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During the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam, Dr Iain Barton, healthcare strategy executive at Imperial Logistics, gave a warning that more action is needed against the scourge of fake medicine in Africa. more

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A new prophylactic vaccine aimed at providing immunity against several types of HIV-1 infection has provided promising results in a Phase I/IIa clinical trial, recently published in The Lancet, of just under 400 patients. more

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A device that allows women to self-administer a long-acting contraceptive has been reduced in price. The Sayana Press has reduced in price from $1 to $0.85 per dose. more

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The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) has announced that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will take part in the malaria vaccine pilot implementation programme starting in 2018. more

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The east African pharmaceutical market, which is worth $5 billion, is missing out on significant opportunity as market demand continues to be captured by imports. more

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WHO prequalification has been awarded to Novartis' antimalarial medicine Coartem 80/480 mg, making it the first high strength artemisinin-based combination therapy antimalarial treatment available for public sector procurement. more

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