Medical groups warn against the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Prominent medical and pharmaceutical groups have reportedly warned against the use of Ivermectin to treat coronavirus patients. Ivermectin is a drug used to treat infections caused by internal and external parasites and is wrongly being used to treat COVID-19.

France teams up with African partners to supply 10Mn vaccines to Africa

The French government has formed an alliance with the African Union under which member states of the African Union will receive an extra 10 million doses of Pfizer and Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months.

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South Africa detects a new, highly infectious COVID-19 variant: Report

A new and more infectious COVID-19 strain has been found in South Africa, according to a recent study conducted by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing platform and the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Africa's COVID-19 vaccination rate tripled but is still low, claims WHO

The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Africa has tripled during the last week. However, safeguarding even 10% of the continent by the end of September is still a very hard goal, claims World Health Organization's Africa Director, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Natalie Moeti.

GSK unveils new malaria vaccine that reduces mortality risk by 70%

  • The clinical trial was conducted with 6,000 children aged 5-17 months in Mali and Burkina Faso.
  • Globally, malaria causes about 400,000 deaths every year, mainly affecting young children.

Ivory Coast reports first Ebola case in 25 years after Guinea epidemic

World Health Organization has claimed that a patient in Abidjan, Western Africa has reportedly tested positive for Ebola, making it one of the first cases of the lethal disease in Ivory Coast in over a quarter-century.

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Kenya’s Hewatele to expand oxygen production to meet COVID-19 demands

Hewatele, a Kenya-based oxygen producer, is reportedly expanding its capacity this year to meet rising demand from hospitals treating patients suffering from COVID-19 patients. A devastating fourth wave of COVID-19 infections has hit the East African nation, putting a

Libya launches largest COVID-19 vaccination center in capital Tripoli

In a bid to accelerate inoculations and catch up with the surging COVID-19 cases, Libya has reportedly pioneered its largest vaccination center in the city of Tripoli.

Set up in the gymnasium of the City Sports venue, the vaccinati

Cooper Pharma & OSI join forces to market Flavobac Cold & Flu Guard

Leading Indian pharmaceutical company, Cooper Pharma, has reportedly inked a distribution agreement with American pharmaceutical firm, OSI, for the purpose of marketing Flavobac Cold & Flu Guard.

As per the terms of the deal, O