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...

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...

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...

Polio eradication: learn from setbacks and press ahead

The world is close to eradicating polio, but countries need consistent vigilance — including informed media coverage — to reach this goal. Nigeria's commitment...

Trial success may mean 2015 release for malaria vaccine

CAPE TOWN] The first malaria vaccine could be ready for use by 2015, according to experts reporting encouraging results from a phase III trial,...

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...

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,...

Make vaccines for Africa in Africa, GAVI told

As donors gather for a major meeting on funding vaccines for the developing world, campaigners are calling for vaccine production to be...

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...

Africa gets ‘holistic’ drug discovery centre

A "holistic" research centre described as the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa to bridge the gap between basic sciences and drug development...

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