Kenya sees drop in HIV prevalence

Kenya's HIV prevalence fell from 7.2 percent to 5.6 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to the preliminary results of the latest Kenya AIDS...

USAID, Western Union Launch African Diaspora Marketplace

Washington — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Company have launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes...

North Africa: Researchers strike gold with nanoparticle virus test

An Egyptian research team has won a prize for developing a hepatitis C test using gold nanoparticles. The test could become a cheap and rapid...

Winners of the Making More Health Competition

Winners of the Making More Health Competition Bring Fresh Innovation to Solving Problems in Health Three winners whose solutions are tackling today’s most pressing health...

Biomed Analysis: Tackling drug-resistant malaria

Emerging resistance to artemisinin means efforts to track genetic markers and regulate the drug's use must step up, says Priya Shetty. When parasites resistant to the...

Make vaccines for Africa in Africa, GAVI told

As donors gather for a major meeting on funding vaccines for the developing world, campaigners are calling for vaccine production to be...

Malaria hopes rise as chemists produce cheap artemisinin

The cost of the life-saving antimalarial drug artemisinin could be lowered by a third, with a new method that utilises a waste product from the current...

IFC Pharmaceutical Investment Supports Better Healthcare North Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing up to $110 million in debt financing to Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC to help improve...

Public-private push against neglected diseases unveiled

A major public-private initiative to control or eliminate at least ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020 was unveiled in London yesterday (30 January) alongside a...

African e-health ‘moving in wrong direction’

Importing or copying the latest 'e-health' technology from developed countries may not be the best way forward for health services in Africa, a conference...

Most Popular