Malawi has launched a testing center for humanitarian drones. The project is intended to explore the best ways to use drones to transport medicine and blood samples.
Thousands of residents in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, benefitted from a health outreach organised by the NNPC and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo), which offered free medical services and education at strategic areas in the mega city.
Huawei Technologies in collaboration with Access Bank Plc and Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) has staked N50 million to support the drive for eradication of diseases in the country.
The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation created in Cameroon announces the renewal of its partnership agreement with ASCOVIME (Association of Talents for Better Life) which seeks to reinforce medical assistance provided to the underprivileged.
Pharmaceutical stocks in Europe and the USA performed well following newly elected Donald Trump’s presidential victory and it’s likely that Trump's proposed healthcare plan has contributed to the good run in pharma stocks.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, says that the active participation of the private sector is vital to eliminating malaria in the country by 2020.
Every Breath Counts declared November Pneumonia Month. Nigeria has the second highest pneumonia mortality in the world and primarily affects children under five.
Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, November 4, 2016 approved a US $1-million emergency assistance grant to support the fight against malnutrition in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.
The $5 billion East African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by more than 12% per year for the next five years, as lifestyle changes in the region lead to higher rates of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes.
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is having a positive impact in countries that have implemented its recommendations, according to the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released today.
[South Africa] DHL Regional Conference highlights sector growth opportunities in Africa’s Life Sciences & Healthcare sector
Over 125 healthcare professionals and logistics experts came together last week to discuss ‘Delivering Healthcare to Africa’ at DHL’s 6th annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference in Pretoria, South Africa.
[Egypt] Afreximbank-supported medical centres to improve life expectancy in Africa, stem foreign exchange outflow
The range of specialist healthcare services to be delivered through the Centre of Excellence Initiative being developed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will enable Africa stem the outflow of billions in scarce foreign exchange and improve life expectancy and the quality of the continent’s workforce.
Science and technology company, Merck, today announced the opening of its affiliate office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, which will serve as the regional hub for the company’s operations in French-speaking Central and West African countries.
Two graduate students from the university of American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola have developed an application for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Each of Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory has received $1.5 million apiece to improve maternal, child, and nutrition health services for women and children throughout the country.
German healthcare group, Merck, has re-launched its Type 2 diabetes drugs, Glucovance and Glucophage, to effectively tackle the ailment in the country.
Asia’s fastest growing healthcare entity Columbia Asia has set base in Kenya as it looks to extend its foot hold in Africa.
Zimbabwe is uniquely positioned to host a conference on such magnitude as Government has, since 2011, adopted RBF and significantly improved health care outcomes in the country.
Mobile health wallet M-Tiba has registered 45,000 people and signed up 60 healthcare providers after the mobile app was launched 10 months ago.
On September 25, 2016, David Barnard will take on the Grand to Grand Ultra in support of the END Fund and the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa.
Multinational conglomerate General Electric has launched the GE Egypt Digital Innovation Challenge, an open innovation competition to encourage Egyptian minds to find digital solutions for some of the country's industrial challenges in healthcare, transportation, and energy.
Mundipharma partners with Munir Sukhtian Group to strengthen its consumer healthcare business with 50+ country deal for HiGeen®
Mundipharma has entered into a long term partnership that provides it with the commercial rights to market Munir Sukhtian Group's portfolio of HiGeen® treatments in more than 50 countries across the Middle East, Africa
Cypriot pharmaceutical company Remedica has been purchased by South African Ascendis Health, an international company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in a deal worth a reported €260m.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has announced the launch of a bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, aimed at increasing access to its innovative and potentially life-saving medicines for patients with some of the highest unmet medical needs
[South Africa] Ascendis Health Successfully Concludes the Acquisiton of Scitec and Remedica for R7.3 Billion
Ascendis Health announced earlier today that all conditions pertaining to the R7.3 billion acquisitions of Cyprus based Pharmaceutical manufacturer Remedica, and leading European based sports nutrition company Scitec have been fulfilled, with the payment by Ascendis for the transactions being concluded on 25 August 2016.
