Afreximbank announces Nigeria as Africa’s centre of excellence for healthcare services

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has selected Nigeria as Africa’s first centre of excellence for healthcare services, where it would support development of first class healthcare facilities. In a statement on Thursday in Lagos, Afreximbank President, Dr Benedict Oramah, said that the strategic plan was also to diversify Africa’s exports and promote trade in health […]

Read more

New Recruit to Bolster SAPHEX Sales Team

Kerry-Lee McCarthy is the latest addition to the SAPHEX International Sales Team. She has been appointed Africa Sales Manager, to provide sales support for the SAPHEX 2017 commercial exhibition as well as delegate ticket sales. Kerry-Lee most recently spent three years working as a Sales Manager for Green Exhibitions, and before that, Kerry-Lee worked in […]

Read more

SAPHEX Announces Strategic Partnership with Carapinha & Company

SAPHEX, Africa’s largest 100% dedicated pharmaceutical exhibition and conference, have announced a strategic partnership with Carapinha & Company, a Specialist Market Access Firm devoted to strengthening emerging pharmaceutical markets. The partnership will allow SAPHEX and Carapinha & Company to collaborate on various aspects of the event, incorporating C&C’s market access expertise into the pharmaceutical conference […]

Read more

Biogaran acquires Swipha to boost local drug production

French generic medicine manufacturer, Biogaran has announced the acquisition of Nigeria’s Swiss Pharmaceutical company (Swipha) under a deal that would see the new owners intensifying local production of drugs in the country. The capacity utilisation in the nation’s drug manufacturing sector had dropped to an all-time low of 20% due to inadequate access to foreign […]

Read more

Kenyan pharmacy regulator launches fully automated services

The Kenyan pharmaceutical industry regulator has fully automated its services, making it the first national drug regulatory authority in Africa to automate clinical trial registry process, among other services. Kenya’s Pharmacy and Poisons Board senior deputy chief pharmacist and deputy registrar, Dr Fred Siyoi said the automation has reduced delays in service delivery, and increased […]

Read more

Former Egyptian Health Minister pledges to establish health care investment fund for Africa

Dr Hatem El-Gabaly, former Egyptian minister of health, said that he plans to establish a direct investment fund named RX Healthcare Fund in Mauritius with investments worth $100m in the first phase, which is planned to extend for four years. El-Gabaly said that the fund’s investments will be allocated for contribution in the projects in […]

Read more

Ghana Renews Support to the West African Health Organization

Health minister, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has pledged more support from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the government of Ghana to the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to improve health in the West African region. “We will place priority on issues related to WAHO, the president has committed himself to work with all sectors […]

Read more

Cipla announce South African Pharma company acquisition

Cipla announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) has signed an agreement on 30 March 2017 to acquire 100% stake in Anmarate (Pty), South Africa. The transaction is expected to be completed before 14 April 2017, with the deal thought to be worth around ZAR 26 million (USD 2 million). Anmarate […]

Read more

Nigeria: Meningitis outbreak worsens – 328 Deaths in 16 States

Over 2,500 people have so far been affected by a Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak in Nigeria, with 328 deaths recorded in ninety Local Government Councils. The Federal Ministry of Health, which recently released these statistics, also disclosed that so far, a total 131 samples have been confirmed in lab testing, a majority of which is […]

Read more

Amcor Flexibles launch the first wave of European Healthcare printing investments

Healthcare companies in Europe will have access to more responsive, flexible printing services for their packaging needs thanks to Amcor’s continued investments in printing technology across the region. The initial investment in two state-of-the-art printing presses will primarily serve the healthcare markets in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. A UV Flexo press will be installed […]

Read more

New HIV Infections in Zimbabwe Decline by over 3%

HIV infections in Zimbabwe fell by 3.1% during the first three quarters of last year as patients embraced anti-retroviral drugs and adhered to prescriptions. The decline in new infections offers no comfort for those who are still dying from the deadly disease, which has been a blight on life across Africa for sometime now. Zimbabwe […]

Read more