Tag Archives: Africa

Agreement for Pharmaceutical Development in Africa Inked

November 2016 AlgeriaTimes; An agreement for the pharmaceutical development between Algeria and several Maghreb and African countries was signed Saturday in Constantine (431 km east of Algiers), on the last day of the 1st International pharmacy, parapharmacy, health and well-being show (SAIDALYA). This cooperation agreement signed between the pharmaceutical operators …

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Regional Health Forum Participants Call for New Measures to Reduce Harmful Non-Communicable Diseases Across Africa and the Middle East

October 2016 amediaagency; Scientists, healthcare providers, policymakers and private sector companies met in Dubai for the first ever Middle East and Africa (MEA) Health Forum on ‘Harm Reduction for Healthier Societies’. With a focus on obesity and tobacco, participants at the inaugural forum considered some of the major developments and transformative innovations being adopted …

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Counterfeit drugs: ‘People are dying every day’

September 2016 BBC; Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, sweating, vomiting and convulsions. But it’s OK, you think, because you bought medicine to combat the disease from a local drugs market. Now imagine what it …

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Donors Set Aside U.S.$24 Billion for African Health

September 2016 EastAfricaBusinessWeek; The World Bank and the Global Fund will invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years to accelerate universal health coverage across the continent. “A critical part of this commitment is to accelerate progress on universal health coverage – ensuring that everyone, everywhere …

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Africa will be Short Six Million Healthcare Workers by 2030, But it Can Still Achieve its Commitment of Universal Health Care if it Takes Action Now

June 2016 gehealthcareNews; Sub-Saharan African populations and economies are growing at unprecedented speed with a population growth of 2.7% and economic growth of 4.4% annually. Africa has the fastest growing middle class in the world, with 313 million people (roughly the population of the US), 34% of Africa’s population. This …

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