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...

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...

Kenyan AIDS vaccine work boosts African research

The Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) centre, founded by local scientists, is a model for developing country research institutions capable of rigorously evaluating AIDS vaccine candidates,...

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...

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...

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...

Africa: We must work together to counter fake drugs

Health and law enforcement organisations must work together to stop the spread of counterfeit medicines, says Aline Plançon. Counterfeit medical products have long been a...

Use new funding models to get drugs to world’s poor

Trade deals are threatening generic drugs — we need new ways to incentivise affordable drug development, says health expert Daniele Dionisio. Just under three billion people...

Biomed Analysis: Rolling out what works in mobile health

New funding and concrete results are paving the way for scaling up mhealth technologies — but carefully, writes Priya Shetty. Five years ago, the way that...

Pharmaceuticals Sector

Africa’s healthcare sector needs to see considerable development in pharmaceuticals. The rapid growth of the pharmaceutical market in the region has presented the need...

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