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Kenya telemedicine

Kenya: Telemedicine initiative to boost healthcare services

  More and more, the public sector, while seeking to optimize access and quality, is looking towards the private sector More »

The FoneAstra monitor

FoneAstra: Mobile App to monitor breast-milk preservation in South Africa

The only thing constant these days is change. The possibility of what technology could do seems to have no boundary. More »

Airtel launches mobile-Health services

Nigeria: Airtel launches mobile Health services to boost maternity care

Airtel, Nigeria, has made a bold and innovative move to reduce infant and maternal mortality rate in the country. It More »

Healthcare hub

Africa Healthcare: Philips launched Primary Healthcare Hub

Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) ( has opened its first Community Life Centre in Kenya, an integrated solution for More »


Cardiopad: Africa’s first medical tablet sending results via a mobile-phone connection wins 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

 Five young visionaries from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East were announced today at London’s leading scientific institution, the More »

portable eye examination kit

Peek presents another dimension into eye examination and diagnosis

  A team of ophthalmologists, developers and engineers have created a mobile app and clip-on hardware that transforms a low-cost More »

Uganda SALT project

SALT is using Telephone helpline to improve treatment of HIV/AIDS in Uganda Healthcare

By Pat Robert Larubi: In the late 90’s HIV/AIDS debate and disclosure was a nightmare for many Ugandans. People who More »

solar maternity kit

Portable Solar Power Suitcase Reduces Maternal and Infant Mortality

By Derek Markham: In the developed world, we take modern healthcare and all of the technology that supports it for granted, More »

South Africa: How SMS messaging could help reduce blood pressure


Adults in South Africa with high blood pressure and hypertension who received short message system (SMS) text messages on their mobile phones had improved adherence to their medications and small reductions in systolic blood pressure compared with a group that did not receive reminders. The intervention’s effectiveness did not differ between men and women, younger

‘meHealth’ : App for improve HIV outcomes


By Jesse Coleman:   What in the world is “meHealth”? It’s the combination of mHealth and e-health technologies and services to give personalized health support to anyone in the health system, whether patients, nurses, doctors, community health workers, administrations, or anywhere in between. In the simplest terms, meHealth is about communicating information within a health

Nigeria: Mobile application to reduce mortality rate in Africa

Mobile application to reduce mortality rate

A young Nigerian: Miss Kesandu Nwokolo, has developed a mobile phone application, to help reduce the incident of infant and maternal mortality in Africa. A statement released in Lagos on Sunday said that the innovative healthcare application developed by Nwokolo and her team is known as CradleCount’. ”What is interesting is that many young Africans

Using Digital Health to Save Lives

Using wearables to combat severe allergic reactions Source: Using Digital Health to Save Lives

mHealth: HearScreen solution wins Innovator award

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mHealth solution has been named as the first winner of Philip’s South Africa’s Innovation Fellows Competition.The competition was launched in August this year in collaboration with the Innovation Hub in Pretoria, with the goal of unlocking local talent and addressing regionally relevant challenges in healthcare.

Nigeria: Novel HIV/Aids Monitoring Device Debuts

Muse Auto System

By Chioma Obinna As the World Health Organisation, WHO, recently ranked HIV and TB as leading killer diseases, a leading science and technology company in healthcare, Merck has launched into the Nigerian market an innovative system, Muse Auto CD4/CD4 System, for monitoring the progression of the HIV/AIDS in adults and children.

South Africa: New Mobile App to Improve Health Services

South Africa

The national Department of Health has launched a mobile application that seeks to improve primary health care services in the health sector in South Africa.On Wednesday, Health Regulations and Compliance Manager at the department, Dr Anban Pillay, said the mobile application is an information and communication tool that can empower the primary health care worker,