The only thing constant these days is change. The possibility of what technology could do seems to have no boundary. The availability of mobile phones and broadband services are bringing changes and inspiring people to venture into areas which would have been unthinkable a decade ago. This development is bringing opportunities to the African continent.
Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana. The pilot project, called “Project Kgolagano,” will provide clinical consultations and diagnoses to a patient
The Accenture Foundations have awarded Amref Health Africa an additional grant of US$3 million to help the organization enhance and scale its mobile health training program to 3,000 community health workers in Kenya. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Amref Health Africa to more than US$7.3 million since 2005. This grant is a part of Accenture’s corporate
Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace. — UNAIDS Committing to making our word free of stigma and discrimination is not an option, IT’S A DUTY. — MICHEL SIDIBÉ, UNAIDS EXECUTIVE
By John Churu, Gaborone, Botswana Botswana’s 2015 mHealth Innovation Competition has been launched with much promise from those taking part to excel beyond limit. This is the third competition in a series of such competitions organised by the Botswana Innovation Hub and other stakeholders who include Orange Botswana, University of Botswana, Unicef, BotswanaUPPEN Partnership,
GE Healthcare announced as key technology partner for wide-scale radiology infrastructure modernization program aimed at transforming 98 hospitals across Kenya’s 47 counties via comprehensive, wing-to-wing solution package As part of a wide-scale healthcare transformation program, one of the largest of its kind in Africa, the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced GE Healthcare