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23 Apr 19
UCSB Career Services Blog

Tell us about your journey with Yardi? My journey to employment with Yardi is certainly unique.  If we start from the very beginning, I was born the same year that Yardi Systems was founded (1982).  I think my first experience with Yardi was when I was six years old and in the shipping department; our […]

23 Apr 19
Job Search Engine And Aggregation

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion… Source: https://www.jobisite.com/ext-find-Security%20Consultant:-jobs-in-Karnataka.htm

23 Apr 19
avishek201477

Why Business Analytics Consultant Need To Upgrade His Career With ALTERYX Training? Alteryx produces several data analytics solutions. Alteryx specializes in self-service analytics with an intuitive user interface. It is a data blending and data science tool. This analytics can be used as Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Tools within the Alteryx framework. The products work with […]

23 Apr 19
Research Reports

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a software that enables organizations to manage and automate their business processes. The capabilities of the ERP system has evolved from back office activities to the integration of business processes. ERP software has been widely used for back office operations, which include order management, inventory control production, and accounting, etc. […]

23 Apr 19
Quartz
Last month the World Health Organization’s Global Surveillance and Monitoring System for Substandard and Falsified Medical Products issued an alert over the circulation of confirmed fake meningitis vaccines in Niger. WHO called for increased vigilance at all levels of the supply chain—particularly in West Africa after it was discovered the meningitis vaccine’s batch number and expiry date did not correspond to genuine manufacturing records. Also last month, WHO warned of the circulation in Cameroon of fake hypertension drugs that had been found to contain glibenclamide instead of hydrochlorothiazide, with adverse effects reported for patients who took them. Genuine hydrochlorothiazide is used as an antihypertensive and diuretic medicine, whereas glibenclamide is an antidiabetic medicine. This alert came at a time the Cameroon Customs had just seized thousands of drugs of questionable quality. Both the Cameroon and Niger cases were the latest in a string of incidents of counterfeit medicines circulating in African countries where an unfortunate confluence of struggling economies, weak regulation and a preponderance of poorly-educated consumers makes some of these countries extremely vulnerable to unscrupulous middle men  looking to make a quick buck without regard for human life. In recent years it has been become easier for fake drugs to be smuggled in from India and China because many legitimate drugs come from these same country sources. African countries are also vulnerable because the legitimate pharmaceutical market on the continent is growing rapidly in line with population expansion, creating both challenges and opportunities. Consulting firm McKinsey predicts the value of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry will double or triple to between $40 billion and $65 billion by 2020. This makes the sector attractive to pharmaceutical industry players but also some bad actors. A vendor writes as she stands in a legal pharmacy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast The scope and scale of substandard and counterfeit medical products, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is huge, and its impact wide-ranging, say experts. A WHO report shows Africa alone accounts for 42% of globally detected cases of substandard and fake medical products. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime suggests the penetration of counterfeit pharmaceuticals is much higher in the developing world, reaching 30%, as opposed to less than 1% in the developed world. It is widely accepted that perpetrators of the phenomenon see Africa as a soft target because the continent has weak technical capacity and tools when compared with the West. Recent research estimates that one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or fake. This causes 64,000 to 158,000 malaria-related deaths every year in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. An additional 72,000 to 169,000 children die each year from pneumonia due to fake or substandard antibiotics, a University of Edinburgh report estimated. The proliferation of substandard and fake drugs in Africa is complex, making its understanding difficult. But initiatives to roll back the scourge whose impact remain extremely damaging are coming to the fore. In 2018, Tanzania was commended for reaching an important milestone, being the first confirmed country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning, regulatory system for medical products. Finding a way Analytical devices to detect false drugs are very expensive for widespread use in many African countries, costing between $45,000 and $67,000, and are mostly imported. The hurdle is further complicated by an absence of systemized collection of data on counterfeit and substandard medicines on the continent. Faced with this, African innovators are building home-grown solutions to tackle the problem. Franck Verzefé, a Cameroonian pharmacist, developed True-Spec, a portable device that uses artificial intelligence called RAI (Real Active Ingredient) to enable hospitals, pharmacies, pharmaceutical laboratories and quality control centers verify if certain drugs are genuine. “This process takes less than 20 seconds and can be conducted anytime and anywhere,” says Verzefé. “This solution allows the user to save money, as well as build a database to help estimate the true impact of substandard or fake medical products and to collect, structure and systematically analyse accurate, reliable and quality data for Africa.” His innovation features amongst the Top 30 on the 2019 WHO Innovation Challenge which rewards health-oriented innovations to meet Africa’s unmet health needs. In Ghana, social entrepreneur Bright Simons founded mPedigree; an innovation which uses simple text message code to help customers verify the authenticity of medicines. The innovation has its codes on millions of drugs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and India, with feasibility and pilot projects in other African countries. Last August, a team of five teenage Nigerian girls won a Silicon Valley prize for an app called FD Detector (Fake Drug Detector), which tackles the problem of counterfeit pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.  Nigeria’s regulator, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has struggled for years to close in on a rampant fake drug market. Though the exact number of counterfeit drugs is contested, many malaria deaths in Nigeria are have been linked to the use fake medicines. Foreign support Foreign action is also leveraging local efforts in the fight against fake drugs. The European Union is backing an African project—Enhancing Africa’s ability to Counter Transnational Crime (ENACT) – to tackle fake drugs on the continent. The project will amongst other things see into it that African countries have strong and good legislations vis-à-vis pharmaceutical products, as well as examine the symbiotic relationship between corruption and health. Also, US multinational tech company IBM is working on a permissioned blockchain network to tackle fake medicine in Africa. The expected blockchain-based solution is designed to help track and contain the circulation of substandard and counterfeit drugs along the legal supply chain. In Kenya, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board is also set to roll out a short message code by June this year which will enable users to identify the quality of all locally manufactured and imported drugs. While innovators and regulators keep creating technology and new systems to curb counterfeit medicine in Africa, out of necessity and opportunity, the problem keeps proving to be stubbornly resilient. Constrained access to affordable, safe and quality medical products, lack of good governance and weak technical capacity and tools the biggest obstacles to overcome. Sign up to the Quartz Africa Weekly Brief here for news and analysis on African business, tech and innovation in your inbox
23 Apr 19
minddeft

