Nigerian Pharma Manufacturers highlight influx of substandard drugs

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) has raised alarm over the disposal of substandard drugs in hinterlands owing to lack of concern by government authorities. The Chairman, PMG-MAN Committee Forum, Mr. Biola Adebayo disclosed this during a press conference to announce the 2017 forum billed for May 25, in Abuja. He […]

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WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti arrives in Kinshasa to discuss response to Ebola outbreak

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti recently visited Kinshasa (DR Congo) to discuss with national authorities and associated partners, ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The visit follows notification by the DRC Government of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in […]

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Counterfeit Medicine in Circulation in Nigeria tops 70%

More than 70% of medicine currently in circulation in Nigeria is fake, according to the Executive Director of Fidson Health Care Plc, Bola Adebayo. Mr. Adebayo has spoken out about his disappointment that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has failed to curtail the circulation of fake drugs. He also blamed […]

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SA Minister of Trade and Industry engages with Adcock Ingram at local manufacturing facility

The South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, visited the tablet and capsule manufacturing facility of local pharmaceutical manufacturer, Adcock Ingram, on Monday 8th May.   The visit, which took place at Wadeville in Germiston, included a delegation from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the senior management team of Adcock Ingram […]

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Global Fund Accelerates Efforts to End Epidemics

At its 37th Meeting, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria took significant steps toward increasing impact and maximizing effectiveness in its goal of ending epidemics, which will achieve greater health security and long-term prosperity. Taking on serious challenges like expanding impact in public health as more countries transition toward […]

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Haul of Fake drugs seized in Ivory Coast

In a substantial operation on Wednesday, 3rd May, Ivory Coast authorities were deployed to a large fake drugs market located in the port city of Abidjan, the market was estimated to supply nearly a third of all treatments in the country. In an early morning raid, 150 officers descended on the Roxy neighbourhood in the […]

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Nigerian Health Minister: We’re Still Far From ‘Malaria-Free Nigeria’

The Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has said that recent available data has shown that the country is still far from realising its “malaria-free Nigeria” dream. The minister however, said the federal government was determined to eliminate the disease by 2020. He said though the country’s Malaria Strategic Plan was lauded for being […]

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Africa: China, Africa Urged to Implement Health Pacts

South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has issued a statement saying it is imperative for Africa and China to prioritize the implementation of commitments in the Health Cooperation pact, made during the second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Health Ministerial Meeting in 2015. Speaking on Monday, 24th April, during the China-Africa Health Ministers Conference […]

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Aspen Pharmacare face probe from competition commission

The Competition Commission will conduct an investigation into the alleged anti-competitive conduct of Aspen Pharmacare, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. “It is important that any possible anti-competitive behaviour, which would push up the price of medication for our people, must be fully investigated,” said DA MP Wilmot James in a statement. Earlier this week, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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