NIGERIA - The Managing Director, The Bridge Clinic, Dr. Richardson Ajayi, has called on stakeholders in the international healthcare industry to look at the health issues in Nigeria and other developing countries as opportunities for investment.
NIGERIA - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the high prevalence of malaria in the country was hampering the Nigerian economy in various dimensions, resulting to the loss of about N132 billion annually to malaria related projects.
KENYA - Parliament has opened investigations into the activities of Medanta Africare — the hospital accused of notoriously referring patients to India in return for a Sh200,000 kickback per patient.
KENYA - MP Shah Hospital is set to receive Sh1 billion ($10 million) from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to boost its ongoing expansion to meet growing demand.
NIGERIA - The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Health to move the National Malaria Plan from the prevention stage to eradication stage, and to strongly consider the use of Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloethane (DDT) in its bid to rid the country of the disease.
SOUTH AFRICA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi earlier on Thursday toured the Port Elizabeth manufacturing facility of JSE-listed Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s biggest generic drug maker.
NIGERIA - Following the decline in the health budgetary allocation for 2016, especially on the funding for immunisation and polio for the year, the coalition of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFAH) has frowned at the slashed funding of routine immunisation and polio eradication from N8 billion to N4 billion.
NIGERIA - An anti-malaria advocate, Oguzhan Siliviri, has revealed that Nigeria contributes 25 per cent of malaria burden across the world, with over 300,000 persons dying in the country every year due to the scourge.
UGANDA - President Museveni has commissioned the newly built Entebbe General Hospital with a call to Ministry of Health officials to focus on disease prevention.
SOUTH AFRICA - JSE-listed private hospital group Life Healthcare and Joint Medical Holdings (JMH) have agreed to pay the competition authorities a record R10m fine for failing to notify the Competition Commission of their merger.
SOUTH AFRICA - Life Healthcare hospital group‚ owner of Johannesburg’s Flora Clinic and the Vincent Palotti hospital in Cape Town‚ has been issued the biggest fine ever given by the Competition Tribunal for an illegal merger.