Blockchain faced a rocky road journey in 2018 but still, it tipped as a technology with huge potential for transforming firm. The past year proves huge drops in value for its flagship use case Cryptocurrency Bitcoin and reports that many programs are failing to show true value. Many big players such as IBM and Walmart […]

23 Apr 19
Security Boulevard

Traditional solutions aren’t stopping cyberthreats from compromising critical network systems It’s alarming but true: Your organization is under assault. Cybercriminals have their sights set on your IT systems, and no matter what steps you take to protect it, they keep coming up with new ways to strike. The attacks that companies report from malware, ransomware, […]

23 Apr 19
Market Research News

Global Carbon and Energy Software Market Research Report 2019 – Market Size, Type, Applications, Key Players, Analysis, Demand, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global Carbon and Energy Software Industry. The global Carbon and Energy Software market will reach xxx Million USD in 2019 and CAGR xx% […]

23 Apr 19
Aspioneer

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. ., but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants from Microsoft isn’t the only concern. As my research shows, the advent of digital repression is profoundly affecting the relationship between citizen and state. New technologies […]

23 Apr 19
Technology And Media

April 23, 2019: This report studies Enterprise Content Collaboration market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with capacity, production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering • IBM • Oracle • Xerox • HP Autonomy • AirWatch • Box • Drobox • OpenCMS […]

23 Apr 19
TopNaija

The presiding officials in Borno and Yobe states say they transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), TOPNAIJA.NG reports. The All Progressives Congress (APC) had tackled Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his claim that results from INEC server showed […]

23 Apr 19
cheepowersblog

At least 13 presiding officers who said they were deployed as electoral officers by the Independent

23 Apr 19
Market Research News

Global Business Document Work Process Management Market Research Report 2019 – Market Size, Type, Applications, Key Players, Analysis, Demand, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global Business Document Work Process Management Industry. The global Business Document Work Process Management market will reach xxx Million USD in 2019 […]