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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 »

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Africa Healthcare: Philips launched Primary Healthcare Hub

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

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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 »

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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 »

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IBM Watson to boost Africa Healthcare

IBM  has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel More »

GE commits $14.7 million to Build Healthcare Skills and Capacity in East Africa

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Ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, GE (NYSE: GE) (http://www.ge.com) announced a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and capacity building. Among the investments, GE announced: 1.         The establishment of the GE Healthcare Skills and

Rapid Diagnostic Tests(RDT) for malaria reduces over prescription by over 70%

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Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced over diagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. Most of the 15,000 patients that visited drug shops with a fever chose to buy an

Should Kenya invest in Digital Health?

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In the last couple of decades, Kenya has contemplated various healthcare programmes and has struggled to find an efficient programme, suitable for its growing population, and high degree of urbanisation. According to data from the WHO (2014), Kenya has a total population of 43178 thousand in 2012, but only 0.181 physicians per 1000 people, and

Rwanda: Unique technology solution improves access to essential medicines

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The terms ‘electronic data’ and ‘IT’ are not generally associated with Africa’s struggling and under-resourced public healthcare systems, where challenges abound and are exacerbated by paper records, manual processes, labour-intensive administration and poor quality data. In Rwanda, however, the republic’s Ministry of Health has improved the delivery of critical medical supplies throughout the country by

MedEnhanz Receives Healthcare Technology Provider of the Year Award

Dr. Dokun Dairo

Press Release:   MedEnhanz Resources, a Nigerian private company focused on leveraging information technology to improve healthcare and clinicians’ efficiency has been recognized the winner of Healthcare Technology Provider of the Year in the 2015 edition of the most prestigious health service award in the country. It was in recognition of the company’s innovative and

Africa Health: A wearable night vision-like goggles to view see the cancer cells

Dr. Samuel Achilefu

A NIGERIAN-born scientist, Dr. Samuel Achilefu, has won the prestigious St. Louis Award for 2014 for creating cancer-visualizing glasses.Achilefu, a professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and his team developed the imaging technology in cancer diagnosis into a wearable night vision-like goggles so surgeons could see the cancer cells while operating.“They basically have to operate

VISIQ: Innovative ultrasound to boost healthcare access for South African mothers

Philips Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa

Approximately 10 times smaller than a traditional ultrasound machine, it provides high quality images, is portable and easy to use, and is designed for expectant mothers in remote areas who wouldn’t otherwise have access to this type of innovative technology, or advanced care.Royal Philips has launched a new ultra-mobile ultrasound system VISIQ to the South African

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