July 31, 2013

WHO Update on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

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The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is a new strain of the Coronaviridae that emerged in 2012 in the Middle East. Also known as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), it was first discovered in early 2012 when a man in Saudi Arabia became ill with SARS-like symptoms - he subsequently died in June 2012.

New Professional Program Combines Dental and Medical Education

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This fall, the Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland is slated to start a five-year dental medical degree program that officials believe will create a new health care professional: the dentist-physician.

July 13, 2013

Specialist Training Programs for African Physicians

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Many African countries are liberal in accepting medical degrees and specialist qualifications acquired abroad. This in part stems from the lack of training programs on the African continent that can supply the required or near the required numbers of doctors to serve the populations.