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Natural sugar to reduce malaria transmission by 30%

A recent study conducted by French and Burkinabe researchers Of Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) reveals that a natural sugar diet reduces the lifespan, quantity of blood meals and fertility of female Anopheles mosquitoes (vector of malaria), which can reduce their ability to transmit the disease by about 30%. Process To achieve these results, scientists fed mosquitoes in …

Has Tong Mei laboratory been sanctioned in Benin for trafficking in fake medecine?

The Chinese laboratory Tong Mei is one of the three generic-drug manufacturers in Togo.   The pharmaceutical company has been accused by the public prosecutor of the Republic of Benin, Ulrich Togbenu of serving as an agent in West Africa for Chinese pharmaceutical companies.Interviewed by Radio France International, M. Togbenu stated that Tong Mei instead of manufacturing their drugs locally, rather …

Togolese researcher discovers anti-ulcer properties of aloe buettneri

Studies conducted by a researcher from the University of Lomé, have discovered the anti-ulcer properties of aloe buettneri which is a local species of aloe found in northern and southern Togo. This plan is generally used by local communities in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. The extraction its active ingredient molecular compounds has discovered that it can …