Diabetes: UN to tackle 'overly expensive' insulin prices

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a scheme to lower the "overly expensive" price of insulin.

The UN agency wants other drug companies to produce generic versions of insulin, which it will then test.

Two directors from the WHO at the convention in Geneva
The two-year project was announced in Geneva (Copyright EPA)


Gopeesingh: "Government failed T&T on Zika..."

The re­spon­si­bil­i­ty for care and pro­tec­tion for ba­bies with mi­cro­cephaly should be in the state’s hands since Gov­ern­ment was late in re­spond­ing to prepa­ra­tions for last year’s Zi­ka mos­qui­to epi­dem­ic and ba­bies with Mi­cro­cephaly were lat­er born, says UNC MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh.

Gopeesingh was speak­ing in yes­ter­day’s 2020 Bud­get de­bate in the Low­er House.

Mi­cro­cephaly, a con­di­tion where a ba­by’s head is small­er than nor­mal, is caused by the Zi­ka virus among oth­er con­di­tions.

DATT to train teachers to help children with diabetes

The Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion of T&T (DATT) will be train­ing teach­ers to as­sist chil­dren with di­a­betes.

The an­nounce­ment was made by pres­i­dent of DATT An­drew Dhanoo when the or­gan­i­sa­tion opened a va­ca­tion camp for young peo­ple with di­a­betes at the Cen­tral In­door Sport­ing Are­na, Ch­agua­nas, yes­ter­day.