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Posts Tagged "Africa"

Kenya introduces new Child-Friendly TB medicines

27 sept 2016 | Under News | Posted by

The TB Alliance and the Ministry of Health of Kenya are pleased to announce that Kenya has become the first country to introduce new specially formulated and adapted paediatric medicines for the treatment of TB. See the text of the TB Alliance press release below. TESS Development Advisors worked with the TB Alliance in the […]

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Assessing markets for new paediatric TB medicines

14 oct 2015 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors is pleased to share the the results of our study on paediatric TB markets. The article « Understanding Market Size and Reporting Gaps for Paediatric TB in Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan: Supporting Improved Treatment of Childhood TB in the Advent of New Medicines” by Renia Coghlan, Elizabeth Gardiner, Farhana Amanullah, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Rina […]

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Progress in tracking pharmaceutical markets

29 sept 2015 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors joined with partner Medicines for Malaria Venture at the Pharma Africa Conference in London on 24-25th September to provide an update on the unique work being carried out to track national pharmaceutical markets in Africa. Speaking to delegates from both industry and public health backgrounds, Renia Coghlan highlighted the many different benefits […]

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Talking about Women, Children, Adolescents and Health…

7 mai 2015 | Under Consultations, News | Posted by

The first African regional consultation meeting on the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health took place in Johannesburg on 6-7 May 2015, with stakeholders from across the continent coming together to share experiences, expectations and success stories. A summary of the proceedings can be found here. To have your say on the […]

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Better Market Data in Low Income Countries Is Essential to Guide Public Health and Investment Decisions

6 nov 2014 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors welcomes the publication of a recent blog by the highly respected Center for Global Development (CGD), co-authored by Amanda Glassman and Prashant Yadav, on the topic of « shaping the market for global health data« . TESS’ Executive Director, Renia Coghlan, was a co-author on the 2006 CGD report on demand forecasting as well […]

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How much childhood TB is treated in the private sector? The Union Conference 2014

31 oct 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The Union conference brings together experts in the TB and Lung Health sectors. This year, absorbing the energizing sea air in Barcelona, the Union’s annual gathering focused increasingly on the previously neglected area of childhood TB. Fundamental to the challenge of improving treatment for childhood TB are three components: identifying the numbers of children affected, […]

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Toolkit to Combat Childhood TB

20 sept 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) have released a training toolkit to improve detection and management of childhood TB. Childhood TB has long been a neglected disease, due in part to the challenges of diagnosing and correctly treating it in the face of limited diagnostic and […]

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Exploring Pharmaceutical Market Dynamics in Africa

26 août 2014 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors’ Executive Director, Renia Coghlan, had the pleasure of joining fellow experts in the pharmaceutical industry at a specialist symposium organized by IMS Health to explore opportunities and challenges for improving market data in Africa. Building on her considerable experience in the malaria field, Renia shared ideas on how this previously neglected field […]

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Workshop on Logistics Management Information Systems

12 mai 2014 | Under News | Posted by

164 participants – representing 28 countries and 40 partners – joined forces last week in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to share knowledge and experiences for strengthening logistics management information systems (LMIS). The workshop organized by the Roll Back Malaria, the Global Fund and the Stop TB Partnership provided a forum for national delegations and partners to […]

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World Malaria Day 2014

25 avr 2014 | Under News | Posted by

April 25th – World Malaria Day. According to the World Health Organization’s 2013 World Malaria Report, at least 627,000 people died of malaria in 2012. Malaria is still a huge health burden in Africa, with countless children, women and men affected every year. However, as we approach the MDG deadline of 2015, let us consider […]

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