MSD Opens Office in Nigeria

Commitment to Improve Access to Medicines. Launch of HIV Drug ATRIPLA® Announced   MSD (http://www.merck.com), one of the world’s healthcare leaders, a subsidiary of Merck &...

Common antibiotic could help cut TB deaths

A safe, cheap and widely available antibiotic could help prevent deaths from tuberculosis (TB), according to researchers. Doxycycline has been used as an antibiotic since the 1960s...

SOUTH AFRICA: Communities debate microbicide results

JOHANNESBURG, 23 August 2010 (PlusNews) - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions...

East African labs to adopt uniform benchmarks

A new proficiency testing scheme that requires all labs in East Africa to better their services is likely to reduce on haphazard work as...

Kenyan AIDS vaccine work boosts African research

The Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) centre, founded by local scientists, is a model for developing country research institutions capable of rigorously evaluating AIDS vaccine candidates,...

Nigeria’s science minister calls for demand-driven R&D

Failure to commercialise existing research is holding back Nigeria's economic development, minister of science and technology, Mohammed Ka'oje Abubakar, has said. He...

On World Sight Day, MSD and Partners Mark 25 Years of Successful Collaboration To...

Partnership efforts result in interruption of disease transmission in nine regions within five countries in Africa •    World Health Organization commends the MECTIZAN® Donation Program on...

Ethiopia Gains International Laboratory Accreditation

To better ensure the quality of medicines in Ethiopia, the country’s medicines quality control laboratory-the Product Quality Assessment Directorate (PQAD)-has attained the internationally recognized...

Key malaria parasite discovery raises vaccine hopes

Hopes for a vaccine that would be effective against many different types of the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, have been raised by research...

Pioneering meningitis vaccine faces funding threat

A meningitis vaccine that costs just US50 cents a dose, and which advocates believe could eliminate epidemics of the disease in Africa, will...

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