IFPMA And Speak Up Africa To Unveil Winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award

SENEGAL – The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa (SUA) will exclusively announce the final three winners of the first Africa Young Innovators for Health Award. The announcement will take place during the official Award ceremony on Thursday, 16th September 2021. The Ceremony will be a hybrid event in Dakar, Senegal and online. The Awards ceremony will convene prominent healthcare leaders from across Africa and beyond, from entrepreneurs to technical, business and policy experts to celebrate African Innovation. The final three winners shall receive…

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Tunisia Health Minister kicked out over spiraling coronavirus infections

TUNISIA – Tunisia’s Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, has fired Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi, amid escalating coronavirus cases in the North African country. The ministry said earlier this month that Tunisia’s health system had “collapsed” under the weight of the pandemic, which has caused more than 17,000 deaths in a population of around 12 million. Mechichi’s office announced Mehdi’s sacking in a brief statement Tuesday, without giving a reason for the move. A government statement said the minister of social affairs, Mohamed Trabelsi, has been appointed as caretaker of the position.…

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Dr. Njoki Fernandes appointed as Kenya Medical Association CEO

KENYA – The Kenya Medical association (KMA), has appointed Dr. Njoki Fernandes to succeed Dr. Elizabeth Gitau as the associations’ new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Njoki is a seasoned all-round healthcare expert. She is a Consultant Obstetrician / Gynecologist and an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and Strathmore Business School. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Njoki served as the Chief Health Advisor and Principal Consultant in the Healthcare Consulting Division at Minet Kenya Insurance Brokers. Dr. Fernandes brings to KMA her vast experience in healthcare administration, financing, provision…

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Amref Health Africa Group CEO appointed Africa’s Covid-19 Response team boss

KENYA – Amref Health Africa Group CEO Dr. Githinji Gitahi has been appointed commissioner of the Africa Covid-19 Response Commission by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The announcement comes after the appointment of Ramaphosa as the African Union Champion on Covid-19 by the African Union Bureau of Assembly of Heads of State and Government (AU Bureau) at the 34th Ordinary Session of the AU held on 6th February 2021. Speaking after his appointment, Dr. Gitahi said the surges of Covid-19 in various Africa countries continue to be a growing concern,…

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African youngsters shortlisted for Health Innovators Awards by FPMA and Speak Up Africa

SENEGAL – The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa have announced the 15 shortlisted applicants who are now in the running to win the African Young Innovators for Health Award. The 15 shortlisted applicants, in alphabetical order, are: Angella Kyomugisha, Kaaro Health Uganda, Chrispin Akuzwe, Smart Chair Patient Monitoring System, Conrad Tankou, GICMED, Dysmus Kisilu, SolarFreeze and Emmanuel Kamuhire, A-Lite Uganda. Also, in the list are; Harrison Suhnfor, H&S Technologies; Imodoye Abioro, Mediverse; John Mwangi, Daktari; Mohamed Taha Ben Mhenni, Vitah and Marie Chantal…

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