AFRICA: New vaccines key to lowering child mortality

KIGALI/NAIROBI, 7 December 2010 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso has become the first country to introduce a meningitis vaccine designed specifically for the African continent,...

SOUTH AFRICA: Communities debate microbicide results

JOHANNESBURG, 23 August 2010 (PlusNews) - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions...

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...

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...

Ethiopia Gains International Laboratory Accreditation

To better ensure the quality of medicines in Ethiopia, the country’s medicines quality control laboratory-the Product Quality Assessment Directorate (PQAD)-has attained the internationally recognized...

US ‘should be more open’ to other nations’ trial ethics

Long-standing principles that allow US scientists to use the clinical trial ethics of countries in which they do their research, rather than their own, have been...

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...

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...

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,...

IFC Pharmaceutical Investment Supports Better Healthcare North Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing up to $110 million in debt financing to Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC to help improve...

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