NGOs call for international regulation of synthetic biology

More than 100 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called for greater international oversight of the emerging science of synthetic biology – including a moratorium on...

World Bank to finance safety net for a million people in Niger

The World Bank’s Board approved a new credit of US$70 million to implement a comprehensive social safety net system in Niger, where an estimated...

Switzerland steps up its commitment to the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

The Federal Council has approved a contribution of CHF 60 million for the 2014-2016 period for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and...

IFC Invests in AAR to Improve Health Services in East Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $4 million equity investment in AAR Health Care Holdings, one of Africa’s leading...

Africa gets ‘holistic’ drug discovery centre

A "holistic" research centre described as the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa to bridge the gap between basic sciences and drug development...

Micro-needles ‘could cut infections from vaccination’

Tiny needles that administer an antimicrobial dose alongside the vaccine when they dissolve in the skin could cut infections from vaccination in...

AFRICA: New meningitis vaccine a “revolution”

DAKAR, 14 October 2010 (IRIN) - The emergence of a new meningitis vaccine, rather than a large-scale outbreak of the disease, has prompted the...

US Congress urged not to cut global health funding

Proposed US cuts to funding for global health research and development could scupper gains made in tackling diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, warns...

Eco Medical Village Limited enters into a $300 Million binding Commitment Letter with Milost...

Palewater Global Management Inc. is pleased to announce that Eco Medical Village Limited has signed a binding commitment letter with Milost Global Inc under...

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