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mPharma Launches Data-driven Insights Platform to Empower African Pharmacies in Decision making

Facility Insights module launched to equip mPharma-partner pharmacies in understanding various data points related to pharmacy operations and management

mPharma (https://mPharma.com/), a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, Facility Insights, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. This product empowers Pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now…

Source: World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe |

Zimbabwe updates National Cancer Control Plan to mitigate the increase of cases in the country

The workshop came at a time when Zimbabwe has had two previous NCCP with the most recent one ending in 2018

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. Between 2009 and 2018 cancer cases in Zimbabwe have almost doubled according to the national cancer registry. This has been due to factors such as behavioral risk factors for cancer, poor access to early…

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African Development Bank’s Board approves landmark institution: Establishment of African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation to transform Africa’s pharmaceutical industry

“Africa can no longer outsource its healthcare security to the benevolence of others” – Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. African Development Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina…

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Congo Applies COVID-19 Genomic Sequencing Skills to Other Disease

Congo’s National Public Health Laboratory is anticipating support from the World Bank to develop its own genomic sequencing capacities

Two years after the start of the pandemic, the Republic of Congo has begun to apply the genomic sequencing capacities developed in the fight against COVID-19 to other pathogens, including those responsible for malaria, tuberculosis or diarrhoeal diseases in young children. “Thanks to genomic sequencing, the authorities are informed almost…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Ministry signs agreement to enhance access to breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Kenya, with 6,000 cases diagnosed each year

The Ministry of Health, the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and Roche have today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) making Herceptin- an innovative breast cancer treatment available to all NHIF members without them having to top up the payment in cash. This is the first national access program for cancer…

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WHO ramps up support for Ondo State Government, following attack on community

On 06 June 2021, Owo community was attacked as gunmen gained entrance into a church and killed more than 20 worshippers

As with other emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) swiftly moved to support the Ondo State Government to provide technical assistance and facilitate the provision of critical medical services to victims of the Owo attack. On 06 June 2021, Owo community was attacked as gunmen gained entrance into a church…

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European Investment Bank to Support Increased Vaccine Production in South Africa by Biovac

The EIB’s first support for vaccine investment in South Africa is expected to increase annual production capacity at Biovac’s Cape Town plant to 500 million doses, enable manufacturing of viral and bacterial targeted vaccines and strengthen resilience to future pandemics in Africa

Preparatory work to outline production investment and determine regional vaccine needs backed by European Union; Expected EUR 175 million investment to scale up drug and vaccine development and manufacturing at Biovac Cape Town plant; New investment to enable manufacturing 500 million doses a year and strengthen vaccine production during future…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

COVID-19 deaths in African region to fall by nearly 94% in 2022: WHO analysis

The study’s findings infer that only one in 71 COVID-19 cases in the region are recorded and 166. 2 million infections are anticipated in 2022 compared with the estimated 227.5 million which occurred in 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the African region are expected to decline by almost 94% in 2022, compared with 2021 which was the pandemic’s most lethal year, a new modelling by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. This comes while cases are estimated to drop by a little over a quarter this year.…

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TİKA Support for Oral and Dental Health in Tanzania

The trainings, covering the fields of Endodontics, Pedodontics, Maxillofacial Radiology and Maxillofacial surgery and Prosthetic dental treatment carried out with the participation of more than 50 academic staff working in the faculty

In cooperation of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Association Friends of Africa (AFA), the "2nd Tanzania Oral and Dental Health Organization" has been carried out at the Faculty of Dentistry of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam. The trainings, covering the fields…

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved in the EU as third dose booster against COVID-19

Approval follows CHMP recommendation for use in patients previously vaccinated with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or an EU-approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca's (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine has been granted approval in the European Union (EU) by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) as a third dose booster in adults. Healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given a primary vaccine schedule of either AstraZeneca…