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A focus on the Middle East & Africa


Egypt's new healthcare system to cost 29 billion euros

Egypt's new healthcare system will cost 29 billion euros of which one-third will be covered by the state government.

Kuwait approves funding for 5 Tunisian healthcare projects

Kuwait has approved for funding five healthcare projects in Tunisia, worth a total of nearly $79.7m (KWD24.3m).

South Africa's Life Healthcare FY profit dives 57 pct

Life Healthcare Group reported a 57% plunge in full-year profit after write-offs on its Polish business and the cost of acquiring Britain's Alliance Medical weighed on earnings.

Egypt and France sign €30 million health care deal

Egypt and France signed a €30 million agreement to support and improve the quality of health care in the North African state.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies launches joint venture in KSA

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMD) has announced the launch of Johnson & Johnson Medical Saudi Arabia Limited.

In Nairobi, a chain of micro-clinics delivers health care where it’s needed most

A social enterprise in Kenya is offering an alternative to essential health services through a model that its founders say is sustainable and could work in other developing countries.

E-health accelerator launched in Cape Town

E-health accelerator Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT) has opened applications for its first programme, designed to help high growth, high social impact businesses in the health space succeed.

Startup seeking to offer WhatsApp for healthcare plans expansion to South Africa

Serial healthcare entrepreneur Clinton Phillips is expanding his telehealth business Medici to South Africa at the start of 2018 in a move intended to improve access to healthcare.

More pharma companies coming to UAE

The collaborative efforts spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Prevention have made it attractive for international pharmaceutical companies to come to the UAE.

Julphar pharma records $23mln in profits for Q3 2017

Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries announced revenues of AED992 million for the first three quarters of the year 2017. The company posted an AED86 million net profit for the period.

NAFDAC refutes claim 70% drugs in Nigeria fake

NAFDAC has refuted the claim that 70 per cent of pharmaceutical products circulating in Nigeria are fake. The agency said the claim is not evidenced-based and has no scientific proof.

Interpol finds 300kg of counterfeit meds in West Africa

Interpol has seized more than 300kg of counterfeit pharmaceutical products in West Africa’s Cote d’Ivoire, and uncovered a packaging site for fake medicines.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Africa

African countries are aware of the necessity of technology in improving the performance of healthcare. In fact, some parts of Africa have already started integrating artificial intelligence in their healthcare systems.

Case Study: Report on Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives across Africa

Infomineo supported a client in finding data on the average qualification level, compensation package, and availability of pharmaceutical sales representatives in 23 African countries.


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