Funding Boosts Fistula Treatment Program in Kenya

The Fistula Foundation, a U.S,-based organization dedicated to treating obstetric fistula, announced recently that it received a $2 million grant to support their work to treat women with obstetric fistula in Kenya, through a new program, Action on Fistula.

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Nigeria, emerging hub for pharma market expansion in Africa

As growth opportunities continue to move away from traditional pharmaceutical markets and growth patterns in developed markets continue to flatten, many multinational companies (MNCs) like Norvatis, Pfizer, Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson, etc. look toward Africa, including Nigeria for their expanding global footprint.

This is evident following GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plan to invest over $200million in Africa over the next five years,

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Kenya to host regional center for drugs regulation

The East African nation was selected by New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) effective after beating five African countries, national regulatory authorities and universities who had responded to NEPAD call for applications.

“This means Kenya is now a model where other African countries are expected to come to learn Pharmacovigilance activities,” the Pharmacy and Poisons Board said in a statement unissued in Nairobi.

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KZN to get first private medical university

KwaZulu-Natal is poised to get South Africa’s first private medical university.What’s more, racial quotas won’t apply.Plans for the facility, including an academic hospital, were revealed this week by the province’s newly elected premier, Senzo Mchunu, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Tribune.

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