USAID, Western Union Launch African Diaspora Marketplace

Washington — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Company have launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes...

MSD Opens Office in Nigeria

Commitment to Improve Access to Medicines. Launch of HIV Drug ATRIPLA® Announced   MSD (http://www.merck.com), one of the world’s healthcare leaders, a subsidiary of Merck &...

South African scientists win first Obasanjo science prize

Two South African researchers have been awarded the inaugural Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for scientific discovery and technological innovation, for their work on HIV/AIDS and herpes...

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...

SA :President Jacob Zuma Must Fast Track Approval for HIV/Aids Gel

President Zuma will this week launch a plan to combat HIV/Aids. Part of this plan must be to ensure that a world-renowned HIV preventative...

Anti-mosquito drives stumble at final ten per cent

Eliminating malaria by controlling mosquitoes may prove impossible unless control programmes consider that mosquitoes reproduce faster as their numbers dwindle, says a study. Insecticide-treated nets...

Kenya sees drop in HIV prevalence

Kenya's HIV prevalence fell from 7.2 percent to 5.6 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to the preliminary results of the latest Kenya AIDS...

KENYA: Local production means cheaper ARVs

A Kenyan pharmaceutical company has been given the green light by the World Health Organization (WHO) to start producing antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, which could...

SA invests R3bn in UAE

SA invests R3bn in UAE Pretoria - South Africa has invested R3.33 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2003, making the country...

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...

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