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KENYA: Bangladeshi Firm to Establish Drugs Plant in Athi River

By Victor Raballa Bangladesh’s pharmaceutical market leader, Square Pharmaceuticals, will kick off the production of crucial medicines at its Sh8.4 billion factory in Machakos County early next year. The multibillion plant built on over six hectares of land at the export processing zones (EPZ) in

Govt confirms polio outbreak in Uganda

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a polio outbreak in the country. The polio viruses were established on July 21 from two samples collected on June 1 from the sewage plants of Bugolobi and Lubigi in Kampala. By ESTHER OLUKA with The Daily Monitor The

Rwanda launches door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination for vulnerable groups

Rwanda has launched door-to-door Covid-19 vaccinations for vulnerable groups, including the elderly. By Ange Iliza with The East African Rwanda has launched door-to-door Covid-19 vaccinations for vulnerable groups, including the elderly. Local leaders and community health workers will facilitate nurses by allocating the beneficiaries and

Senegal, European Commission partner in new factory deal

Senegal and the European Commission are in a partnership to build a vaccine manufacturing plant whose initial focus will be to produce the Covid-19 vaccine for Africa. By Pauline Kairu While this is not new —Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria have declared their intentions to establish