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BASF and Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC) in Tanzania Develop Sunscreen for People with Albinism

Local RDTC production assures the supply of sunscreen for 2,000 affected people in North Tanzania; BASF provides ingredients and expertise for improved sunscreen and further expansion of the station. Those affected have light-colored skin, hair and eyes, making them more susceptible to sunburn and putting them at increased risk of skin cancer. In the East African country at the equator one in every 2,500 inhabitants is a person with.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Pharmaceutical firm launches new anti malaria drug formulation in Kenyan market

A Global Pharmaceutical firm on Friday launched a new anti malaria drug formulation into the Kenyan market that is aimed at increasing adherence to the medication. "Malaria patients now only have to take one tablet per dose compared to the four tablets previously," Novartis Pharma Services Manager for Africa Operations Nathan Mulure said in Nairobi. Novartis said that the new formulation has already been launched in Nigeria and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th November 2014

Airtel and Apollo Hospitals introduce Telemedicine to Nigeria Healthcare

In the follow up of the recent launch of mobile health  platforms in Nigeria healthcare. Airtel Nigeria is forming an alliance with an Indian outfit: Apollo Hospitals to enhance health care in Nigeria via telemedicine service. The telemedicine  service will be available for Nigerians and Airtel’s Premier customers. It aims to reduce travels to India for the   healthcare consultation and treatments that could be treated.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Merck KGaA : forms partnership with Kenya medical research institute

Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, chemical and life-science sectors, announced on Thursday the signature of a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Medical Research Institution (KEMRI) for a scientific partnership. Merck said in a statement that the partnership aimed at contributing to Kenya's social and economic development would cover research and development.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st October 2014

Private equity firm Catalyst buys stake in Mimosa Pharmacy

Private equity firm Catalyst Principal Partners has bought a stake in Mimosa Pharmacy, a retail drugs store chain, in the first local investment by the investor. Catalyst said it made the investment jointly with Africa Chemist and Beauty Care (ACBC), a Mauritius-based pharmaceutical chain. The deal amount was not disclosed but a typical investment ranges between $5 million (Sh444 million) and $20 million (Sh1.78 billion). The private equity.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st October 2014

South Africa's Imperial to take $58 mln stake in Dutch medical wholesaler

South Africa’s Imperial Holdings will buy 70 per cent of Imres BV, a Dutch wholesaler of medical supplies, for 46 million euros. This is to expand its pharmaceutical distribution in Africa, the transport company said on Thursday. Imperial is looking to expand its distribution business for consumer goods and medical products in fast-growing Africa. Although based in the Netherlands, Imres mainly targets Africa’s developing.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st October 2014

Cipla Medpro inks marketing pact with Teva for South Africa

The collaboration is a sales and distribution arrangement whereby Cipla Medpro will exclusively market Teva's broad pharmaceutical product portfolio in South Africa Cipla Medpro (a part of Cipla Ltd located in South Africa), through its subsidiary company Medpro Pharmaceutica (Pty) Ltd, has entered into a collaboration with Teva Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd, an affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Teva) - the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st October 2014

Liberia: Cica Motors Donates U.S.$97 K Vehicles to Red Cross