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Fosun Pharma and IFC partner to improve access to medicines in Africa

June 7, 2023
Manufacturing and Production Africa, Fosun Pharma, IFC, Infections and infestations, manufacturing

Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group has announced a partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the aim of helping the …


African measles cases surge by 700%

July 11, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières, measles, pharma

The number of cases of measles infection on the African continent has surged by 700%, according to data from the …


Africa’s legal cannabis market could generate $7.1 billion each year by 2023

March 25, 2019
Sales and Marketing Africa, UN, cannabis, medicnial cannabis, prohibition partners

Africa’s legal cannabis market could generate more than $7.1 billion each year by 2023, according to a report from market …

Global Fund seeks £11bn as progress slows in fight against malaria, TB and HIV

January 14, 2019
Sales and Marketing Africa, Global Fund, HIV, TB, infectious diseases, malaria, tuberculosis

The Global Fund is seeking £11 billion worth of investment in an attempt to save 16 million lives in the …


WHO confirm Tanzania FDA as Africa’s first well-functioning regulatory body

December 11, 2018
Manufacturing and Production Africa, TFDA, Tanzania, WHO, regulation, regulatory

Tanzania has become the first country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning regulatory system for medical products, according to the …


Single, high-dose vaccine could provide better protection against cholera outbreaks, new research shows

December 12, 2017
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Cholera, Vaccine, paxvax, pharma

A team of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) has been assessing the effectiveness of a …


Budget cuts to the President’s Malaria Initiative could risk 67 million lives, report finds

November 22, 2017
Medical Communications, Research and Development Africa, Trump, USA, WHO, malaria, pharma

A team of researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) has argued that the proposal by US Congress to cut the …


WCO seizes 113m fake Indian & Chinese drugs in Africa in 10 days

February 3, 2017
Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Africa, China, Counterfeit drugs, India, World Customs Organisation

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) has revealed insight into the extent of the global drug counterfeiting crisis with the announcement …


African Heads of State commit to universal access to immunisation

February 1, 2017
Medical Communications, Research and Development Africa, Vaccine, WHO, immunisation

The Heads of State convened from across Africa to ratify the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI). The pledge commits to …


Merck partners with Ugandan Health Ministry to tackle cancer awareness

February 8, 2016
Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications Africa, Cancer, Merck

Germany’s Merck celebrated World Cancer Day by collaborating with the Uganda Ministry of Health to raise awareness about early detection …


Merck on the march in Africa

December 21, 2015
Sales and Marketing Africa, Merck, marketing, sales, strategy

When Merck unveiled its Africa 2020 strategy in November, there was no shortage of ambition.The company announced plans to expand …

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Encouraging first results from trial of Merck’s Ebola vaccine

July 31, 2015
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Africa, EBV, Ebola, Ebola virus, Ebola virus disease, Vaccine, WHO, World Health Organisation, guinea, vaccination

The first trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine suggests it provides high protection against the disease as early as ten …

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AstraZeneca sets up production unit in Africa

June 9, 2015
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing Africa, AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca al-Djazair, Novasep, algeria

AstraZeneca is embarking upon a joint venture that will involve the building of a new $125 million small-molecule plant in …

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GSK sells off stake in Aspen for $853m

March 13, 2015
Sales and Marketing Africa, China, GSK, Novartis, Singapore, aspen, merger, redfern

GlaxoSmithKline has sold off half its stake in South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare in a move that will net the British …

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ZMapp trials start in Liberia

March 2, 2015
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Africa, Ebola, Mapp, Vaccine, liberia, zmapp

Clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of the experimental Ebola vaccine ZMapp are underway in infected parts of …

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