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Meet Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, the brilliant African researcher who has developed a ‘cure’ for Ebola

Ebola is one of the deadly viral diseases in the world. It has taken the lives of nearly 1900 people since it broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 2018. This is about to change thanks to a new treatment by a team led by top Ebola researcher Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum. A group of researchers have found a cure for Ebola, … Continue reading Meet Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, the brilliant African researcher who has developed a ‘cure’ for Ebola

Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one district in 2016, was successfully rolled out to all the 14 districts … Continue reading Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Africa’s Billionaires

Rank Name Net WorthAgeOrigin of Wealth #1 Aliko Dangote $10.3 B62 cement, sugar, flour #2 Mike Adenuga $9.2 B66 telecom, oil #3 Nicky Oppenheimer $7.3 B73 diamonds #4 Nassef Sawiris $6.3 B58 construction, chemicals #5 Johann Rupert $5.3 B68 luxury goods #6 Issad Rebrab $3.7 B75 food #7 Naguib Sawiris $2.9 B64 telecom #8 Koos Bekker $2.3 B66 media, investments #8 Isabel dos Santos $2.3 … Continue reading Africa’s Billionaires

What Is The Richest Country In Africa?

Trade, agriculture, human resources, and industry are the major components of the African economy. As of 2012, Africa housed 1.07 billion people in the 54 countries of the continent. Though the country is rich in resources, the people of the country have been exploited for decades and are poverty stricken. It is expected that the African economy will reach a GDP of $29 trillion by … Continue reading What Is The Richest Country In Africa?

Africa is leading the world in plastic bag bans

As of June 1, travelers to Tanzania will have to pack very carefully. The country announced the implementation of the second phase of its plastic bag ban on May 16. Visitors are advised to avoid packing or carrying any plastic bags as they’ll have to leave these at a designated desk in the airport. The first phase of the country’s anti-plastic initiative began in 2017to “protect the youth … Continue reading Africa is leading the world in plastic bag bans

TECHNOLOGY

RAPID RESPONSE FROM THE AIR: MEDICINES SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED USING A PARCEL DRONE IN EAST AFRICA

Revolutionising the delivery of medicines to remote areas using drones – the pilot project Deliver Future proves that it’s not science fiction. Three experts in their respective fields are making it happen: DHL, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German drone manufacturer Wingcopter. Over a six-month period, they … Continue reading RAPID RESPONSE FROM THE AIR: MEDICINES SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED USING A PARCEL DRONE IN EAST AFRICA

Santé : Baisse des prix de 214 médicaments

Le ministère de la Santé a annoncé la baisse des prix de 214 médicaments vendus au Maroc. Cette décision entre dans le cadre de l’activation de la politique pharmaceutique nationale visant la réduction des prix des médicaments et la facilitation de l’accès des citoyens aux médicaments et aux produits d’hygiène. Cette baisse concernent les médicaments utilisés pour traiter des maladies telles que l’asthme, la gastroentérologie, … Continue reading Santé : Baisse des prix de 214 médicaments