October 27, 2016


Iran seeks to develop pharmaceutical industry partnership with Algeria

Iran seeks to develop partnership with Algeria in the pharmaceutical industry field, Iranian Health Minister Hashemi Hassan said Wednesday.

In a statement to the press after visiting, with Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Frater-Razes Laboratories, the Iranian minister that this visit constitutes the "first stage" of an Algerian Iranian partnership, voicing his hope that “this partnership grows in the"...

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October 25, 2016


iPatientCare Successfully Concludes National User Conference (NUCON) 2016

iPatientCare, a pioneer in cloud-based ambulatory EHR and Revenue Cycle Management services, announced today the successful conclusion of its National User Conference (NUCON) 2016 that provided end-users and channel partners of iPatientCare an opportunity to cement their relationships and stand united in adopting to the challenges of healthcare IT reforms.

The conference keynote address was delivered by Udayan Mandavia, President/CEO, iPatientCare, in which he focused on the theme of “Pushing the Envelope: Further Out”."...

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October 25, 2016


Q2 Solutions Enhances Companion Diagnostics Capabilities in Collaboration with Illumina

Q2 Solutions, a global clinical trials laboratory services organization, today announced the expansion of its genomic companion diagnostics (CDx) capabilities. This comes as a result of an agreement between Q2 Solutions – EA Genomics and Illumina, a global leader in genomics, to establish a"......

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October 25, 2016


Fight against cancer: Achievement of goals requires mobilization of all players

The achievement of goals relating to the fight against cancer requires "the mobilization" of all players, stressed Monday in Algiers Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.

"We are committed to achieving these goals and ensuring collective mobilization of all players in order to make successful the Cancer Plan that allows ensure a better care to patients and prevent other people," Boudiaf said at the opening ceremony"...

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October 19, 2016


World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) Signs Commitment to Support Patient Safety Movement’s Mission of Zero Patient Deaths by 2020

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has signed a commitment to action and announced that it will support the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and its mission to eliminate preventable deaths by the year 2020. Concurrently, the PSMF is joining the WFSA’s SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody – Today) campaign to advance access to safe and affordable anesthesia around"......

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October 17, 2016


Oral GED-0301 Phase 1b Results Show Clinical Remission and Endoscopic Response at Week 12 in Patients with Active Crohn’s Disease

Endoscopic improvement seen across all treatment groups at 12 weeks

Safety and tolerability were consistent with previous studies

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), today announced that data from a randomized, double-blind, multicenter,"...

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October 16, 2016


Algiers, Havana ink eight agreements on health, higher education

Algeria and Cuba signed Friday in Havana eight cooperation agreements in health and higher education.

Pasteur Institute of Algeria (IPA) and the Instituto Finlay de Vacunas (IFV) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up, in a short term, a local unit for vaccine production with an association of diphtheria and tetanus antigen.

Two agreements on technical"...

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October 13, 2016


First internet addiction rehab clinic opens in Algeria

"When talking about addiction, people usually think about tobacco, drugs or alcohol dependency," said Dr Hakima Boualem, head of the medical staff of the addiction treatment centre of Bachir Mentouri clinic in Constantine.

"But, for some, the fight is with internet - especially the 'magic blue' of Facebook."

Last May, addiction specialists and psychologists at the Bachir Mentouri"...

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October 11, 2016


Durvalumab Shows Promising Preliminary Early Data in Lung and Head & Neck Cancers

Early data for durvalumab monotherapy in NSCLC and HNSCC show durable response rates and encouraging overall survival1,2

Novel combination data and PD-L1 testing concordance results reinforce commitment to developing treatments for unmet patient needs3,4

AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, announced today efficacy and safety data for"...

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October 11, 2016


AHF Africa Bureau Applauds Zambia’s Ministry of Health and Chainama College as 23 CHA-HIV Medic Students Graduate

AHF today applauded Zambia’s Ministry of Health and Chainama College of Health Sciences on the graduation of 23 CHA-HIV Medic students. This is the 2nd class of HIV Medics to graduate in Zambia since the course was formally accepted and registered with the Health professional Council of Zambia (HPCZ) in 2013.


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