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Wed,29Jun2016

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Pharmaceuticals: Pills for the Ethiopian populace

Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ethiopia has the potential to provide hundreds more with jobs. Photo©Xinhua/Zuma/REAThe medical manufacturing industry, which still only accounts for about 15% of the local market, is the focus of a government drive for investment.

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Health: New malaria threats call for extra vigilance

As Guinea entered the final countdown to be classed Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in late 2015, scientists were already warning of new threats to the continent's fragile healthcare systems.

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Health: Pfizer partners with South Africa to produce pneumococcal vaccine

File Photo©ReutersGlobal pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has partnered with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce a potentially life-saving pneumonia vaccine for infants, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

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Ghana: Patients abandon gov't hospitals as doctors strike deepens

Military and police hospitals in Ghana's capital Accra have in the past few days been forced to erect tents, as they seek to handle an overwhelming number of patients who have thronged the institutions following an indefinite strike by doctors.

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The challenges of finding a vaccine for Ebola

Julien Potet, the Policy Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases Vaccines with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Photo©ScreenShot/YouTube/Positive Economy ForumJulien Potet, Policy Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases Vaccines with Medecins Sans Frontieres, talks about the challenges and advances made thus far in finding a treatment for Ebola.

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Ghana mulls Nigerian poultry ban

Photo©ReutersGhana is considering a temporal ban of Nigerian poultry products from following reports of rising cases of avian flu in the neighbouring country.

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