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ABCHEALTH, ECA announce partnership to improve health in Africa

05-13-2021 | 07:08:14
The partnership between the two organizations is premised on the belief that every African has an undeniable right to quality, accessible and affordable healthcare.

BC Platforms partners with Artisan Biomed to advance precision medicine in South Africa

05-12-2021 | 08:34:00
The new partnership provides Artisan with enhanced integration with BCP's world-class genomics platform, which could boost health technology in South Africa and beyond.

Clicks to acquire Pick n Pay retail pharmacy business in South Africa

05-11-2021 | 06:47:14
Health and beauty company Clicks plans to acquire the retail pharmacy business of Pick n Pay, including 25 in-store pharmacies which will be rebranded to Clicks.

The partnership for health cities supports COVID-19 vaccine outreach in 18 cities

05-07-2021 | 06:18:00
As mayors around the world grapple with implementing equitable COVID-19 vaccination programs for their citizens, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced grants to 18 cities in low- and middle-income countries to support their planning for vaccine distribution rollouts.

New non-invasive keloid treatment using Rhenium-188 now available in South Africa

05-06-2021 | 13:14:37
OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies, announced that the new Rhenium-188 treatment for keloids is now available in Gauteng, South Africa.

Hikma, Melinta Therapeutics sign agreement for two novel anti-infectives for the MENA region

05-06-2021 | 05:34:00
Hikma Pharmaceutical and Melinta Therapeutics entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for Vabomere® (meropenem and vaborbactam) and Orbactiv® (oritavancin), two novel anti-infective injectable products, for the MENA region.

WHO launches new platform for knowledge exchange on dementia

05-05-2021 | 07:13:13
A new online platform to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge on dementia is being launched today by World Health Organization (WHO).

Merck foundation partners with ARCS to build fertility care capacity and advocacy in Africa

05-04-2021 | 14:03:48
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA, announced its partnership with Africa Reproductive Care society (ARCS) based in Lagos, Nigeria to build fertility and reproductive tube care capacity, build advocacy to break the stigma of infertility.

Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

05-04-2021 | 06:38:11
May 3, 2021 marked the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu.

[Nigeria] Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre opens doors in Lagos

05-03-2021 | 11:42:00
In support of the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital, the country’s first fully-equipped private oncology centre, GE Healthcare has completed the delivery and installation of advanced radiology and radio pharmacy equipment in Nigeria.

Angola receives $50m European Bank support towards Covid-19 vaccines

05-03-2021 | 10:42:00
Angola will receive $50million from the European Investment Bank to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, the country’s President João Lourenço said on Friday.

Vaccination Demand Observatory launched to strengthen local communication programs

05-03-2021 | 08:23:00
UNICEF, Yale Institute for Global Health, and Public Good Projects team up to create the Vaccination Demand Observatory to equip country teams with tools to counter misinformation and mistrust related to all vaccines.

African Development Fund provides $31.2m to boost nutrition, end child stunting in Ethiopia

04-30-2021 | 07:16:00
The African Development Fund has approved a grant of $31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health.

Ghana unveils 5-year anti-malaria strategy

04-29-2021 | 08:58:00
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has laid out a five-year national strategic plan to help scale up malaria control and prevention in the country.

Novo Nordisk, partners launch affordable insulin project in Kenya

04-27-2021 | 14:08:00
The Kenyan Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with Novo Nordisk and other key partners for the purpose of establishing an implementation framework to launch the Affordability Initiative for diabetes care in Kenya.