African Focus

ARV drug takes prominence in North West

In an effort to improve adherence to HIV and Aids treatment and patient outcomes in the North West province, 6 342 eligible HIV positive patients were initiated on the new fixed dose combination (FDC) pill treatment.

Improved HIV testing for Africa

Aids rapid test device from Atomo DiagnosticsAustralian healthcare company, Atomo Diagnostics is bringing to market AtomoRapi HIV, an innovative all in one rapid HIV test that significantly improves ease of use and the reliability of testing in the field.

Pharmaceutical manufacturing set to strengthen in Africa

Pharmaceutical manufacturing set to strengthen in AfricaMeeting the demand of Africa’s need for new drugs is gaining momentum this year, with the finalisation of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) and the inauguration of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (FAPMA) – all focused on tackling the challenges in delivering adequate healthcare within the continent.

Improved sanitation for urinals

P-Island, SA designed urinal sanitation product launchedA South African urinal sanitation product was recently launched at the International Cleaning and Hygiene Convention held in Warsaw, Poland.

L'Oréal targets East Africa

International beauty giant L'Oréal announced on 15 April it acquired the Health & Beauty business of Interconsumer Products Limited (ICP) in Kenya from its founding shareholder. With a turnover of approximately €15 million (around R186 million) in 2012, ICP is a significant player on the Kenyan beauty market, with strong positions in the hair and skin care markets.

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