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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.