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Tanzania 1st African nation to reach WHO top medicine scheme


The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed Tanzania as the first African country to have achieved a well-functioning regulatory system for medical products.

Earlier this year, WHO conducted an evaluation of the country’s regulatory authorities; Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) and the Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency.

In the assessment, it found that Tanzania FDA met all indicators that define a maturity level 3 agency, which is the second highest on WHO’s scale and the target for regulatory systems globally.

WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti lauded the country for the achievement.

“This is a major African milestone and we are very proud of Tanzania’s achievement, which we hope will inspire other countries in the region,” she said.

In light of this, a…

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Commentary: The divine mission of each nation


Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at jeanhcharles@aol.com

By Jean H Charles

I was perusing this week the weekly Tablet, the journal of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York, when I fell upon an article with picture showing Pope Francis eating with the poor in Rome on November 18, the day that has been dedicated by Vatican as the World Day of the Poor.

It strikes me as an unusual coincidence as to why that day November 18 was chosen. Indeed on this day some two hundred years ago, in Haiti, ragtag soldiers with captured firearms succeeded in overcoming some of the best soldiers of Napoleon Bonaparte in reversing the world order of the time that imposed slavery on black people transported…

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Ganja Bill Debate Delayed This Caribbean Nation


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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 30, 2018: A vote in one Caribbean country that could have made medical marijuana legal last week has now been delayed until next month.

Debate on The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill, The Cannabis Cultivation (Amnesty) Bill and The Permitted Use of Cannabis for Religious Purpose Bill in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now been postponed to Dec. 10th after the select committee was asked to ensure the inclusion and protection of traditional growers of marijuana into the bills legal framework. Continue Reading

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Israel to restore relations with African nation of Chad