DiaspoCare is led by American and Diaspora African professionals including Indian technology innovators in collaboration with VCASH in Nigeria.
Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Nigeria round to a successful close during Seedstars Lagos.
Old Mutual Nigeria and Roche Products Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a terminal illness insurance product that will provide insurance cover on various terminal and life threatening diseases such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, major organ transplant, kidney failure and comas.
The Federal Ministry of Health and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) are exploring partnership opportunities in healthcare delivery. At a just-concluded Health Concepts Validation Exercise organised by SNEPCo in Lagos, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole identified potential areas of collaboration in the delivery of primary and secondary healthcare
MEDx eHealthCenter is on the move, targeting socioeconomic groups to understand the healthcare issues on various emerging countries.
$100,000 grant will support implementation of ideas and programmes focused on SRH services for adolescent girls in emergency settings as key intervention to address HIV epidemic
Today GE, one of the world’s biggest digital industrial companies, officially opened its R500 million 2,700m2 facility, the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg South Africa.
Kevin Avila: The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 2): Ghana and Ethiopia
More than 50 percent of the population in African countries lives in rural locations, while most physicians in Africa only practice in bigger cities that have good infrastructure and a concentrated patient base. This leaves a massive gap in medical care.
US multinational General Electric has unveiled a $13million healthcare skills and training facility in Kenya that targets to train 10,000 health professionals in Kenya and East Africa by 2020 as it deepens its foray in Kenya.
Ford Sustainability Report Unveils Pilot Program in South Africa to Deliver Health Care, Education, Improve Lives
Harnessing the power of its advanced vehicles, innovative technologies and commitment to a better world, a new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria.
Kevin Avila: The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 1): South Africa and Uganda
Telemedicine offers a new hope for medical patients in Africa. One of the biggest healthcare issues in Africa today is the poor level of medical services in the rural and remote regions.
The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM) has announced a US $10-billion health facility for Africa at the ongoing 51st African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings in Lusaka.
To promote public and private partnership for quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa, the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) is collaborating with Access Bank to raise N5 billion for the building of a state-of-the-art International Research Centre of Excellence (IRCE) in Abuja.
ANDI, the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, announced today that it has initiated the implementation of an integrated Cell Phone App (Application) to boost the diagnosis of neglected diseases at point of care in Africa, in collaboration with the Chinese EASE-Medtrend Biotech.
GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa
GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa.
MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital multi services in healthcare, has launched the latest innovation on how to have your medical bills paid.
Johnson & Johnson Announces Launch of New Global Public Health Strategy at Opening of New Operations in Africa
Johnson & Johnson has announced the official launch of its global public health strategy at the opening of its companies' on-the-ground global public health operations in Cape Town, South Africa.
Parents and mothers-to-be can source guidance and expert advice on good nutrition for their babies through Nestlé’s new Start Healthy Stay Healthy Facebook pages in Ghana and Nigeria.
Nestlé Kenya has announced the roll out of its nutrition education programme in Embu County as the company intensifies its efforts to help Kenya address malnutrition among school going children.
Africa's top scientists, policymakers and start-ups gathered Tuesday for a landmark conference aimed at stemming the continent's brain drain and encouraging governments to nurture research in fields from virology to maths.
Johnson & Johnson today issued a call for innovative ideas as part of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which is supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Janssen Pharmaceutica, NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and ViiV Healthcare
Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO).
Patricia Monthe is Founder and CEO of MEDx Care, an eHealthCenter that brings together health and technology in ways relevant to the social contexts of growth markets (emerging and developing countries. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
A new disease control hub is set to be launched in Egypt, which will use technology to trace and control diseases, predict outbreaks and engage communities in affected areas across Africa.
Merck announces the start of their pan- African "More than a Mother" campaign for the first time in UgandaMerck in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health and Uganda Women Parliamentary Association to raise awareness about the prevention of infertility in the country
AstraZeneca Plc, the U.K.’s second-largest drugmaker, plans to increase sales in Africa by almost 10 percent a year as the company seeks to capitalize on efforts by governments to improve health-care systems and fight conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Merck, a leading science and technology company, announces the start of its equity-free accelerator program for digital health startups in Nairobi, Kenya.
