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...

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...

Tanzanian study confirms rats’ ability to detect TB

Rats that can smell the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium in a sputum sample could be more effective in detecting TB than expensive laboratory tests, a...

Merck Praziquantel Donation Program to Treat Schistosomiasis Starts in Sudan

•          Donation of six million tablets through the World Health Organization •          Around 15% of the Sudan’s population suffers from schistosomiasis Representatives of the German pharmaceutical,...

South Africa: Fight against TB yielding positive results

Pretoria - The Gauteng provincial Government's intensified Tuberculosis (TB) management programme has seen a major improvement in the TB cure rate. According to a report...

Cuba launches next phase of African malaria project

Cuba has announced plans to build biolarvicide factories in Brazil and several African countries in a bid to tackle malaria and dengue fever. Biolarvicides...

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...

Janssen Creates new Division to Launch TMC435 and Help Conquer Hepatitis C in EMEA

Today sees the launch of Janssen Therapeutics EMEA, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, dedicated to bringing the investigational protease inhibitor TMC435 to hepatitis...

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...

Polio eradication: learn from setbacks and press ahead

The world is close to eradicating polio, but countries need consistent vigilance — including informed media coverage — to reach this goal. Nigeria's commitment...

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