South Africa’s pharma regulator approves Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

South Africa’s pharma regulator approves Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine April 1, 2021Frank ShareTweet SOUTH AFRICA – The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) has granted a conditional approval for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, a significant step in Africa’s quest to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across the Continent. The approval comes just days after the announcement by the American pharmaceutical giant that it is set to provide up to 400 million doses of its highly effective vaccine to African countries that have continued to voice their…

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Vodacom, AUDA-NEPAD to roll out digital tech for Covid-19 vaccinations in Africa

AFRICA – South African mobile telecommunication company Vodacom Group, part of Vodafone Group, will work with AUDA-NEPAD to build digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations across up to 55 countries, following successful deployments in South Africa – to manage Covid-19 vaccinations – and in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nigeria – to manage infant inoculations. According to a statement released to the media, the roll-out of mVacciNation, developed by Mezzanine, a member of the Vodacom Group, is the first project in a public-private partnership that has been formed between Vodacom Group and AUDA-NEPAD “to boost…

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South Africa’s e-health startup Quro Medical raises seed round to accelerate growth

SOUTH AFRICA – Quro Medical, South African e-health startup has emerged from stealth mode to announce the closure of a seven-figure US dollar seed funding round led by Enza Capital and Mohau Equity Partners to accelerate growth. Founded in 2018, Quro Medical has developed an affordable and accessible hospital-at-home solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware and software with clinical excellence to manage acutely ill patients in the comfort of their homes.  The startup is building the largest virtual hospital ward in Africa, which seeks to achieve superior clinical outcomes to conventional care at…

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