African Focus

First antimalarial treatments produced with semisynthetic artemisinin enter market

PCR-Online-Sept-SanofiSanofi and PATH announced the delivery of the first large-scale batches of antimalarial treatments manufactured with a new semisynthetic artemisinin derivative to malaria endemic countries in Africa. The shipment signals a new era of lifesaving drugs made with safe, high-quality, and affordable artemisinin that’s non-seasonal.

Homegrown Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera_1Set on a fertile, rural 40 hectare plantation in Vivo, deep in Limpopo where conditions are ideal to cultivate aloe plants, Aloway Natural Health Products (Aloway) is home to the first manufacturing facility of organic Aloe Vera on an industrial scale in South Africa.

Personal care from people who care

The avocados_used_for_Earthoils_avocado_oil_are_grown_in_the_Thika_region_in_the_Kenyan_Highlands_Earthoil Plantations, a division of Treatt, specialises in smallholder producer projects in remote parts of Africa and other areas of the world. Its business is unique, as it supplies ethically sourced, pure, organic, fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils for the personal care industry.

Sustainable shea – women’s gold

A woman_in_rural_Ghana_sorts_dried_shea_nuts_to_ensure_premium_qualityResponsible sourcing is a top priority for Symrise, which is why its latest global sustainability commitment project in partnership with StarShea is contributing to the economic improvement of women in the poorest region of Ghana.

GSK announces new strategic investments in Africa

glaxosmithklineOn March 31, GSK announced a series of new investments in sub-Saharan Africa designed to address pressing health needs and contribute to long-term business growth.  Speaking at the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels, GSK CEO Sir Andrew Witty set out the company’s intent to partner with governments of African countries to help stimulate more research into chronic diseases, increase capacity by localising medicines supply and strengthen healthcare infrastructure.

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