Articles tagged as 'Africa'

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Academic honour reflects decades-long commitment to patient safety
For former UMC director, Prof. Ivor Ralph Edwards, the road to pharmacovigilance started in Africa. Now, an African university has now paid tribute to his work.

Africa integral to evolution of pharmacogenomics research
As the cradle of modern humanity, Africa is home to high levels of genetic diversity among its people, with significant implications for the safety and efficacy of many drugs.

Home-grown signal detection sheds light on safety issues in Eritrea
Since 2015, Eritrea’s National PV Centre has carried out analysis of domestic adverse drug reaction reports, to better understand medicines-related issues in the country.

Positive reaction to Sudanese reporting campaign
Up until a year ago Sudan had sent in only a handful of reports to VigiBase. Now it is working to clear a backlog of reports after a pharmacovigilance campaign went viral.

Case study – Botswana: Launches Med Safety App and e-reporting
Botswana launches Med Safety App.

PROFORMA project promoting medicines safety in Africa
The PROFORMA project makes strides in several African countries, promoting the networks and capacities needed to help safety systems keep pace with improving access to medicines.

Case study – Ghana: Med Safety App in action
Ghana launches Med Safety App.

Health information technologies in resource-poor settings
Internet penetration and mobile phone use stand at 90% in Kenya, but health clinics in the country’s poor communities struggle to meet the basic needs of patients.

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