Merck has expanded its digital health accelerator programme, opening it up in the first country outside its home territory of Germany.
CPhI, the leading events portfolio for the global pharmaceutical community, are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Africa Pharmaceutical Summit (APS), the leading international summit and exhibition series in Africa.
Facebook and Merck are supporting I Care 4 Africa, an initiative between a Silicon Valley based NGO and a Ghana based incubator to catalyze the current healthcare system in Africa.
Natcom announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with MK Productions, a mobile content provider, to distribute Natcom's healthy living video content throughout South Africa.
Eyeforpharma, a business intelligence company headquartered in London, UK, organises its first conference in South Africa on March 8-9, Johannesburg
[South Africa] Johnson & Johnson Officially Opens New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant in Cape Town
Johnson & Johnson (Pty) Ltd officially opened their refurbished pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on 12 January 2015.
Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) on Thursday said it plans to implement a new community-driven bottom-up HIV prevention approach.
South African pharmaceutical platform, eyeforpharma, will bring together over 150 movers and shakers in the healthcare industry for an insightful two-day conference, dubbed Commercial Excellence & Market Access South Africa summit (CEMA South Africa 2016).
Kwara State Government has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Dutch Health Insurance Fund to establish Health Insurance Fund in the state.
In an industry where it’s increasingly difficult to gain entry in the first place – providing added value for your patients and core customers is essential to secure and maintain market share.
Commissioners Mary Chinery-Hesse (Ghana) and Adeolu Ogunrombi (Nigeria) will share key findings of the Commission’s report Not Just in Transit: Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa with the Minister of Health, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Drugs Control, and civil society groups.
As you know with a rise in the government’s control over pricing in pharma and a lack of communication between stakeholders, patients don’t get the drugs they need.
AfDB Approves Ghana's Public Financial Management and Private Sector Competitiveness Support Program
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 approved a US$ 56.2-million African Development Fund loan to support Ghana's Public Financial Management and Private Sector Competitiveness Program.
American Standard is currently in field testing for three new models of its patented SaTo sanitary toilet products that help reduce the transmission of disease and odors from traditional open pit latrines.
Inesfly Africa Limited, a subsidiary of Inesfly Corporation, on Wednesday launched its state of the art factory in Ghana to produce effective products necessary in fighting vector borne diseases.
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the opening of its new office in Nigeria by Stefan Oschmann, CEO-elect of Merck, and Karim Bendhaou, President of North & West Africa.
Arrow Electronics Collaborates with Nonprofit "Close the Gap" to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa
Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organizations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope collaborate to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa.
Malawi's Ministry of Health has been working with WHO to train community health workers to treat common childhood diseases under the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) programme– funded by the Government of Canada and launched in 2013.
CardioComm partners with Europtima Medical Solutions for Heartcheck in Europe, Africa and Middle East Region
CardioComm Solutions, Inc. a global medical provider of consumer heart monitoring and medical electrocardiogram ("ECG") software solutions today confirmed that is has signed a marketing and sales agreement with UAE-based Europtima Medical Solutions FZ, LLC ("EMS"),
Imagine the future’: DHL’s Annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference focused on life sciences & healthcare supply chains and enhancing the life sciences and healthcare sector.
Elekta inaugurated its advanced Elekta Training Center Cape Town; a collaboration between Elekta and Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
The African Development Bank Group's (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors approved a US $33.3-million grant to set up a Post Ebola Recovery Social Investment Fund
Amref Health Africa, in partnership with its donors and sponsors, will invest a further $2.4million in maternal and child health programmes in Africa.
Kenya first country to launch 'Novartis Access', expanding affordable treatment options against chronic diseases
Today, Novartis announced the launch of Novartis Access in Kenya, the first country to benefit from a portfolio of 15 affordable medicines to treat cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and breast cancer. The Novartis portfolio is being offered to the Kenyan government, non-governmental organizations and other public-sector healthcare providers for USD 1 per treatment, per month.
