Centrient Pharmaceuticals to acquire Astral SteriTech, expanding its product portfolio with sterile injectable antibiotic finished dosage forms

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, February 15th, 2021, Feb. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Further strengthens Centrient Pharmaceuticals’ position as the global business-to-business industry leader in beta-lactam antibiotics Broadens Centrient Pharmaceuticals’ product portfolio with sterile injectable Semi-Synthetic Cephalosporin and Semi-Synthetic Penicillin finished dosage forms, able to further meet the needs of customers in these segments and become […]

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East & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report – #42, 10 February 2021 Update

EHoA SITUATION OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people across East & Horn of Africa. Migrants, including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), are among some of the world’s most vulnerable groups likely to be impacted by the disease. Migrant groups are more likely to be exposed to the conditions and circumstances in which COVID-19 spreads, which includes living in poorer and makeshift locations, and/or overcrowded settings. Migrant groups are also less likely to have access to medical care, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and the COVID-19 vaccines being developed and distributed.…

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A decade of displacement in the Middle East and North Africa

10 YEARS AFTER THE ARAB SPRING PROTESTS, INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT STILL AT CRISIS LEVEL IN THE MENA REGION A decade of political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa has generated levels of displacement never seen before, according to the latest report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). An estimated 12.4 million people are currently internally displaced across the region. When the Arab Spring protests broke out a decade ago, the MENA region was home to more than 3.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs). The figure has more than…

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First Woman and First African Chosen to Head World Trade Organization

GENEVA – In a historic move, the World Trade Organization has chosen the first woman and first African to lead the organization. Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was named director-general of the WTO Monday by representatives of the 164 countries that make up the organization. Okonjo-Iweala said during an online news conference Monday that she was eager to begin the work of reforming the organization and modernizing the rules to bring them up to 21st century issues. “I am grateful for the trust you have in me not just as…

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