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Merck Foundation signs agreement with African First Ladies Organization to build cancer and fertility care capacity in their countries
12-02-2018 | 11:54:00
Merck Foundation has signed an agreement with the African First Ladies Organization to raise awareness, building professional capacity and improving healthcare access in the field of Cancer and fertility care in Africa.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contributes $62 million to health projects in Africa
12-02-2018 | 06:48:47
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced their commitment to contribute to the EU's External Investment Plan.
Ecobank Foundation commits $750,000 to help eradicate malaria in Mozambique
09-02-2018 | 11:11:52
As part of its partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Ecobank Foundation is donating $ 750,000 to the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to help combat malaria in the country.
[Column] Dr. Richard Malkin: Legalising dagga creates a minefield in the workplace
06-02-2018 | 08:33:00
South Africa seems to be following the trend in the US to legalise cannabis. Last year, Judge Dennis Davis ruled in a full bench decision of the Western Cape High Court that the use and cultivation of cannabis by an adult in a private home is constitutionally legal.
Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries
05-02-2018 | 09:54:00
Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany marks ‘World Cancer Day 2018’ to create awareness around cancer and build cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa.
Pfizer joins AMP Health Partnership to increase access to care in Africa
02-02-2018 | 10:17:00
The Aspen Management Partnership for Health, AMP Health, and Pfizer are working together in an innovative partnership to help advance access to healthcare in Africa.
IFC invests $3 million in Goodlife Pharmacies to assist in creating a regional chain in East Africa
01-02-2018 | 13:09:00
The International Finance Corporation has announced an investment of $3 million in Goodlife Pharmacy Limited, to help the company expand to more than 100 stores within four years to create a Pan-East African retail pharmacy chain.
Madagascar bets on emergence and rebirth vision plan to double national income by 2030
26-01-2018 | 07:01:15
The President of the Republic of Madagascar, HE Hery Rajaonarimampianina has presented to the private sector and civil society organizations the country’s strategy for growth and transformation by 2030.
Orange, Gavi and Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health join forces to boost child immunisation
25-01-2018 | 14:06:00
Orange and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will enter into a partnership with the Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health to increase immunisation rates in the regions and districts with the lowest vaccine coverage.
MYDAWA reaches 30,000 registered users disrupting Kenya’s E- healthcare industry
25-01-2018 | 06:08:43
E- health platform E-health platform MYDAWA, hit over 30,000 registered users as of December 2017. The digital service that is enabling consumers to conveniently purchase authentic medicines and wellness products was launched in March 2017.
[Column] John Syekei: No place in Kenyan healthtech for ‘Wild West’ approach to data
23-01-2018 | 12:34:00
Technology has taken off in Kenya like wildfire, where the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are the latest industries to embrace its benefits.
Yellow Card Insurance Scheme records sustained growth across 13 African countries
22-01-2018 | 11:57:44
Over 220 insurance companies are currently involved in the operations and issuance of the COMESA Yellow Card insurance covers in 13 countries across Africa.
World Bank gives Cote d’Ivoire push to increase coverage of early childhood nutrition
22-01-2018 | 08:59:00
The World Bank has approved a total amount of $60.4 million in the form of a credit from the International Development Association, and a grant from the Power of Nutrition Trust Fund ($10.4 million), to support the government of Cote d’Ivoire.
Upskilling laboratory experts to facilitate exports in the Southern African Development Community
17-01-2018 | 11:43:00
UNIDO in cooperation with the Southern African Development Community’s Regional Laboratory Association, has organized a technical training for 11 Southern African National Laboratory Associations.
Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service announce successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine program
16-01-2018 | 09:52:00
Today the Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are announcing the successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine services across Ghana.
Milost Global acquires Primewaterview Holdings Nigeria
11-01-2018 | 12:01:00
American private equity firm Milost Global Inc. has announced that, together with its African subsidiary, Isilo Capital Partners it has closed the acquisition of a 100 percent interest in Primewaterview Holdings Nigeria Limited.
