Business & Industry

IFC extends facility to Nigeria pharmacy chain, HealthPlus

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has announced an agreement with HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International Limited to provide a $5 million loan facility that will help the two companies expand pharmaceutical and personal care services in Nigeria.


South Africa’s Imperial to take $58 mln stake in Dutch medical wholesaler

South Africa’s Imperial Holdings will buy 70 per cent of Imres BV, a Dutch wholesaler of medical supplies, for 46 million euros. This is to expand its pharmaceutical distribution in Africa, the transport company said on Thursday. Imperial is looking to expand its distribution business for consumer goods and medical products in fast-growing Africa. Although

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Pharma Projects

Hikma Pharma Signs JV Agreement With MIDROC Pharma; eyes Africa growth

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc, multinational pharmaceutical group, announced Wednesday that it has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with MIDROC Pharmaceuticals Limited, a member of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi’s MIDROC Group, to establish a presence in the Ethiopian pharmaceutical market. The joint venture will be called HikmaCure.

Plans set for new ARV production plant in Ghana

Oxford International Biomedical Ventures (OIBV), the ‘commercial arm’ of  United Kingdom-based charitable organisation Oxford International Biomedical Centre (OIBC) and the Government of Ghana (GoG) led by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), are set to jointly establish a plant to manufacture anti-retroviral drugs and drugs for Priority Endemic Diseases in Ghana, OIBC said in a


Pharma Deko appoints Non- Executive Director

Pharma Deko Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange that at the 137th meeting of its Board of Directors held on Wednesday, May 14th 2014, Professor Herbert C.B. Coker of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos was appointed a Non–Executive Director of the Company effective May 15, 2014.

Press Releases

Serenus Names Accomplished Group of Researchers to Scientific Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA–(Marketwired – Oct 28, 2014) – Serenus Biotherapeutics, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company bridging the divide between the world’s leading pharmaceutical markets and the growing demand for access to innovative therapies in the emerging nations of Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced appointment of a group of accomplished researchers to its


China delegation conducts East African visit and seminar

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMHPIE) last month led a delegation to the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania from Sep. 13 to 19 during which it held in Kenya a seminar titled “Sino-Africa Drug Trade Cooperation – The Seminar on Chinese Medicinal Products”.


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