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New Research Hub Tackles Access to Vaccines

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New Research Hub Tackles Access to Vaccines

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the United Kingdom’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, announcedon June 4, 2018 that it is joining a new research hub focused on delivering high-quality vaccines at low cost to prevent outbreaks of diseases such as Zika and Ebola. Led by Imperial College London, the new Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub involves contributions from CPI alongside four UK universities, two UK institutes, and global distribution channels.

It is estimated that one in five infants across the world do not have access to basic vaccines that can prevent deaths and illnesses from diseases such as measles, mumps and polio. Effective vaccine distribution is most problematic in economically deprived areas where production and distribution channels can be easily disrupted. This challenge drives the need for more flexible, modular manufacture and distribution platforms that can offer rapid, tailored response to emerging threats.

The Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub will work with CPI as well as other UK institutions, to address two key challenges:

Designing a flexible modular production system that can be used to manufacture tens of thousands of vaccine doses in weeks once a new threat has been identified and sequenced Improving and optimizing existing manufacturing processes to improve…

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East African pharmaceutical market set to boom

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As East African governments and healthcare providers battle with the burden of diseases – such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis – and the increasing impact of non-communicable diseases, the role of the pharmaceutical market becomes more important.

The market, therefore, is expected to reach a value of $3,540.6m in 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6%, according to Frost & Sullivan’s East African Pharmaceutical Market, Forecast to 2021, which provides an analysis of current and expected market developments, drivers, restraints, and revenue forecasts across five countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Rwanda.

“Regulations in some East African nations are cumbersome; creating a need for clear and targeted policies that are effectively monitored and enforced,” notes Takudzwa Musiyarira, transformational health research analyst. “Public-private partnerships should be established to ensure regulatory and funding mechanisms result in better health outcomes.”

Major developments in the East African pharmaceutical market include:

High growth in NCD segments, with oncology experiencing the fastest growth; Increasing local production to reduce reliance on donor aid and imports, while sustaining access to quality-assured medicine in the long term; Establishing regional treaties to encourage intra-region trade; Rwanda increasing national health expenditure and providing the highest rate of universal…

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OIC top official calls for establishment of doctors’ network

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The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has proposed the establishment of a voluntary network of Muslim doctors affiliated to the OIC to help alleviate the sufferings of those in need of medical assistance in member states.

He also called on all OIC member states to increase cooperation in the fields of drugs and vaccines to eradicate diseases. The OIC secretary-general made these proposals at the sixth session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers recently hosted by Saudi Arabia in Jeddah.

The conference discussed the Strategic Action Plan 2014-2023 of the OIC in the area of healthy lifestyles, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and disaster situations.

Turkey’s Minister of Health Ahmet Demircan told Arab News: “Tukey has made considerable progress over the past 15 years in the field of health care, and we have been extensively sharing experiences with our sister countries through the OIC…”

“In the area of health care delivery, we jointly build and operate hospitals in our sister countries such as Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Gaza, and Kyrgyzstan. We also deliver emergency health services after disasters such as the recent blast in Somalia; there were 34 severely injured civilians and…

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