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...

South Africa: Health & business sectors unite against AIDS

Johannesburg - The Department of Health would be partnering with Business Unity South Africa (Busa) to help strengthen government's HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT)...

World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide “a Gift for...

World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide “a Gift for Life” in Africa Cervical cancer is the most common of...

Western Union Launches Million-Dollar Global Challenge to Fight Ebola

Western Union Foundation Grants to Support International Medical Corps, Save the Children. The Western Union Company and The Western Union Foundation today launched a million-dollar...

Case study: South Africa uses nanotech against TB

South Africa is using nanotechnology to improve existing tuberculosis drugs. Munyaradzi Makoni looks at a developing country's experience. Treating tuberculosis (TB) in developing countries is...

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...

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...

Seven African Countries lead the continent in malaria control

Annual awards – bestowed at the AU – highlight how Africa’s future is inextricably tied to progress in defeating malaria. Today during the official opening...

Major patent pool opens up research on neglected disease

Research on drug development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis and malaria will receive a boost from a major initiative launched by the World...

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...

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