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Ethiopia launches landmark national pharmaceutical manufacturing strategy

By Farzana Nawaz On 27 Aug 2015 Read 2130

On July 14 th , during the third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, the Government of Ethiopia launched its “ National strategy and plan of action for pharmaceutical manufacturing development in Ethiopia .” The strategic plan sets out time-bound goals for a range of inter-...

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A great effort to strengthen national capacity in African countries to improve access and delivery of new health technologies

By Dr. Marie-Goretti Harakeye & Lebogang Motlana On 23 Apr 2015 Read 1582

This week in the sunny city of Addis Ababa, we were pleased to take part in the Africa regional consultations on policy coherence for increasing access to and innovation in health technologies. This is a topic that is close to our hearts and integral to the goals of both the African Union Commission...

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Strengthening implementation research capacity in Tanzania

By Dr. Olumide Ogundahunsi On 28 Mar 2015 Read 1305

A workshop to strengthen capacity for implementation research was held in Morogoro, Tanzania on 23 – 28 March 2015. The six-day training workshop was jointly organized by the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and ADP project partner TDR (Special Programme for Research and Tra...

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A unique partnership to combat TB, malaria and NTDs by improving access to and delivery of new heath technologies

By Cecilia Oh On 04 Oct 2014 Read 841

Tuberculosis (TB), malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have a devastating impact on human development – not only are they responsible for millions of deaths around the world, they also disproportionately affect those living below the poverty line. Taken together these diseases are consi...

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To address health challenges, we must pay attention to neglected tropical diseases

By Tenu Avafia On 25 Apr 2014 Read 793

TB, Malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. They are diseases of poverty mostly prevalent among disadvantaged communities with high levels of inequality. In 2012, TB claimed the lives of 1.3 million people, 95 of whom lived in ...

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