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Burkina Faso launches its first pharmaceutical production plant

By Rédaction Africanews with AFP Burkina Faso has built its first pharmaceutical production plant, specializing in the production of generic drugs, which was visited on Tuesday by Prime Minister Albert Ouédraogo. Built by actors of the Burkinabe private sector and named Propharm, this factory, erected

Deaths from noncommunicable diseases on the rise in Africa

W.H.O. Africa Accra/Brazzaville – Noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are increasingly becoming the main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, where the diseases were responsible for 37% of deaths in 2019, rising from 24% in 2000 largely due to weaknesses in

The future of vaccine manufacturing in Africa

By Chidi Victor Nweneka and Tolu Disu with the Brookings Institute Editor’s Note:Below is a viewpoint from the Foresight Africa 2022 report, which explores top priorities for the region in the coming year. Read the full chapter on public health. Reminiscent of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemic, the