Down with diabetes: PodTech™’s solution to a growing global problem

Excessive thirst, the need to urinate frequently, tiredness, weight loss, blurred vision. The onset of symptoms like these often indicates the development of diabetes and a lifetime of managing high blood glucose and related health issues. Think kidney failure, stroke, heart attacks.   A universal problem?   In 2021, 529 million people across the world…

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Making the Africa CDC’s vision for the continent’s pharma future come true

As the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) sets its sights on an ambitious target of fulfilling 60% of the continent’s vaccine needs through local production by 2040, a major obstacle lies in the startling lack of pharmaceutical manufacturing infrastructure across the region. Despite being home to over 1.3 billion people, Africa…

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Innovating for health in South America

Ah South America. The land of the samba. And the tango. And Carlos Santana. And the greatest of great footballers. And the Amazon rainforest. And capoeira. And chimichurri. And asado. And carnitas. And pao de queijo. Okay, enough with the food already.   How about also calling it the land of civil unrest? And some…

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How the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Africa can drive inclusive economic growth with prefabricated factory systems

  Two birds, one stone The USA, the UK, wealthy European countries, and other large economies appear to be nearing their saturation points. According to an analysis by McKinsey & Company, while many of these large markets are experiencing slow or stagnating economic growth, Africa presents one of the only pharmaceutical markets where exponentially high…

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Ensuring safe medicines access for all: Good manufacturing practices for pharmaceuticals

Time and again, concerning reports of eyedrops with bacterial contamination, ineffective medications, mislabelled tablets, or the like surface globally. Not all such products are counterfeit or falsified; some are made with the intention of providing consumers with a quality health product, but there may have been lapses along the way. Across these different challenges, quality…

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A podule™️ for a healthier tomorrow

The world stands at a critical juncture in the battle against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), with diabetes leading as a particularly relentless adversary. The urgency for accessible, reliable injectable medications is most acutely felt in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). These regions, constrained by limited healthcare infrastructure, urgently require innovative,…

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