3M set to acquire medical device maker Acelity in $6.7billion deal

3M Co said on Thursday it would buy privately held medical device maker Acelity Inc in a deal valued at $6.7 billion, including debt, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate looks to expand its business in medical dressings and related products. The maker of Post-it notes and Scotch tape is buying the company and some of… Read More 3M set to acquire medical device maker Acelity in $6.7billion deal

Gunmen fatally shoot female polio vaccinator in Pakistan

Gunmen shot and killed a female polio vaccinator on Thursday, the fourth this week in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said. Polio workers have come under attack in some parts of the word including Pakistan where hardline clerics and militants say the… Read More Gunmen fatally shoot female polio vaccinator in Pakistan

Zipline launches delivery of vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana using drones

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. Medics will place orders by text message when supplies run dry, said GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley. Drones will then fly in from… Read More Zipline launches delivery of vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana using drones

Regulatory board shuts down 14 health facilities in Cross River

The Cross River Private Hospital Regulatory Board has shut down 14 health facilities in the state for medical quackery and substandard operations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported. The Chairman of the Board, Norbert Mogar, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar, said the facilities were… Read More Regulatory board shuts down 14 health facilities in Cross River

China police detain 17 persons in connection with chemical plant explosion

Police have detained another 17 people in connection with a deadly pesticide plant blast that killed 78 people in eastern China last month, authorities said on Monday. The March 21 explosion at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Co prompted China’s safety watchdog to launch a nationwide inspection of hazardous chemicals, mines, transportation and… Read More China police detain 17 persons in connection with chemical plant explosion

Dozens dead, scores injured following explosion at chemical plant in China

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public. The blast occurred on Thursday at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in Jiangsu province,… Read More Dozens dead, scores injured following explosion at chemical plant in China

Policeman killed as Mai Mai militants attack Ebola treatment center in Congo

Armed Mai Mai militiamen attacked an Ebola treatment center at the heart of an outbreak of the disease in eastern Congo on Saturday, killing a policeman before being repelled by security forces, the local mayor said. The center in Butembo was the same one torched by unknown assailants last week, an attack that prompted Medecins… Read More Policeman killed as Mai Mai militants attack Ebola treatment center in Congo