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CHINA sent a signal of seriousness about its desire to rid its territory of corrupt practices with the execution of Zheng Xiaoyu, head of China's State Food and Drug Administration Agency, SFDA. He was sentenced to death for approving untested medicines in exchange for cash.
The drug makers were discovered to have used falsified document to apply for approvals of six medicines that turned out to be fake during Zheng's reign as head of the agency between 1998-2005.
"The few corrupt officials of the SFDA are the shame of the whole system and their scandals have revealed some very serious problems" declared Yan Jiangying, spokesperson of the agency. China for some years has been battling to tackle endemic product safety crisis which led to enactment of a law providing death sentence for corruption. Whatever it is, China has demonstrated that its law has no respect for people no matter how highly placed. The execution of Zheng would serve a warning to other highly placed Chinese officials that the nation brooks no nonsense in its resolve to rid its enclave of corruption.
This is rule of law at its utmost best for whatever rule applies to lowly placed Chinese equally applies to that society's high and mighty. This is the purport of the ruling for the execution of the SFDA's henchman two years after his removal from his seat. China has proved that a public officer can be held responsible for his act while in office.
The international embarrassment unwholesome Chinese products caused could not have been the major reason for executing Zheng. Proven cases of corruption are penalised with the death sentence.
Nigeria has a lot to learn from the execution sentence placed on Zheng. This country still has a long way to go in its professed disdain for corruption. Contempt for the rule of law in enforcing anti-graft laws has not abated. This development has injured public safety and also proved to be one of the reasons the country remains perpetually undeveloping. No country ingrained in corrupt practices ever develops. Nigeria will not be an exception.
The hurt Tafa Balogun, convicted former Inspector General of Police, did to the police force by stealing billions of Naira from its coffers cannot be less than what Zheng did in China. For all he did to undermine the police that is responsible for the nation's security, he spent less than six months in jail and he is now out enjoying his negotiated loot.
Offenders who committed lesser crimes are languishing in jail. This was a monumental example of how not to treat graft. All facets of national life must be rid of the graft menace and this could be done provided a non-status sparing approach akin to China's example is emulated by the government. There is more to learn from China by the government.
Our laws do not punish corruption with death, but the application of the existing laws is a huge joke. There are obvious indices of corruption. Where people are living above their means, without a reasonable explanation, where their tax payments are below the affluence they parade and in the cases where their spouses and children - usually without visible means of livelihood - are awash in opulence, corruption practices could account for these.
The political willingness to tackle corruption must include official practices that inhibit corruption. Are the wages paid in Nigeria able to sustain anyone? Who is supposed to cater for the millions who have been sidelined from existence through excruciating economic policies?
Calypte Reports Continued Positive Results of Aware(TM) HIV-1/2 Oral Fluid Rapid Test Evaluations at the 4th Annual AIDS Conference in Sydney, Australia LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Calypte Biomedical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CBMC), medical diagnostic tests manufacturer for the rapid detection of antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) announced today the results, including positive cost and social implications, of a field evaluation of its Aware(TM) HIV-1/2 OMT (oral fluid) rapid test in Tanzania. The results of the evaluation are being presented this week in a poster at the 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Sydney, Australia. Posters are scientific research publications presented in a display form for broad audience viewing, and have the advantage of providing an opportunity for extensive interaction between conference attendees and the poster authors. The field evaluation was conducted on 1,055 clients at the African Medical & Research Foundation ("AMREF") ANGAZA Voluntary Counseling and Testing ("VCT") centers in Tanzania, a Non-Government Organization ("NGO"). ANGAZA is one of AMREF's primary projects in Tanzania; its objectives are to increase access to quality counseling for VCT centers as an entry to a continuum of HIV/AIDS care and prevention and to establish community care support for HIV positive clients. Of the clients tested at the ANGAZA center, 12%, or 123 clients, tested positive for HIV. The poster reported that the accuracy of the Aware(TM) HIV-1/2 OMT test was 100%, better than that of a comparable rapid blood test. (Calypte's rapid blood test was not evaluated in this study.). The poster also concluded that the evaluation "yielded a significant reduction in the cost of testing."