GLOBALHealthPR partners with South Africa’s F/NE to enhance network capabilities in Africa
11-01-2018 | 06:55:35
GLOBALHealthPR®, an independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide has welcomed Johannesburg-based F/NE to its rapidly expanding global network.
Mundipharma and APR Applied Pharma Research partner in distribution of medical solutions in Africa
10-01-2018 | 10:15:00
Mundipharma International Corporation Limited and APR Applied Pharma Research SA have announced that they have signed a licensing, distribution and marketing agreement for Africa and the Levant Region for innovative medical solutions currently marketed in Europe, Turkey and soon available in Middle East countries.
BlueBird Finance & Projects oversees financing of a $165 million hospital project in Eastern Africa
09-01-2018 | 06:20:27
BlueBird Finance & Projects reports successful closing of a $165 million complex financing package for an EPC Turnkey construction project of an innovative hospital, including medical equipment supply, in Eastern Africa.
Zipline expands its medical delivery drones across East Africa
04-01-2018 | 13:10:00
Zipline’s autonomous fixed-wing drones now form an integral part of Rwanda’s medical-supply infrastructure, transporting blood products from a central distribution center to hospitals across the country.
Clinigen extends agreement with Eisai to supply three new drugs into 10 African countries
03-01-2018 | 09:00:00
Clinigen Group has extended its exclusive agreement with Eisai Europe to obtain the marketing authorisation and subsequently launch Halaven (eribulin), Fycompa (perampanel) and Lenvima (lenvatinib) into 10 African countries.
[South Africa] Ascendis Health announces results of fully underwritten rights offer of R750m
19-12-2017 | 10:45:00
Ascendis Health announced yesterday the results of a fully underwritten renounceable rights offer to raise R750 million.
Merck partners with the NALA Foundation to fight schistosomiasis in Ethiopia
14-12-2017 | 10:27:00
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today officially signed a three-year partnership with the NALA Foundation to create greater awareness of schistosomiasis in Ethiopia.
Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West South Africa
12-12-2017 | 09:15:00
Samsung launched the Lesego Digital Village in North West, South Africa on Friday, 08 December 2017. This facility aims to provide primary health care and learning solutions for residents in the area.
Imperial Logistics receives revised license for pharmaceutical bonded facilities in Africa
11-12-2017 | 09:34:00
Imperial Logistics was recently awarded a revised license for their pharmaceutical bonded warehouse in Centurion, South Africa.
BIOCAD launches plant in Morocco, eyes Senegal, Gabon and Côte d’Ivoire
29-11-2017 | 12:52:48
Russian biotechnology company BIOCAD and Moroccan pharmaceutical company Sothema Labs have announced the launch of medicines derived using the technology provided by the Russian manufacturer into the North African market.
Expats choose South Africa for adventure and quality of life - Cigna survey
23-11-2017 | 14:50:00
Globally mobile individuals, also known as expatriates or ‘expats’, who choose to live and work in South Africa, cite the adventure (74%), a better quality of life (72%), or to gain international experience (67%) as their reasons for accepting assignments in the country.
[South Africa] Ascendis Health announces fully underwritten R750m rights offer
22-11-2017 | 10:21:00
Ascendis Health announced yesterday the launch of a fully underwritten renounceable rights offer to raise R750 million to settle a significant portion of the deferred vendor consideration payment owed to the sellers of Remedica Holdings.
Coca-Cola and USAID partnership to provide safe drinking water in Western Region, Ghana
22-11-2017 | 08:52:00
On the 21st of November 2017, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC), in partnership with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) and the USAID, inaugurated a WaterHealth Center (WHC) in the town of Prestea, Western Region.
Mercer launches Francophone Africa Hub in Morocco
21-11-2017 | 08:42:16
Mercer, a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., has announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa.
Nestle Burkina Faso launches “Race for Life” to promote healthier living
20-11-2017 | 08:47:00
Nestlé Burkina Faso, in partnership with the Mayor of Ouagadougou and the Burkinabé Pediatric Society have organised the first edition of the corporate fund raising sports event called "Race for Life," with the aim to purchase incubators for the newborns.
