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...

UNIDO and AUC team up on Pharma Manufacturing Plan

The implementation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) was the focus of a workshop that ended at the headquarters of the United...

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...

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...

Egyptian scientists to make diabetes drug from bitter fruit

Bitter gourd, a plant long held to have anti-diabetic properties, is to be turned into tablets that Egyptian scientists hope will provide an...

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...

Research needed to tackle neglected disease uncertainties

Progress towards tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) will need research to assess uncertainties in how close the scientific community has come to controlling or eradicating them,...

Nanotech offers more for health than nanodrugs

Nanotech in hygiene, fake drug detection and remote diagnosis will do more for health than nanodrugs, says Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb. All countries should be planning for...

Micronutrient supplementation ‘may increase malaria risk’

A WHO recommendation to supply all iron-deficient children with micronutrient supplements has been called into question by a study that has found this...

Uganda: Worm treatment during pregnancy raises moral dilemma

Treating infectious diseases in developing countries might lead to an increase in allergies, according to scientists in Uganda, raising moral issues about the treatment. A...

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