Airtel Ghana, the Telecom brand of the year is embarking on a month long campaign to create awareness about breast cancer within its own operations and the country.
The ministers in charge of health affairs in China and African countries on Tuesday stressed the importance of establishing a resilient public health system in Africa, especially the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, both in the African Union, as well as in individual countries.
Serenus Biotherapeutics, which is bridging the divide between the world's leading healthcare markets and the growing demand for access to innovative drugs and devices in the emerging nations of Africa
GE Healthcare, the $18 billion healthcare technology division of GE (NYSE: GE), today announced the creation of a new business unit, Sustainable Healthcare Solutions (SHS), that will develop high-value, low-cost technologies and healthcare delivery solutions across multiple care settings.
Human Longevity,Discovery Ltd to Offer Cancer Genome Sequencing to Discovery Insurance Clients in South Africa and UK
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company, and Discovery Ltd, a pioneering insurer dedicated to making people healthier, announced today that the two companies have entered into a multi-year agreement to offer whole exome, whole genome and cancer genome sequencing to Discovery's clients in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The Second West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF2) awards, in which entrepreneurs showcase their projects in the area of clean and renewable energy, opened Thursday, September 17 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan.
MTN Cameroon signed, on Wednesday 16 September 2015, a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Public Health authorizing the telecommunications company to provide the public with a health assistance platform dubbed MTN Health.
Multinational Swiss pharmaceutical company, Roche Products Limited, has launched Nigeria’s foremost Health Journalists Academy, which is aimed at enriching health reportage and coverage in the country.
Kenya Airways (KQ) and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) have signed a pact to jointly market the country in a bid to turn around their fortunes.
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IHI partners with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to accelerate progress toward national health care quality aims
Buoyed by the need to encourage consumption of vegetables as part of a healthy diet, Nestlé, through the Maggi brand, has engaged over 15,000 Nigerian women through its home garden initiative in 2015.
Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 grants to work with industry and non-profit partners to develop strategies for wide-scale screening for cervical cancer in East Africa
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc held its 10th Annual Nutrition Seminar tagged “Physical Growth and Brain Development of the Nigerian Child: The Challenge of Our Time" on Friday, August 21, 2015 in Lagos.
The AfroCentric Health Group (AfroCentric) and global analytics software firm FICO today announced a strategic partnership that establishes the South African healthcare industry's leading fraud management solution
An African civil society or non-governmental organization will receive the 100000 ONE Africa Award to continue to amplify the work they are doing on the continent.
The 4th edition of Medic West Africa Exhibition and Congress (MWA), organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, will take place on 14-16 October 2015 at the Eko International Convention & Exhibition Center, Lagos, Nigeria.
Ascendis Health today announced its first international acquisition with the purchase of a 49% stake in Spanish pharmaceutical group, Farmalider SA, for R210 million, with a right to acquire the remainder of the business in two further tranches over the next five years.
PENTAX Europe GmbH Appoints Rainer Burkard President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA)
PENTAX Europe GmbH, a division of HOYA Corporation, announced the appointment of Mr. Rainer Burkard to the position of President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as of 1st August 2015.
Sasol and its partners have handed over the Benzane health centre to government authorities in Mabote District, Mozambique.
Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA), in collaboration with the Paediatric Department of the Volta Regional Hospital in Ghana, organised a series of workshops on neonatal resuscitation between 21st and 23rd July.
Ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, GE a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and capacity building.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the country, in an event that is seen as a great endorsement for the country’s Tourism and Travel that has been facing several challenges including travel advisories and terrorism threats.
Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWAR) has held a workshop with the partners of its Healthy Kids programme to share best practices and discuss how to strengthen and scale up the initiative in the region.
Suven Life Sciences Ltd (Suven) has secured patents in China (CN103443093) and South Africa (2013/01143, 2013/06328) to their New Chemical Entities (NCE's) for CNS therapy through mechanism of action