[Rwanda] AfDB Board approves $171m loans for water and sanitation program
20-11-2017 | 08:14:57
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved two loans amounting to US$ 171 million to finance Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.
Debt - one of the biggest healthcare risks to South Africa’s workforce
15-11-2017 | 11:15:00
“In dealing with 34 000 employees nationally, we have seen that rising debt often leads to staff members developing physical and mental health problems, which puts companies at risk of reduced productivity and fraud."
The Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa enables training of more than 100 healthcare professionals
15-11-2017 | 10:45:00
On November 9 and 10, 2017, two scientific symposiums were held in Yaoundé and Douala to mark the end of the training of 106 Cameroonian healthcare professionals in the postgraduate program in pediatric nutrition at the Boston University Medical School in the United States.
BVGH’s African Access Initiative expands to Rwanda
14-11-2017 | 09:10:00
The Government of Rwanda has joined the African Access Initiative (AAI), an international public-private alliance addressing Africa’s escalating cancer crisis.
Cameroon becomes first country to earn 5 Star certificate of excellence for active use of medical tech
09-11-2017 | 12:58:00
SystemOne, a global health disease intelligence for rapid detection and response, has awarded Cameroon a 5 Star Quality Program for GxAlert Technical Excellence.
[South Africa] Bravura signs contract with Discovery to drive new corporate saving scheme
09-11-2017 | 08:54:43
Bravura Solutions Limited has signed a long-term contract with Discovery Limited for the implementation of its Sonata platform.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Medical Education system in Africa- change not continuity
06-11-2017 | 13:56:00
Africa is a continent which is filled with many young men and women, some of which have the aspirations and potential to pursue a career in the medical field.
Nestlé and Ghana Nutrition Society work to promote food fortification
06-11-2017 | 11:15:00
Nestlé Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Nutrition Society has held a nutrition workshop to foster stronger collaboration to address micronutrient deficiencies in Ghana.
EFG Hermes Leasing partners with Philips Egypt to provide healthcare leasing solutions to SMEs and hospitals
02-11-2017 | 11:22:47
EFG Hermes Leasing, the leasing arm of the financial services corporation in the Middle East and North Africa EFG Hermes, has signed a cooperation agreement with Philips Egypt to provide leasing solutions for healthcare professionals.
[Ghana] Nestlé and IFRC launch the Gha-WASH project to improve access to water and sanitation
30-10-2017 | 08:15:00
According to the 2017 Joint Monitoring Program Report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, more than 3 million people do not have access to improved water and almost 8 million do not have access to improved sanitation in Ghana.
UK, Egyptian companies to launch catheter production facility in Cairo at $4m in investment
27-10-2017 | 10:30:00
A new medical joint venture between an Egyptian and a British company to launch a state-of the-art-facility to produce catheters is set to start at an investment of $4 million, the British embassy in Cairo announced on Thursday.
Nestlé and the Ministry of Public Health organize a forum on nutritional challenges in Cameroon
26-10-2017 | 07:38:14
Nestlé Cameroon and the Ministry of Public Health have organized a forum on the theme: “responding to the nutritional challenges in Cameroon."
Generic medicine hits an all-time-high in South Africa
24-10-2017 | 10:39:14
Based on the recently released Mediscor Medicines Review, generic use has hit a record high of 60% compared to a low 35% just over a decade ago.
[South Africa] The Gauteng Province and GE partner to advance economic development
16-10-2017 | 07:16:23
The Gauteng Province and GE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on projects in the key economic sectors of Energy and Healthcare.
Northern States Governors Forum picks GE to boost healthcare development in Nigeria
13-10-2017 | 06:19:19
The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has selected GE Healthcare, a global provider of transformational medical technologies and services, as a long-term partner to revitalize healthcare infrastructure in the Northern States.
[South Africa] The Novartis Foundation partners with University of Basel to launch healthy schools for healthy communities
11-10-2017 | 10:29:52
The Novartis Foundation, the University of Basel, together with other partners have launched Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.
