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ETHIOPIA: Egyptians to Invest in Pharmaceutical Sectors

February 2016 EthiopianHerald; What makes the seminar special is professionals and pertinent stake holders come together for discussion with common objectives focusing on pharmaceutical and medicinal business Relations between Ethiopia and Egypt dates back to many centuries. Though the two countries relation was overshadowed by divergent interests, the on-going business …

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High vaccine prices hamper immunisation efforts in Africa, but are missing from agenda of key vaccination conference

February 2016 msf; As the first-ever Ministerial-level meeting on immunisation in Africa gets underway today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expressed dismay that the serious issue of skyrocketing vaccine prices available in adequate supply was not on the agenda, despite being one of the key barriers to protecting more children against …

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SOUTH AFRICA: R4.5 Billion Allocated to NHI

February 2016 sanews; Government has allocated R4.5 billion for the National Health Insurance (NHI) over the next three years. This is according to National Treasury’s Budget Review document, which was released when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tabled the 2016 Budget Speech on Wednesday.   “National Health Insurance, which is being …

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Device Focuses On Speedier Tuberculosis Diagnosis

January 2016; SciDevNet; A device that can magnify tuberculosis bacteria without using a conventional glass lens could soon replace expensive lens-based microscopes in developing countries, according to a feasibility study published in the journal Tuberculosis. The gadget could diagnose tuberculosis in a sample within seven days, while also reducing the …

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Cancer: Africas silent killer

January 2016 worldbankblog; NCDs are the silent killers with insidious debilitating complications and premature deaths. Take cancer as an example. In 2012, approximately 645,000 new cancer cases and 456,000 cancer deaths occurred in Africa. With limited knowledge and awareness, most patients reach health facilities at an advanced stage of the …

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E-cigarettes may be no better than regular cigarettes

January 2016 theguardian; The e-cigarette – the smoking alternative that has gone from nothing to a sprawling, unregulated multibillion dollar business in less than a decade – could be “no better” than traditional cigarettes, according to a new study. Research published in the Journal of Oral Oncology claims to have …

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