African Focus

Consumer goods powering next generation Africa-GCC business links

Africa mapIn a new report, Next-generation Africa-GCC Business Ties in a Digital Economy, sponsored by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) explores the perspectives of young entrepreneurs and investors in Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on building business relationships and spotting opportunities in each other’s markets.

Novartis Access and Cameroon’s government sign memorandum of understanding to fight chronic diseases

Andre-Mama-Fouda-and-Dr-Harold-NusserCameroon has become the sixth country to launch Novartis Access.

BASF takes malaria prevention to the next level

An expert from BASF inspects a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito netBASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor G2. This is a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net based on chlorfenapyr, which is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. This is the first WHO recommendation in more than 30 years for a product based on a new insecticide class.

Placecol launches African export strategy

A picture of the CEO of Imblie Beauty, Esna ColynThe award winning Placecol skin care range is launching in various Edgars stores in Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia. In South Africa, the range is available in more than 70 of Placecol’s own skin care clinics, aesthetics centres and spas.

R&D projects for HIV/Aids

There’s a great deal of sophistication in the way pharmaceutical companies are getting products to disadvantaged areas while addressing global health priorities. However, good practice is limited to a narrow range of products and countries, and opportunities to expand efforts are yet to be realised.

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