) IDIA has plans for that too. … [Read more...] about Not Hereditary Property; Common Property!
She decided to use her legal and technological skills to tackle the problem. Around 2004 she started digitizing African case law and legislation and publishing it for free. The website has grown from a database of a few hundred documents to tens of thousands. And she feels like her site has made a tremendous difference. “Before these free access-to-law projects existed, there was virtually no access to the law,” she says. “You would find judges, lawyers, academics, law students—really the entire legal profession—relying on outdated books of legislation and case law.” She says some countries until recently were using law reports that were published in the 1970s. And many attorneys were relying on case law from outside their countries because they had no way to access internal law. Badeva-Bright’s institute, which is funded by diverse organizations including the Open Society Foundations, the African Technology and Transparency Initiative and the … [Read more...] about Women are squarely in the picture where law and technology combine
When Nelson Mandela’s government was elected in 1994, the HIV rate in South Africa was spiraling out of control, with roughly 10 percent of the country’s 39 million citizens already infected. American pharmaceutical companies had developed powerful and effective new drugs to treat HIV, with the capacity to extend lives by years, even decades. But the treatments came at a price. AIDS and HIV medication cost roughly $12,000 per patient, per year in a country with an average annual income of about $2,600. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Tariff War Is The Final Act Of A Broken System