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Tanzania: Govt Urges Indian Pharmaceutical Firms to Setup Shop in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam — The government has urged pharmaceutical firms from India to set up factories in the country to cut importation costs.   The call was made yesterday in Dar es Salaam during a business meeting with a delegation of 30 representatives of Indian companies touring the country.   Speaking during the meeting, Medical Stores Department (MSD) director general Laurean Bwanakunu said the government was spending at least.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 20th February 2017

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Scores Top Marks in Global Health & Poverty Reduction

Tanzania has featured prominently in this year's Bill and Melinda Gates annual letter celebrating progress in global health and poverty reduction.   The letter is addressed to couple by mutual friend Warren Buffet, who a few months ago asked Melinda and Bill to reflect on the impact his gift has had in the world.   Buffett, an American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune of $30.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th February 2017

Egypt: Messi Postpones Egypt Medical Tourism Campaign Visit

Cairo — Barcelona star Lionel Messi has postponed a medical tourism campaign visit to Egypt following his side's 4-0 defeat against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.   Five-time world footballer of the year was scheduled to arrive in Cairo on Wednesday to promote Egypt's Tour n' Cure medical tourism campaign, launched by Egypt's government. The campaign is aiming to attract Hepatitis C patients to seek treatment.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th February 2017

Tanzania: Local Hospital Conducts 20 Heart Surgeries, Saves Patients $1.5 Million

Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in partnership with India's BLK Super Specialist Hospital has conducted 20 heart surgeries, saving over 340m/- that could have been spent in undertaking the operations abroad.   JKCI Director of Cardiology Peter Kisenge said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the patients with mitral stenosis complications were attended to during a two-day camp that saw other patients undergoing special screening for.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th February 2017

Tanzania: Ambitious $110 Million Pharmaceutical Plant Project to Take off This Year

Simiyu — Various government institutions have teamed up to execute a 250bn/- pharmaceutical industry in Simiyu region, with prospects of saving billions of public funds in importation of medicines.   Regional Commissioner Anthon Mtaka, speaking here yesterday ahead of the region's business forum, told the 'Daily News' that the multibillion project is scheduled to take off this year.   Execution of the project comes as a great.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th February 2017

Tanzania: Local Hospital to Start Kidney Implants from Next Month

Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) by the end of March, this year, will start local kidney transplantations, it has been confirmed.   Speaking to 'Daily News' yesterday, MNH head of Communication Department, Mr Amiel Eligaesha said the exercise was supposed to start last month but was delayed, adding that it is part of the government's plan to cut down the number of patients travelling abroad for the same treatment.   "Due to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th February 2017

East Africa: USAID to Monitor EAC Grant More Closely

Arusha — The United States Agency for Development (USAID) has met with officials of the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to operationalize the five-year Regional Development Objectives Grant Agreement (RDOAG) they received last year.   "RDOAG provides for changes in the way USAID will do its business; strengthen USAID-EAC Partnership; stronger collaboration, coordination and communication, and institutional.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th February 2017

Egypt: Parliamentary Health Committee Agrees to Discuss Development of Small Medical Units

The parliamentary Health Committee agreed to hold meetings in participation with all concerned parties to develop 377 small medical units across 16 governorates in the next period.   Member of the committee Samy El-Mashad said that the committee summoned the Minister of Health Ahmad Emad El-Din on Monday and three scenarios for the development were presented. The first would put the Ministry of Health in charge of carrying out.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th February 2017

Egypt: Country on Track After Currency Flotation, Drug Shortage to be Resolved Soon - PM Ismail

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that Egypt is on the right track after the Egyptian pound’s flotation which contributed to correcting the economic path of the country.   Egypt had suffered from political and economic instability over the past six years which has led to the diminishment of the inflow of US dollars to the country, because the inflow of foreign investment and tourism decelerated, along with the weakness of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th February 2017

Egypt: Prices of 3000 Drugs Increased by Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that it has increased the prices of 3,000 drugs, of which about 300 drugs are against chronic diseases.   Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din said in a statement that the ministry has agreed with pharmaceutical companies to move up the prices of 15% of local drugs and 20% of foreign drugs (totaling 3,000 drugs), out of 12,000 drugs in the market.   Emad El-Din added that the new increase.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th February 2017

IMF support boosts investor confidence in Egypt

More details have emerged regarding Egypt’s ambitious programme of economic reform, as the country remains on course to receive the next allocation of a $12bn loan from the IMF to support its efforts.   On January 18 the IMF mission chief for Egypt, Chris Jarvis, told a news conference that the country was set to receive the $1.25bn second tranche of its three-year loan from the fund, pending a review planned for the end of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th February 2017

Expogroup Wins Big at the Tanzania Leadership Awards 2016

  On the evening of Friday 27th January 2017, members of the business community in Tanzania gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate the most accomplished businesses of 2016. The event was the Tanzania Leadership Awards (TLA), which honors successful businesses that range from conglomerates with more than 500 employees, to small start-ups with a staff count of 2 to 4 employees.   Expogroup, a pioneer in the trade show.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 3rd February 2017



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