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La Côte d’Ivoire continue à bâtir un système de réponse résilient pour faire face aux urgences de santé publique

08-04-2021 | 10:54:00
La déclaration de la fin de l’épidémie d’Ébola en Guinée n’a pas tiédi l’ardeur des autorités sanitaires ivoiriennes à mettre en place un système de réponse résilient afin de faire face à toutes ces épidémies récurrentes.

AVAT to partner with UNICEF in scaling up vaccine deliveries to African Union Member States

08-04-2021 | 10:31:19
The African Union (AU), African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and UNICEF are partnering to ensure the seamless procurement and delivery of vaccines to AU Member States.

Medicines360, MSI Reproductive Choices and MSK launch Avibela hormonal IUD in Kenya

08-04-2021 | 09:57:00
Medicines360, MSI Reproductive Choices (MSI) and Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK) announced the launch of AVIBELA (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg in Kenya.

Macro-Eyes receives $2.1m funding to expand deployment of STRIATA in Sierra Leone, expand into two other countries

08-03-2021 | 15:16:00
Macro-Eyes has received $2.1 million in funding to expand the deployment of STRIATA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in Sierra Leone and to expand into two additional countries.

New consortium working to boost vaccine production in South Africa

08-02-2021 | 08:31:25
MPP and WHO, Afrigen Biologics (PTY) Limited, Biovac, SAMRC and Africa CDC have signed a letter of intent to address the global imbalance of manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines.

BioNTech to develop the first mRNA-Based Prophylactic Malaria vaccine in Africa

07-30-2021 | 11:17:41
BioNTech SE announced the start of its Malaria project which aims at the development of a safe and highly effective malaria vaccine and the implementation of sustainable vaccine supply solutions on the African continent.

COVID-19 widens routine Immunization gaps in Africa

07-30-2021 | 09:51:00
Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020, new data by the UNICEF and WHO show.

La coronavirus aggrave les lacunes en matière de vaccination systématique en Afrique

07-30-2021 | 09:44:00
L’Afrique concentre la moitié des 23 millions d’enfants dans le monde qui ont manqué les vaccins d’importance vitale.

COVAX partners with World Bank to accelerate vaccine access for developing countries

07-28-2021 | 10:56:25
COVAX and the World Bank will accelerate COVID-19 vaccine supply for developing countries through a new financing mechanism that builds on Gavi’s newly designed AMC cost-sharing arrangement.

54gene launches trust to reinvest 5% of proceeds from Commercial Drug Discovery Programs on African scientists and communities

07-27-2021 | 08:53:47
The creation of the trust is part of its Commitment to Africa in establishing a more sustainable and thriving cyclical ecosystem across Africa’s scientific development space, as well as ensuring better quality healthcare delivery for the communities in which the company operates.

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.