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Communiqué: big wins for obesity and sugar tax campaigners

Communiqué: big wins for obesity and sugar tax campaigners

For ten years, Merck has been donating the treatment of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa, providing over 500 million free tablets to more than 100 million children.

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  • Advancing women in healthcare Advancing women in healthcare

    This included setting up her own social enterprise in Africa, leveraging mobile phones to help ensure women had access to critical healthcare or products by empowering them with information through their

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    rising burden of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Waking the sleeping giant Waking the sleeping giant

    Africa has been known as the ‘Dark Continent’, but not for much longer. ... in South Africa, Africa and many emerging markets for almost two decades.

  • A marathon and a sprint A marathon and a sprint

    A good example of this was a research trip to sub-Saharan Africa for the development of an access-to-medicines platform for oncology.

  • Truthful consumerism Truthful consumerism

    In Africa, Mastercard recently launched the 2KUZE app to connect East African farmers with agents who want to buy their produce.

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  • Medical information in precision medicine

    level. This would mean a doctor in South Africa and a doctor in the Netherlands could share their knowledge and experiences, improving their treatment strategies.

  • Wordbird’s role in ‘Glaucoma in perspective’

    on the App Store and Google Play in the UK, South Africa, France, Germany and Switzerland.

  • Emerging Markets: Your Essential Guide

    This helpful guide includes both general considerations applicable to all emerging markets as well as specific considerations in key counties and regions including Latin America, ASEAN, Middle East &North Africa and

  • Competition from within

    Teva (Israel), CSL (Australia) and Aspen (South Africa) are notable exceptions, with the Indian generic giants Sun and Ranbaxy - which have since merged - the only representation from the ‘ BRIC’ markets (Brazil,

  • Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

    Traditionally the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been overlooked by pharmaceutical companies, with the region contributing only about 2% of global pharmaceutical sales in 2010.

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