[Egypt] Rx Healthcare Fund announces GE healthcare as anchor investor
03-10-2017 | 05:22:00
Rx Healthcare Fund, an Africa-focused healthcare private equity fund currently under establishment, has announced that GE Healthcare is set to become an anchor limited partner in Rx.
[Kenya] Colgate invests $12,000 in scholarship to 16 learners
30-09-2017 | 09:30:00
Sixteen learners have received $12,000 in scholarship prize money courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive. The money will go towards tuition fees, stationery and textbooks in all schooling phases for the children of ages seven to 18 years.
Randell Torno appointed CEO of RESTANCE to lead East African economic development strategy
29-09-2017 | 09:35:26
RESTANCE, Inc has announced a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the Company's East African Economic Development Strategy.
Egypt and the United States sign $100 million bilateral assistance agreements
27-09-2017 | 12:45:00
Egypt and the United States have signed new bilateral assistance agreements and amendments worth over $100 million that support the Government of Egypt's economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and private sector led growth and job creation.
USAID to launch new country programs in West and Central Africa
25-09-2017 | 10:48:34
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green has announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative , led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will launch new country programs.
[South Africa] Aspen Pharmacare achieves global first in tax transparency with Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud
25-09-2017 | 08:00:00
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE has selected the Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud solution to report tax timely and accurately, to be compliant with the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Country by Country reporting.
Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya announces new member, investments and master plan
22-09-2017 | 11:34:45
Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya has announced a new multiyear Masterplan, new investments and new membership.
Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, join forces to build Coalition on Health
19-09-2017 | 10:29:00
Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa.
[South Africa] Discovery bets on Shared Value Insurance to make 10 million people healthier by 2018
19-09-2017 | 05:50:00
South African financial services group Discovery has outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model.
[South Africa] Ascendis earnings up 92% on international growth and acquisitions
14-09-2017 | 07:58:49
Ascendis Health has reported strong growth in normalised headline earnings of 92% to R645 million for the year to June 2017 as the group significantly increased international sales following the completion of three acquisitions in Europe during the year.
[South Africa] Anti-competitive practice of pseudo-generics continue to drive up medicine prices
12-09-2017 | 11:45:00
South African consumers continue to pay more for medication long past the expiry of a patent, as a result of the increasing occurrence of pseudo-generics in the South African pharma marketplace.
[Kenya] Immune Therapeutics inks distribution deal with Omaera Pharmaceuticals
07-09-2017 | 06:22:12
Immune Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company has entered into an agreement with Kenya-based Omaera Pharmaceuticals for the sale and distribution of Lodonal™, valued at a minimum of $31 million in revenues over three years.
Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Uganda in building healthcare capacity
05-09-2017 | 09:02:00
Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization, and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA underscored their commitment to long term partnership with Government of Uganda to build healthcare capacity with special focus on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infertility and cancer.
[Kenya] BitPesa secures Greycroft as lead investor, raises $10 million in total funding
31-08-2017 | 05:50:00
BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa, with offices in Nairobi, Lagos, and London, has announced Greycroft as its lead investor in a follow-up to its Series A funding round.
[Nigeria] NNPC, India seek deeper collaboration on medicare
29-08-2017 | 06:15:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has requested a deeper collaboration with India in the area of expertise and state-of-the-art medical equipment to revitalize its 52 clinics across the country.
[Interview] Kyle Moss, Government Affairs Program Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
21-08-2017 | 10:03:00
Kyle Moss serves as a government affairs program manager and head of global entrepreneurship for Qualcomm Wireless Reach. Based in San Diego, Moss designs, implements, and manages social impact programs throughout Africa, Asia, and the US.
Bill Gates invests $15 million to digitize Tanzania’s health sector
18-08-2017 | 09:40:00
Bill Gates has announced a $15 million investment to help digitize Tanzania's health information systems and improve health data in the country.
L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals establishes its first subsidiary in Rwanda
17-08-2017 | 09:39:00
L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a global pharmaceutical company with a mission to discover, develop and commercialize innovative and safe therapies for cancer has announced the establishment of L.E.A.F. Rwanda Ltd.
