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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 »

Africa: M-health enables efficient healthcare

EMR -a great tool

The biggest tech trend in Africa, and the one that is making the biggest impact on the everyday lives of people, is the rise of smartphones and feature phones. Africa has seen the fastest uptake of mobiles in the world and mobile subscribers are set to hit half a billion in the next five years,

Technology Yes-But Behavioural Change Too!

Uc Okonmah

Technological inventions and development in global health are capable and very likely to grab the head lines- and in fact do constitute the main element in many of these cases. However, basic behavioural change is a determining factor in the successful implementation of any technological or innovative project.

South Africa: Challenges of implementing Telemedicine

challenges of implementing  telemedicine in south africa

Telemedicine – the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients – has obvious benefits for a country like South Africa, where resources (both human and infrastructural) are hard-pressed. But there are some potential obstacles to wide-spread implementation.

Kenya: Telemedicine initiative to boost healthcare services

Kenya telemedicine

  More and more, the public sector, while seeking to optimize access and quality, is looking towards the private sector for innovation and efficiency this has therefore seen the Government through the Ministry of Health partner with key players in the private sector to adopt innovations surrounding, e-health. This has therefore seen  Kenya  Ministry of

A new paradigm for reproductive health: Using technology to reach young people


By Bruce Campbell: Born into an increasingly digital world, more young people than ever before are using mobile technologies to connect, communicate and share information. The pace of technological innovation has enabled an expansion in the reach of mobile networks, improving connectivity and access to information for millions of young people around the world.

Orasure Technologies Ebola Rapid Diagnostic Test Receives Authorization

OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, announced today that it has received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its OraQuick® Ebola Rapid Antigen Test for use with finger stick and venous whole blood. This test has not been cleared

Africa: Small Drones to Transport of Blood Samples


In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel on hobby-sized drones. The investigators say that’s promising news for the millions of people cared for in rural and economically impoverished areas that lack passable roads in