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Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

School-going TB patients speak out on crisis in adolescent TB healthcare

Adolescents fatally neglected in the response to TB and DR-TB in South Africa

As a group of Khayelitsha schoolchildren living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) today unveils an artwork commemorating their battles against the disease, the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that adolescents are being fatally neglected in the response to TB and DR-TB in South Africa, and calls on the…

Biogaran
Source: Biogaran |

Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

A strong commitment to make quality, accessible, affordable medicines available to patients

Biogaran (www.Biogaran.fr), a French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier (www.Servier.com), today announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality. This is an important step forward in the internationalization…

Sophia Genetics
Source: Sophia Genetics |

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa

Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics.com), global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) (http://APO.af/Y5udP7) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.   The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented…

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Source: L'Oréal Group |

Young South African Scientist Recognised at the 19th Edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

Dr Fanucchi was one of two post-doctoral fellowship recipients for the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programme

Last night, the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (www.ForWomenInScience.com) Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and autoimmune diseases. THE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

IOM Egypt Opens Migration Health Assessment Centre

The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States

IOM Egypt opened its migration health assessment centre (MHAC) for the purpose of providing full health assessments to migrants and refugees migrating from Egypt. The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USAID Global Health Corporate Champions Complete Service in Ghana

Through this program, individual corporate champions are sponsored by their private-sector employers to participate in a one-month pro bono consulting opportunity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Corporate Champions Program held its closeout ceremony today in Accra. The ceremony celebrated the completion of a month of service in Ghana by 13 Global Health Corporate Champions from around the world. U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson joined members of…

Garmin Southern Africa
Source: Garmin Southern Africa |

#BeatYesterday The Garmin Way With MTN

There is an increased focus around the world to be healthy and more active, and through innovation and technology Garmin created a range of wellness devices that enrich the lives of our customers through wearable location and communications technology

Garmin (www.Garmin.co.za) in collaboration with MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices to help boost fitness standards while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There is an increased focus around the world to be healthy and more active, and through innovation and technology Garmin created…

Source: British High Commission - Lusaka |

UK choice for WHO chief visits Zambia

Dr David Nabarro, candidate for the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is visiting Zambia to meet with key representatives from the health sector

Speaking ahead of his visit Dr Nabarro said: “I am delighted to be visiting Zambia to hear more about how the WHO can improve the lives of Zambian people across this great country. Our world faces many challenges including climate change, widespread poverty and conflict as well as the threat…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

USAID Support Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health will mark the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services activity. The activity provided technical assistance to improve pharmaceuticals supply and service systems to increase transparency, optimization of resources…