Mental health finally gaining recognition in South Africa’s workplace - CRS Technologies
17-08-2017 | 08:30:34
Issues related to mental health, including depression, in the workplace have not always garnered the necessary sympathy or response from employers compared to physical issues, but this is changing.
MTN Foundation supports treatment against obstetrical fistula in Cameroon
09-08-2017 | 08:17:00
The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation created in Cameroon, announces the launching of a campaign to treat obstetrical fistula in the Greater North of Cameroon.
[Startup Interview] Brenda Achere, Chief Engagement Officer, Africa, MEDxCare
07-08-2017 | 11:31:00
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
Nigeria Senate reviewing NHIS Act for affordable, quality healthcare
25-07-2017 | 13:07:00
The chairman, Senate committee on Health Sen. Lanre Tejuoso says the Senate is reviewing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act to make healthcare delivery affordable in the country.
[Startup Interview] Damian Avar, Founder, DoctorsHub, Nigeria
25-07-2017 | 11:11:00
Damian Avar is a medical doctor, social entrepreneur and health business consultant. He founded DoctorsHub Nigeria, a digital-based, simplfied platform to access medical consultation for Nigerians.
Afreximbank, Kings College Hospital enter agreement with Health Ministry for Healthcare Centre of Excellence in Nigeria
20-07-2017 | 06:12:59
The African Export-Import Bank, Kings College Hospital, London, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health have entered into an MOU to collaborate in developing a centre of excellence for healthcare in Nigeria.
Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Tanzania
17-07-2017 | 08:07:00
Merck Foundation will focus on providing one year and two years surgical and paediatric oncology fellowship program in India, Europe and University of Nairobi for Tanzanian doctors to improve the cancer care in the country.
[Startup Interview] Stella Sigana, Executive Director, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya
05-07-2017 | 10:01:00
A beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya has, in the two years since its inception, made significant leaps in energy production and environmental conservation.
Resolution Insurance realizes expansion plans with SSP Pure Insurance
28-06-2017 | 11:01:08
Resolution Insurance has chosen global insurance technology specialist SSP to provide a new, robust, flexible IT system to underpin its expansion plans.
Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company delivers nine containers of medical materials to six African countries
27-06-2017 | 09:18:00
Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company in partnership with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and Medshare have donated medical materials worth $1.8m to six of the 13 countries were Equatorial Coca-Cola operates.
World Organization for Animal Health approves South Africa developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness
26-06-2017 | 10:14:00
The World Organisation for Animal Health has approved a South African developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness (AHS), a potentially deadly horse disease.
[Kenya] Kabarak University partners with General Electric Healthcare to develop $450m medical campus
15-06-2017 | 13:27:35
Kabarak University is partnering with international organizations to develop a 500-bed, state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary tertiary hospital to be located in Kabarak, Nakuru County.
IFC in $4.5 million investment in Medical Credit Fund to increase quality healthcare in Africa
15-06-2017 | 08:32:11
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced an investment of $4.5 million in the Medical Credit Fund, part of the PharmAccess Group, to increase access to quality healthcare in Africa.
VLCC launches festival of beauty across Africa and Middle East
15-06-2017 | 05:19:00
VLCC, a leader in slimming and beauty across Middle East and Africa,has announced the launch of a 45-day-long initiative titled ‘Festival Of Beauty’ starting from June 10 until July 15.
[Kenya] Bamburi Cement signs its retailers to a $1.5 million medical insurance scheme
06-06-2017 | 11:22:00
Bamburi Cement has announced that it will cater for the full cost of medical insurance for its retailers. The initiative, dubbed Afya ya NGUVU, is aimed at rewarding retailers' loyalty.
[South Africa] Ascendis Health acquires Sunwave Pharma and NHP Pharma
05-06-2017 | 07:51:00
Ascendis Health recently declared the acquisitions of Sunwave Pharma SRL and NHP Natural Health Pharma unconditional, together with Cipla Agrimed Proprietary and Cipla Vet Proprietary.