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  • 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

    An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from WHO. This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only… Read More ›

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  • IOM starts flying 15,000 more migrants from Libya before year end

    IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has committed IOM to fully support this week’s initiative of the African Union with the European Union and Libya’s Government of National Unity, with UN backing to alleviate the plight of thousands of migrants… Read More ›

  • AfDB and WWF agree to focus on conservation, energy and agriculture

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) have announced a new three-year partnership agreement to deliver major eco-conservation programmes for Africa. The agreement comes on the heels of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (2014-2017)…. Read More ›

  • NIH and partners launch HIV vaccine efficacy study

    The National Institutes of Health and partners have launched a large clinical trial to assess whether an experimental HIV vaccine regimen is safe and able to prevent HIV infection. The new Phase 2b proof-of-concept study, called Imbokodo, aims to enroll… Read More ›

  • One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified – UN health agency

    Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease – and could even cause death – are becoming more and more prevalent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, calling on Governments to take urgent actions to tackle… Read More ›

  • Combination HIV prevention reduces new infections by 42 percent in Ugandan district

    A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine provides real-world evidence that implementing a combination of proven HIV prevention measures across communities can substantially reduce new HIV infections in a population.   Investigators found that HIV incidence… Read More ›

  • IOM and partners working to empty Libya’s detention centers

    Amid growing international outcry over the reports of despicable acts of horrendous abuse perpetrated against African migrants and their enslavement in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is now working with partners to empty the barbaric detention facilities in Libya. IOM… Read More ›

  • Dangote, the Congo plant and the imperative of African industrialization

    The Dangote Group of Nigeria, one of the pre-eminent industrial conglomerates in Africa, in pursuit of its pan-African development and emancipation strategy, on November 23, 2017 formally launched its newest economic development industrial project, the Dangote Cement plant in Mfila, in Congo-Brazzaville.

  • Kenya: NIC Bank hosts top KCPE student to raise awareness about education needs of children with albinism

    NIC Bank today hosted Goldalyn Kakuya, the best performing student in the 2017 KCPE examinations, for a congratulatory luncheon at its headquarters in Nairobi. Goldalyn, who scored 455 out of 500 marks at St. Anne Junior Lubao, was accompanied by… Read More ›