Nigeria has stepped up its fight against cancer with the launch of its National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022.
Pharmaceutical company ViaDerma has entered into a $250,000 initial sales agreement with Vage Nigeria Ltd. a brand support company specializing in product sourcing.
[Tunisia] Islamic Development Bank approves $184 million for energy, healthcare and social integration projects
Islamic Development Bank’s Board of Executive Directors meeting has approved mega financing for different projects in Tunisia.
Lagos State, Nigeria’s largest healthcare market, lacks an adequate supply of quality secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities with only about 700 to 1,000 quality beds for a population of over 21 million people.
Poverty in Kenya declines significantly, but unlikely to be eradicated by 2030, World Bank Economic Update
The proportion of Kenyans living on less than the international poverty line, $1.90 per day in 2011 PPP, has declined from 43.6 percent in 2005/06 to 35.6 percent in 2015/16, according to the 17th edition of the Kenya Economic Update.
Alta Semper, a private equity manager investing flexible and strategic capital across select African growth markets, has announced a partnership with Nigeria’s leading retail pharmacy chain HealthPlus.
KWHCoin, the blockchain-based renewable energy company using a digital currency that converts renewable distributed energy resources to digital tokens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nurse In Hand (NIH) Emergency Response.
The regulation activities of food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices in Zanzibar will now be done online.So, will be the issuance of import and export permits for the said goods.
Healthcare supply chain leader, Imperial Logistics, has unveiled a world-class expansion at its Centurion facility in South Africa.
Next Einstein Forum launches Scientific African Journal to boost global reach of research from Africa
A partnership between the Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science, will see the creation of a new pan-African, peer reviewed.
Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will need 40% more water than its current accessible, reliable supply.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is visiting Nigeria to see first-hand the progress the country is making on primary healthcare provision, polio eradication, nutrition and financial inclusion.
Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and business has partnered with Flutterwave, a payments API that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments across Africa.
National Nurses Association of Kenya partners with Nestlé Nutrition Institute to launch “The First 1000 Days Nurses’ Academy”
The National Nurses Association of Kenya in partnership with Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa have launched a training programme to equip pediatric and midwifery nurses with knowledge and skills in the ‘First 1000 Days’ of a child’s life.
An ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication in under three minutes was officially opened in Alexandra today.
GE Healthcare and Amref Health Africa have announced a framework agreement that aims to develop a range of in-country health care service collaborations.
Novonordisk Egypt awarded the best place to work in Egypt for 2018 by BTPW
Commvault a player in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, has announced a new partnership with MEDITECH Holdings South Africa.
Ascendis Health has reported a 27% increase in revenue to R4 billion for the six months to December 2017, driven by the strong performance of the group's international operations which grew revenue by 50% to R1.9 billion.
Mercer has entered into a partnership with Advisory K, a Zimbabwe based Consulting firm, to bring leading talent management, consulting, data driven solutions and insights to the local market.
Merck Foundation signs agreement with African First Ladies Organization to build cancer and fertility care capacity in their countries
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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced their commitment to contribute to the EU's External Investment Plan.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Technology has taken off in Kenya like wildfire, where the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are the latest industries to embrace its benefits.
Over 220 insurance companies are currently involved in the operations and issuance of the COMESA Yellow Card insurance covers in 13 countries across Africa.
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.
[South Africa] Government new health insurance scheme, growing ageing population to boost medical device market, report
South Africa medical device market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8.97 percent during the 2018-2024 period due to public-private partnerships to develop hospitals, government new health insurance schemes and growing ageing population.
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
Today the Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are announcing the successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine services across Ghana.
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®, an independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide has welcomed Johannesburg-based F/NE to its rapidly expanding global network.
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 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’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 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.
Ascendis Health announced yesterday the results of a fully underwritten renounceable rights offer to raise R750 million.
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.
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 was recently awarded a revised license for their pharmaceutical bonded warehouse in Centurion, South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
“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."
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.
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
SystemOne, a global health disease intelligence for rapid detection and response, has awarded Cameroon a 5 Star Quality Program for GxAlert Technical Excellence.
Bravura Solutions Limited has signed a long-term contract with Discovery Limited for the implementation of its Sonata platform.
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 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
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.
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.
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 Cameroon and the Ministry of Public Health have organized a forum on the theme: “responding to the nutritional challenges in Cameroon."
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.
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.
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
The Novartis Foundation, the University of Basel, together with other partners have launched Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.
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.
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.
RESTANCE, Inc has announced a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the Company's East African Economic Development Strategy.
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.
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
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 has announced a new multiyear Masterplan, new investments and new membership.
Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa.
South African financial services group Discovery has outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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
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
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
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, 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, 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.