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Medicines for Africans by Africans
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Lifestyle Medicines for Africans by Africans

Africa accounts for 15% of the global population and 25% of the global disease burden, yet the discovery and development of medicines that end up in Africa has historically only happened in the global north. It is time for the situation to change, says Professor Kelly Chibale, director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.

Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense
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Africans rising Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense

Nigerian professor of neurosurgery and spinal surgery, Dr. Olawale Sulaiman divides his time between the US and Nigeria to provide affordable and often free healthcare in his home country. The surgeon even negotiated a 25% pay cut with his employer in exchange for longer holidays to Nigeria to facilitate his philanthropy.