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...

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...

Ghana: Pharmacists root for Bioequivalence Centre to promote drug manufacturing

Accra, Jan. 7, GNA – The newly inducted President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), on Friday attracted a standing ovation when he...

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...

Biomed Analysis: Rolling out what works in mobile health

New funding and concrete results are paving the way for scaling up mhealth technologies — but carefully, writes Priya Shetty. Five years ago, the way that...

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...

New malaria vaccine candidate to enter safety trials

A malaria vaccine candidate is to enter human safety trials following animal studies that showed it protects against all strains of the malaria parasite. UK scientists recently identified...

US ‘should be more open’ to other nations’ trial ethics

Long-standing principles that allow US scientists to use the clinical trial ethics of countries in which they do their research, rather than their own, have been...

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...

Micronutrient supplementation ‘may increase malaria risk’

A WHO recommendation to supply all iron-deficient children with micronutrient supplements has been called into question by a study that has found this...

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