Roger Gale, Calypte's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We believe that oral fluid testing using our Aware(TM) HIV-1/2 OMT test will become the standard of care in many settings based on its continued strong clinical results coupled with the social and cost advantages of oral fluid testing. Our internal research has determined that the overall cost of oral fluid testing is less than that of blood testing. Oral fluid testing permits a healthcare worker to educate a group of clients simultaneously rather than requiring the individual attention demanded by all blood tests due to the administration, and blood handling and disposal requirements of blood-based tests. This is a significant advantage in resource-constrained settings requiring high client throughput. There are no other costs required to perform an oral fluid test and oral fluid has the obvious advantages of safety for both the client and healthcare worker and no hazardous disposal issues."
"We look forward to continuing to work with important NGOs like AMREF in Tanzania and elsewhere. We plan to support AMREF in their efforts to validate other aspects of HIV oral fluid rapid testing," Mr. Gale continued.
Mr. David Ocheng, a Medical Laboratory Technologist and project manager of AMREF who coordinated the field evaluation at ANGAZA elaborated, "We questioned the over 1,000 clients in this study on whether they would prefer a blood test or an oral fluid test, and, although they had consented to both for this to be a valid study, over 76.7% responded that they would prefer the oral procedure. We expect to now follow this question with a formal study on acceptance and welcome Calypte's support for this project. We believe acceptance of oral fluid testing has important implications, as our ability to increase the testing rate will have a direct correlation with our ability to then treat and care for HIV positive individuals. Ultimately, this is the best alternative screening method to support efforts to control the epidemic -- a very important goal of all of us involved in Tanzania."
Professor Willy Urassa of Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences in Tanzania ("MUCHS"), the lead investigator of this field study, commented, "Our study concluded that the test is indeed more cost effective than a blood test. This is one of the elements that would influence policy and decision makers in considering alternative rapid testing methods in the country. The results of sensitivity and specificity cannot be overemphasized, but when one considers overall cost, safety and acceptance, what will be left is to educate the public on the existence of alternative rapid testing methods through proper Government channels."
"We see that in many settings oral fluid testing can and should become the test of choice," Professor Urassa concluded.
About Calypte Biomedical:
Calypte Biomedical Corporation (www.calypte.com) is a U.S.-based healthcare company focused on the development and commercialization of rapid testing products for sexually transmitted diseases such as the Aware(TM) HIV-1/2 OMT test that are suitable for use at the point of care and at home. Calypte believes there is a significant need for rapid detection of such diseases globally to control their proliferation, particularly in developing countries, which lack the medical infrastructure to support laboratory-based testing. Calypte believes that testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infectious diseases may make important contributions to public health, and could increase the likelihood of treating those with undetected HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
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Calypte Biomedical Announces Successful Conclusion of Internal Trials
Calypte Biomedical Corporation (OTCBB:CBMC), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of HIV diagnostic tests, today announced successful completion of internal studies of its new Aware HIV-1/2 oral fluid rapid test for the US and international markets.
"I am pleased that Calypte's new Aware HIV-1/2 rapid test has been successful in these studies. We strongly believe that our product has the potential to significantly improve HIV testing and early diagnosis," said Adel Karas, Chairman and CEO of Calypte.
The trials were performed at two sites – one in South Africa and one in the US – and generated data from 577 subjects at various levels of risk for HIV infection. In combined results, Calypte's new Aware HIV-1/2 oral fluid rapid test showed an accuracy of 100%.
"We believe that we have a test that performs as well as any other HIV-1/2 oral fluid test in the market," said Richard George, former CEO of Calypte, who is currently a scientific advisor to the company.
Based on these promising results, Calypte has contacted the FDA and started the process to conduct clinical trials in the second half of 2011.
About Calypte Biomedical Corporation:
Calypte Biomedical Corporation develops in vitro testing products to improve the diagnosis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted and chronic diseases. Calypte's product line includes both point-of-care rapid tests and an EIA based incidence test.
Founded in 1988, Calypte is a pioneer in non-blood-based HIV antibody testing. Calypte is the only company to have earned FDA approval for a urine-based HIV-1 antibody-screening test and supplemental Western blot. Today, Calypte's Aware™ family of rapid oral fluid and blood based HIV tests offers flexible testing of HIV 1 and HIV 2 in a non-laboratory setting.