Nigeria – End the doctors’ strike [Sun, The (Nigeria)]

July 21, 2014 2:02 pm0 comments
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When doctors in the public sector embarked on a total nationwide strike on July 1, 2014, Nigerians were plunged once again into the misery and untold pain that usually accompany such actions. Till date, public health facilities across the country have remained paralysed, as the government has been unable to […]

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Nigeria – Afrik Pharma taps in Nigeria’s intravenous gap

July 15, 2014 1:47 pm0 comments
Afrik Pharma taps

The indigenous producer of intravenous solutions, Afrik Pharmaceuticals plc, has stated investors are rallying sources to make sure company will take the lead within the production of intravenous medicines in the nation. With an installed capacity of 396,000 litres annually, it has proposed a 300 percent increase within the next […]

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Morocco – Sothema confirms its African ambitions

May 9, 2013 9:50 am0 comments
Morocco – Sothema confirms its African ambitions

Sothema is now in conquered territory. After the recent inauguration of its plant in Dakar in March, the #1 Moroccan pharmaceutical company is now investing in Guinea-Bissau market via a convention which has been signed Wednesday, April 24 at the company’s headquarters in Bouskoura . Omar Tazi, president of Sothema […]

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Nigeria – Indian Pharma Exports to Nigeria Hit $307m Annually

April 4, 2013 2:39 pm0 comments
Nigeria – Indian Pharma Exports to Nigeria Hit $307m Annually

India remains the largest source of pharmaceutical products to Nigeria with pharmaceutical exports to Nigeria from that country standing at a whopping $307 million a year at the end of  March  2012,  having gone up by 35 percent and 37 percent  annually during the  previous two years. The Indian High […]

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U.A.E. – Julphar to launch $9.6m plant in Ethiopia

February 8, 2013 3:31 pm0 comments
U.A.E. – Julphar to launch $9.6m plant in Ethiopia

Ras Al Khaimah-based pharmaceuticals firm Julphar will open its first overseas manufacturing plant next week. The 40,000 sqm facility, which is based in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, cost US$9.6m to build. Once fully operational, the plant will produce 25 million bottles of suspension and syrup, 500 million tablets and […]

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Congo – Launch of the support program for the pharmaceutical sector

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Congo – Launch of the support program for the pharmaceutical sector

BRAZZAVILLE  - The Congolese Minister of Health and Population, François Ibovi, conducted Thursday in Brazzaville the official launch of the project of support for the pharmaceutical sector and the Congolese Company for Essential and Generic Drugs (PHARMA-COMEG ). On this occasion, he called for a better access for people to […]

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DR Congo – Pharmaceutical operators seeking lighter taxes

February 6, 2013 8:30 pm0 comments
DR Congo – Pharmaceutical operators seeking lighter taxes

Congolese Pharmaceutical operators have called on Friday 1st February 2013 the Government to give them more tax benefits by exempting them from certain taxes. Joseph Ilunga, Pharmagros CEO, a company specialized in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products in DR Congo, says he needs 5 million US$ to maximize […]

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Senegal – West Afric Pharma finally ready to produce

February 3, 2013 6:24 pm0 comments
Senegal – West Afric Pharma finally ready to produce

While the implementation of the Senegalese branch of Moroccan Pharmaceutical company Sothema (one of the biggest Moroccan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer) was delayed during its startup, it will finally start manufacturing under normal conditions thanks to the certificate of conformity granted by Senegal authorities. Moroccan Sothema CEO, Omar Tazi is still angry. […]

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Nigeria – Prospect for the local pharmaceutical industry

January 27, 2013 9:24 am0 comments
Nigeria – Prospect for the local pharmaceutical industry

The health needs of a nation reflect on a certain essential medicines consumed by the population. With the determining factor in the pharmaceutical business dependent on increasing disease pattern, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines such as analgesic, antimalarials and multivitamins make up a large share of the nigerian market. Painkillers, also known […]

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Nigeria – Pharmaceutical market to yield US$ 2.61 bn in 2016

January 26, 2013 12:51 pm0 comments
Nigeria – Pharmaceutical market to yield US$ 2.61 bn in 2016

Pharmaceutical distribution analyst Frost & Sullivan has projected that Nigeria will earn $2.61 billion from her pharmaceutical industry in 2016 from a paltry $778 million in 2009. The analyst credits stiff regulations in the nation’s drug distribution chain for itts forecast, which has seen greater consumer confidence in drugs supplied […]

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