Nigeria – Setting up committee on Ebola treatment

August 7, 2014 10:20 am0 comments
Nigeria – Setting up committee on Ebola treatment

Nigeria Federal Government on Monday began the search for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease with the inauguration of a six-man ‘Working Group’ to carry out research on the treatment of the virus. Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria minister of health inaugurated the committee to be co-chaired by Prof. Karniyus Gamanie, […]

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South Africa – Big Pharma Accused Of Patent Plot Of ‘Satanic Magnitude’ By South African Health Minister

August 1, 2014 11:25 am0 comments
South Africa – Big Pharma Accused Of Patent Plot Of ‘Satanic Magnitude’ By South African Health Minister

Here on Techdirt we’ve written a number of times about India’s efforts to provide key drugs to its population at prices that they can afford, and how its approach is beginning to spread to other countries.That’s a big worry for Western pharma companies, which see their business model of selling […]

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South Africa – Improved oncology Pharmacy changes lives

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The opening of the new oncology pharmacy at Charlotte Maxeka Hospital.

More than 25 000 oncology patients who seek medical care at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) yearly will now receive their treatment from a revamped pharmacy. This venture which has drastically improved patient care is as a result of Public Private Partnership between the Gauteng Department of Health and […]

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Nigeria – We Are Committed to Making Treatment for Hypertension Affordable, Says Ekunno

July 27, 2014 6:10 pm0 comments
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Emmanuel Ekunno is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc. 53 years old Ekunno hails from Abagana in Njikoka Local Council of Anambra State. He graduated from University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun State, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), in 1979, where he read and obtained a Degree […]

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South Africa – National Association Of Pharma Manufacturers Propose Zero Value-Added Taxes On Essential Medicines

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The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) is pushing for a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in South Africa to make drugs more affordable for those in need of treatment. Indeed, according to NAPM’s press release, levied taxes, which account for 20 -30 percent of the price consumers pay for the […]

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Nigeria – Dora Akunyili, the Nigerian public servant who took on the fake drugs trade

July 23, 2014 2:21 pm0 comments
Dora Akunyili: few and far between. Centre for Strategic & International Studies, CC BY-NC-SA

With the death of Nigeria’s Dora Akunyili, a passionate campaigner against falsified and substandard medicines, the fight against fake drugs in Africa just got more difficult. Akunyili was director-general of the country’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from 2001 to 2009. During her tenure, she […]

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