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Pharma chains on the way

While pharmacy chain stores are a common sight on the high streets of the US, UK or Japan, they are few and far between in most African countries.…

The battle for African generics

Estimates vary but about half of all state health spending in sub-Saharan Africa goes on drugs, so pricing has a massive impact on the ability of health services to save and protect lives.…

Who should pay the healthcare bill?

One of the biggest debates in the African pharmaceutical industry is the same as in the wider health sector – who should pay for medication and care: patients, the state or even employers?…

“Western” illness now a new threat

Africa carries a large proportion of the global disease burden because it must confront both easily treated diseases of poverty and also the growing problem of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers.…

Moving production into Africa

The influx of Indian companies has been very welcome but it would be better if there were more competition in the sector.…