Africa Health

World Bank approves $100m to improve healthcare services for Somalia women and children

07-23-2021 | 13:57:00
The World Bank is supporting the Improving Healthcare Services in Somalia Project with $75 million IDA grant and an additional $25 million grant from the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) in Somalia.

[Uganda] Quicker treatment for patients as MTN blood plasma extractor accelerates component extraction

07-23-2021 | 12:24:00
Patients in need of blood are receiving quicker treatment following an MTN Uganda donation of the automated blood component extractor to Uganda Blood Transfusion services (UBTS) which mines components faster.

Pfizer and BioNTech partner with Biovac to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses within Africa

07-23-2021 | 09:11:32
Pfizer and BioNTech expect that Biovac’s Cape Town facility will be incorporated into the vaccine supply chain by the end of 2021.

Medical Credit Fund unveils new digital financing for healthcare SMEs in Africa

07-21-2021 | 12:08:00
Medical Credit Fund (MCF), the not-for-profit fund for financing small and medium-sized (SMEs) healthcare companies in Africa, announced the disbursement of its first loan within MCF2.

CEPI and IVI collaborate on clinical research to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

07-21-2021 | 11:08:00
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) today announced a new programme of clinical research which aims to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.

Grifols to set up intravenous (IV) solutions manufacturing plant in Nigeria

07-21-2021 | 10:59:00
Grifols, a global producer of plasma-derived medicines and provider of technologies and services for hospitals, clinics and compounding centers, announced it will establish an intravenous (IV) solutions production plant in Nigeria.

CEPI partners with Shanghai Zerun Biotech to develop COVID-19 variant vaccine

07-21-2021 | 10:47:00
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), would partner with Shanghai Zerun Biotechnology Co., Ltd. to advance development of both COVID-19 prototype and variant vaccine candidates.

CDC Group announces $50 million trade finance facility with Ecobank as part of its Covid-19 response

07-15-2021 | 11:34:36
CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution and impact investor, has announced a $50 million trade finance facility for Ecobank International (EBI SA), the Paris based member of the Ecobank Group.

Standard Chartered and Afreximbank commit $200 million facility for African Union COVID-19 Vaccination Acquisition Programme

07-15-2021 | 11:28:48
The collaboration between Standard Chartered and Afreximbank will help ensure that 55 countries across Africa have access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Nanox partners with Eileeno Pharma to deploy medical imaging services in Nigeria

07-15-2021 | 09:32:55
NanoX Imaging Limited, an innovative medical imaging company, has entered the West African market, signing an exclusive distribution deal with EiLEENO Pharma to deploy Nanox's medical imaging services in Nigeria.

Kintor Pharmaceutical partners with Fosun Pharma to commercialise proxalutamide in India and Africa

07-15-2021 | 08:36:38
Kintor Pharmaceutical has entered into a licensing agreement with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Development on the commercialisation of proxalutamide for the treatment of COVID-19 indication in India and 28 African countries.

Nanodropper partners with Unite For Sight to provide better access to vision-saving medications in Ghana

07-15-2021 | 08:11:00
Nanodropper, a medical device company, is joining forces with Unite For Sight to launch a global health initiative aimed at providing better access to vision-saving medications in Ghana.

IFC, partners support COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facility of Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal

07-13-2021 | 08:38:00
To scale up the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, IFC announced a collaboration with the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD), a vaccine maker and non-profit healthcare foundation mandated to support public health improvements in Africa.

Africa CDC and MTN accelerate fight against COVID-19 with “One More Push” campaign

07-09-2021 | 08:54:00
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and pan-African operator MTN Group launched a joint campaign – “One More Push” – to encourage people across the continent to not give up in the fight against COVID-19.

L’OMS et le Fonds mondial signent un accord de coopération visant de lutte contre le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme

07-02-2021 | 08:38:00
L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé(OMS) et le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme ont signé un accord de coopération et de financement portant sur la mise en œuvre de 10 initiatives stratégiques destinées à mettre plus rapidement un terme aux épidémies de sida, de tuberculose et de paludisme.
 
Features

Inside Africa’s drive to boost medicines and vaccine manufacturing

05-28-2021 | 12:12:18
With COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Africa slowing down, the continent is working to boost its own manufacturing capacities for vaccines, medicines and vital health technologies.

[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: As West Africa starts vaccine rollout, what role should technology play?

05-06-2021 | 09:17:46
It is essential that governments leverage technology to streamline data collection, transfer and analysis to speed up rollouts.

[Interview] Astride Verushka NWAL, CEO, Pharma Pro consulting, Cameroon

04-28-2021 | 12:14:00
Astride Verushka NWAL is the Managing Director of Pharma Pro consulting, a company that distributes reliable and credible information to healthcare professionals on the products of the laboratories that it represents, and also supports pharmaceutical laboratories to set up for the development of their products in Cameroon.

[Interview] Astride Verushka NWAL, PDG, Pharma Pro consulting, Cameroon

04-28-2021 | 09:42:00
Astride Verushka NWAL est la Directrice Générale de Pharma Pro consulting, une société qui distribue des informations fiables et crédibles aux professionnels de santé sur les produits des laboratoires qu'elle représente et il accompagne les laboratoires pharmaceutiques à s'installer pour le développement de leurs produits au Cameroun.

[Column] Wayne Miller: The role of the pandemic in transforming healthcare

04-16-2021 | 12:28:23
Despite the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organisations have gained considerable insights and experience that will transform the sector well into the future.

[Column] Hardeep Sound: Greater collaboration, tech needed for effective vaccine rollout in Kenya

04-08-2021 | 15:17:03
The distribution and administration of vaccines at the scale of COVID-19 is a monumental challenge. There is much at stake because disruptions in the supply chain can prevent the delivery of the vaccine and negatively impact public trust.

[Morocco] WeMash Digital startup supports businesses’ digital transformation

03-01-2021 | 07:07:00
WeMash Digital is a growing Moroccan initiative that brings together a team of young, ambitious, and creative developers, consultants, and graphic designers.

[Column] Diego Gutierrez: Tech revolutionizing healthcare in Africa

02-24-2021 | 06:44:16
Technology has not only responded to the immediate health challenges of the COVID-19 crisis but to regular healthcare needs across the continent too.

[Column] Joseph Magero: Tackling tobacco harm in the era of misinformation

12-01-2020 | 16:15:00
Everyone wants to reduce the approximately 30,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in Kenya; so it’s especially disappointing to see the nay-sayers undermining our best opportunity to do just that.

[Column] Grace Kamau, Gulraj Grewal: Mental Health: Beyond the Investments – Work from Home or live at work?

10-30-2020 | 07:08:00
While the country is starting to reopen, many organizations are choosing to continue imposing a work from home policy.

[Column] Janet Byaruhanga: Why Africa should manufacture the medicines it needs

10-01-2020 | 08:38:29
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed Africa's inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equipment (PPEs) needed to curb the disease.

Nurses lay foundation for better chronic disease management in Zimbabwe, study

09-21-2020 | 08:40:00
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) encourages the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to maintain and replicate this first of its kind nurse-led Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) healthcare model across the country.

[Column] Shiraaz Joosub: Sustainable interoperability and quality integrated public healthcare in South Africa

09-16-2020 | 18:44:20
South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner.

[Column] Neil Kinsley: Creating patient trust in telehealth

09-04-2020 | 14:26:26
With Covid-19, came a flood of new telehealth (virtual consulting) healthcare solutions, exposing more patients to its benefits and features.

Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virus

09-02-2020 | 12:49:06
Finding ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic has been a shock. We've spent a lot of time fine-tuning ways in which we can prevent ourselves from catching the virus.