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Immune Therapeutics Inc. & Partners sign agreement with Fidson Healthcare Plc for the distribution of Lodonal™ in Nigeria.

An agreement between Immune Therapeutics and GB Pharma/AHAR with Fidson Healthcare will enable Fidson marketing, sales, customer support, and technical assistance organization to promote Lodonal™ in Nigeria. This will elevate Immune Therapeutics and GB Pharma/AHAR distribution network to the next level. The distribution will become effective, upon completion of the ongoing NAFDAC approved 90‐day Bridging

Immune Therpauetics

Immune Therapeutics Inc. & Partners sign agreement with Fidson Healthcare Plc for the distribution of Lodonal™ in Nigeria.

An agreement between Immune Therapeutics and GB Pharma/AHAR with Fidson Healthcare will enable Fidson marketing, sales, customer support, and technical assistance organization to promote Lodonal™ in Nigeria. This will elevate Immune Therapeutics and GB Pharma/AHAR distribution network to the next level. The distribution will become effective, upon completion of the ongoing NAFDAC approved 90‐day Bridging

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.

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NovaBay signs distribution agreement with the Biopharm Group

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of its non-antibiotic anti-infective products, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for NovaBay’s NeutroPhase Skin and Wound Cleanser with the Biopharm Group, a leading pharmaceutical company in the Middle East, headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. Under the terms of the agreement, Biopharm will market NeutroPhase

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Deals

German Ambassador Kochanke with a Tanzanian counterpart at the signing ceremony

Germany commits 210 million USD to development in Tanzania

A German-Tanzanian development cooperation over the next three years will focus on strengthening the health system, improving water supply and sanitation, and protecting biodiversity and natural resources. This is the outcome of bilateral negotiations on development cooperation between the Governments of Germany and Tanzania which were concluded on August 13, 2015 in Dar es Salaam.

Policy & Regulatory Affairs

European Medicines Agency

World’s 1st malaria vaccine gets regulatory nod from EMA

The world’s first malaria vaccine today cleared one of the final hurdles as it received a positive scientific opinion from European regulators and now awaits approval from the WHO before it could be administered within the next few years across Africa. The vaccine, named Mosquirix, was given the green light by London-based European Medicines Agency

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Pharma Projects

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Nigeria government in partnership to finance pharmaceutical warehouse in Abuja

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Health, and in collaboration with the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Global Fund has started construction of three pharmaceutical warehouses in Abuja. . Supervising Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, said the project would be completed within five months at

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

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Hikma appoints Kofi Amegashie to head its sub-Saharan Africa unit

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group has announced the appointment of Kofi Amegashie as head of its newly created sub-Saharan Africa business. Kofi will lead Hikma’s expansion into this region with the aim of replicating Hikma’s brand success in the Middle East and North Africa and establishing a strong foot hold in

Press Releases

International

NASA assists in pharmaceutical drone delivery

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) — An outdoor free clinic in Virginia was the first to receive an unmanned aerial delivery of pharmaceuticals Friday. NASA partnered with Flirtey Inc., — a drone startup company — to successfully deliver medicines and other medical supplies to an annual free clinic in Wise County, Va., which serves at least 1,500

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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What is needed to accelerate access to quality medicines & vaccines in Africa?

GUEST ARTICLE By Paul Dearden, Abbvie;  Dakshina Reddy, Novartis Members of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) African Regulatory Network   In a globalized world, the regulatory landscape is changing every day to address, in tandem, old and new challenges. With regulatory systems increasingly under pressure globally, what will be the most

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