Kenya to host the Eastern and Southern Africa World Health Emergency Hub

Kenya has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa to host the World Health Emergency Hub in Nairobi. The Hub which will act as a Sub-Regional resource and response centre for Eastern and Southern Africa will be operational by the end of this year with initial 10 staff out of […]

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Boryung Pharma announces $38 million deal in Africa

Korean-based Boryung Pharmaceuticals announced today that they signed an exclusive $38-million supply contract with South African pharmaceutical company Kiara Health to provide its high-blood pressure drugs to 10 African countries. The deal comes as a new addition to the company’s list of license-out contracts in a total of 51 countries amounting to $413.6 million. Boryung […]

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Johnson & Johnson to Expand West Africa Regional Operations

Johnson & Johnson has announced the expansion of its operations in Africa with the launch of a new office in Accra, Ghana. The company’s new presence will bring together multiple teams representing Johnson & Johnson consumer, medical device, pharmaceutical and global public health (GPH) organizations to deliver an integrated approach to improving health outcomes in […]

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New report highlights $40 billion pharma opportunity in Africa

There has been a paradigm shift in the burden of illness and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across sub-Saharan Africa, which in turn is driving the demand for chronic prescription drugs. The growing incidence of more Western lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes and respiratory disease, in addition to infectious and parasitic illness, will […]

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IBM Launches “Digital – Nation Africa” encouraging digital skills in African youth

– IBM Invests $70 Million to Bring Digital Skills to Africa with Free, Watson-Powered Skills Platform for 25 million people. – “IBM Digital – Nation Africa” Education and Skills Initiative Expands IBM’s Global Emphasis on “New Collar Jobs”. – Program designed to reach up to 25 million people across Africa, supports development of skills required […]

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Medicine price increase off to an early start in South Africa

The South African government has introduced a 7.5 percent increase in the single exit price for medicines and scheduled substances. The price increase was announced by South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. In the past‚ the implementation of the annual price adjustment was delayed for several months‚ having a significant detrimental impact on pharmaceutical manufacturers‚ […]

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World Customs Organization reveals record seizures of illicit medicines in Africa

The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Institute for Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) recently announced massive seizure in the fight against fake medicines on the African continent. This is a new record seizure of 113 million illicit and potentially dangerous pharmaceutical products, which took place in the context of Operation ACIM (Action against […]

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Egypt’s military to enter pharmaceutical industry

Egypt’s military has received the license required to form a pharmaceutical company, a decree by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail published on Sunday 22nd January showed. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has often called in the military to assist in major infrastructure projects and with distribution of subsidized commodities to keep a lid on rising prices amid […]

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African Female Global Health Leaders Receive Top Honors

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) honored four leading African women, including the President of Mauritius, for contributions in science and public health, during the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training’s (CePAT’s) Honors program on the 14th January, in Accra. Before receiving their awards, they joined USP’s leadership team to mentor female students and young […]

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African Pharmaceuticals Market, Forecast to 2020

A newly published report estimates that the pharmaceuticals market in Africa is expected to reach a business opportunity of $45 billion in 2020, propelled by a convergence of changing economic profiles, rapid urbanisation, increased healthcare spending and investment, and increasing incidence of chronic lifestyle diseases. The tropical climate of Africa makes the continent the largest […]

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New Report Sheds Light on the South Africa Generics Medicine Market until 2022

Access to therapeutic drugs form an integral part of any successful healthcare system. The high cost of drugs, however remains a barrier to accessibility and improved health to the majority of the South African population. The promotion of generic drug consumption was the answer to this issue, with its massive cost-saving mechanism in regard for […]

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