Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - UNICEF has awarded a contract for the first ever supply of malaria vaccine to GSK valued at USD 170 million, a landmark award that will lead to 18 million doses of RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) to be available over the next three years, potentially saving thousands of lives [...]
©- - 16 august 2022 - 16:51:20 - thread Health (737 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Rwanda is to host the headquarters of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) after a vote to select a host country, sources in Tunis said on Sunday. The vote for the country to host the AMA took place in Lusaka, Zambia, last Friday with Rwanda edging out Tunisia [...]
©- - 17 july 2022 - 16:22:20 - thread Health (137 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan prime minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, on Tuesday officially launched the first electronic system specialized in monitoring drug stocks and determining drug needs. The events was witnessed by the deputy prime minister and Acting Health Minister Ramadan Boujnah, minister of State for [...]
©- - 14 june 2022 - 16:13:05 - thread Health (258 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - New treatments for various cancers, insulin analogues and new oral medicines for diabetes, new medicines to assist people who want to stop smoking, and new antimicrobials to treat serious bacterial and fungal infections are in the new edition of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Model Lists [...]
©- - 01 october 2021 - 14:25:05 - thread Health (1073 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Cape Town’s Biovac Institute has secured a major contract to start production of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech next year. CEO Morena Makhoana on Wednesday said the company would be able to produce 100 million doses a year around for distribution [...]
©- - 21 july 2021 - 15:58:08 - thread Health (205 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Director General of the Brazzaville Foundation, Richard Amalvy, presented last weekend to Togolese Head of State Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé the results and perspectives of the Lomé Initiative which aims to fight against fake drugs in Africa, one year after its launch, a press release from [...]
©- - 25 january 2021 - 21:07:46 - thread Health (433 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Over $31 billion is needed during the next 12 months to develop medicines that will be effective against COVID-19, and make them available to all people, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners said on Friday. Ahead of a major pledging summit, they updated journalists on a [...]
©- - 27 june 2020 - 06:23:54 - thread Health (431 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government has set terms for the use of  chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, according to a directive issued by the Minister of Health and Population, Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo on Wednesday.   The prescription of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine is fixed to the general practitioner or specialist working in a [...]
©- - 27 may 2020 - 14:53:31 - thread Health (116 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) -  Burkina Faso's Parliament has adopted the treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA), an official source said on Wednesday. According to a memo from Parliament, MPs unanimously passed the bill authorising the ratification of AMA's creation on Tuesday. "The ratification of this treaty by our country will [...]
©- - 15 april 2020 - 12:22:17 - thread Health (170 words)


Brazzazville, Congo (PANA) - The head of Congo's National Gendarmerie's Central Judicial Research Service, Lt-Col. Victor Gandziami, announced on Friday in Brazzaville that his office has arrested three agents, alleged perpetrators of drug theft at the Brazzaville University (CHU-B) hospital, the country's largest medical institution. "These three agents were fraudulently taking [...]
©- - 21 december 2019 - 13:27:04 - thread Health (263 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A non-governmental British organization for relief, development and advocacy, Food for the Hungry, on Thursday over 10 million tablets of Albendazole drug to the Burundian government for deworming children aged up to 14 years. According to Burundi public radio, children infested with worms will be treated next [...]
©- - 19 december 2019 - 14:23:22 - thread Health (245 words)


Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government has taken a series of measures to rehabilitate the health system and ensure the efficient operation of health services, according to a document from the Ministry of Health received on Thursday by PANA.   These include a detailed plan to restore confidence and bring health [...]
©- - 15 november 2019 - 08:27:44 - thread Health (196 words)


Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Dr. Arounan Diarra, President of the National Council of the Order of Pharmacists of Côte d'Ivoire (CNOP-CI), said in the hunt for the proliferation of fake or low quality medicines, it was necessary to tackle the sources of the scourge, in this case the reorganization [...]
©- - 19 september 2019 - 19:25:37 - thread Health (340 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government is to establish an integrated pharmaceutical information system, "e-pharmacy", to ensure traceability, according to a decision of the Council of Ministers revealed on Wednesday.   According to the Council, "this system will make it possible to optimize and secure the traceability of medicines throughout the [...]
©- - 09 august 2019 - 13:47:31 - thread Health (211 words)


Abidjan, Ivory Coast (PANA)   -  The Ivorian minister of health and public hygiene, Eugène Aka Aouélé, and the Union of Laboratory Applied Scientific Pharmacology (UPSA) Friday jointly launched a campaign against the purchase of street medicines. This media campaign launched on the first public television channel, RTI 1, has a twofold [...]
©- - 15 june 2019 - 09:28:47 - thread Health (389 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea is planning to set up a brigade for combating  the illicit sale of drugs, an official source said Tuesday in the country's capital, Conakry. 'Medicrime' , the proposed structure, will coordinate repression and enforce  compliance with the rules of the pharmaceutical profession. Guinea Pharmacists Association president , [...]
©- - 16 april 2019 - 11:24:58 - thread Health (977 words)


Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has lauded the move by the South African government to release a new intellectual property (IP) policy that will stop the country’s process of blindly handing out patents, thus providing hope to people across the country who cannot afford [...]
©- - 04 june 2018 - 04:58:56 - thread Health (835 words)


Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Ministry of International Cooperation and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday signed a US$60 million agreement on a three-year procurement support to the Ministry of Health, the UN agency said in a press release. The project comes as a major breakthrough in availing life-saving [...]
©- - 10 march 2016 - 18:04:26 - thread Health (323 words)


New York, US (PANA) - As the world celebrates the achievement of reaching 15 million people with HIV treatment and commits to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Tuesday reminded countries of the urgent need to ensure that new trade agreements under [...]
©- - 28 july 2015 - 21:20:08 - thread Health (560 words)


New York, US (PANA) - A report by the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has said three quarters of the world population has no access to proper pain relief treatment. INCB is a UN body charged with overseeing governments’ compliance with international drug control treaties. A UN statement on the report, [...]
©- - 04 march 2015 - 07:21:26 - thread Health (448 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) are meeting in Brazzaville, Congo, to review the Act of the African Union (AU) on the harmonization of registration for medicinal products, PANA learnt Wednesday from the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population. The law on harmonization and [...]
©- - 25 february 2015 - 14:54:02 - thread Health (133 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A nuclear medicine department equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment, has opened at the Tripoli Hospital, in a major move to reduce the overseas' evacuation of Libyan patients. The department, which opened Thursday in the Libyan capital, has the capacity to diagnose tumors, among other [...]
©- - 16 may 2014 - 09:41:39 - thread Health (120 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Hospital care and medicines account for three quarters of the health expenditures from the income of the average Congolese, a situation that increases the poverty rate, the Director of health information and research, Richard Bilekot, disclosed here Wednesday. The disclosure was made during the 2009-2010 health [...]
©- - 16 january 2014 - 14:06:01 - thread Health (159 words)