African Focus

Partnership to improve breast cancer care launches in Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta sitting alongside Markus Gemuen from Roche at the launch of a new public-private partnership to improve breast cancer care in KenyaFirst Lady Margaret Kenyatta, from the Kenya Ministry of Health, and Roche Pharmaceuticals have launched key activities that will facilitate access to improved care for patients with breast cancer in Kenya.

Cipla announces Africa expansion strategy

The symbolic Aids awareness ribbon for Cipla recently announced that negotiations to establish manufacturing facilities in Morocco and later in Algeria are in advanced stages of discussion. The pharmaceutical manufacturer aims to establish these facilities through joint ventures, thereby increasing its antiretroviral (ARV) manufacturing capacity in Africa.

Anti-malaria drug wins 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa

Dr Valentin Agon, pictured centre, with Imogen Wright (left) and Dr Eddy Agbo (right)

During a glittering ceremony for the Innovation Prize for Africa awards, the landmark programme of the African Innovation Foundation’s (AIF) innovative health care solutions took pole position. This is thanks to its offering of ground-breaking responses to address Africa’s prevailing malaria and HIV/Aids burdens.

A. Schulman enters strategic partnership for masterbatches in Africa

Heinrich Lingnau is the senior VP and GM of A. Schulman for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.A. Schulman, an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, is expanding its presence for masterbatch on the African continent. It will do so through a strategic partnership with Snetor Chimie, headquartered in France.

New project provides support to disadvantaged girls

Ghanaian girls receiving hygiene and self-care adviceProcter & Gamble (P&G) sub-Saharan Africa, World of Children Award, and EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative have announced a joint project. Its aim is to provide assistance to underprivileged girls in Ghana so that they can pursue their education.

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