Southern Sudan revamps pharmaceutical supply system

Southern Sudan has embarked on a major programme to revamp its pharmaceutical supply system, with new laboratories and monitoring units to prevent the...

Malaria test success drives up antibiotic use

Antibiotic misuse has soared in an African capital as an unforeseen consequence of improving the diagnosis of malaria, according to a study. A team testing...

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...

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...

Nigeria’s science minister calls for demand-driven R&D

Failure to commercialise existing research is holding back Nigeria's economic development, minister of science and technology, Mohammed Ka'oje Abubakar, has said. He...

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...

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...

India, South Africa to team up on HIV vaccine research

India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries. The project...

Report urges regional collaboration on clinical trials

Joining forces would save countries money on clinical trials, and speed up drug development for neglected diseases, says a report. Inadequate regulatory capacity in developing...

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...

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