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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 »

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 »

IBM Watson

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 »

South Africa Launches App For Expectant Mothers

South African National Department of Health will launch the first coherent nationwide maternal mobile health system

   A new cellphone-based application, MomConnect, is expected to register all pregnant women in South Africa for an SMS service which provides information and advice on pregnancy, as well as a channel to notify the department about poor service. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who launched MomConnect at the Soshanguve

Benin: Researchers developing a fingerprint recognition solution to track infants’ vaccinations

Fingerprint tech helps

 By STEPHEN MAYHEW: A Michigan State University professor is working on a fingerprint recognition method to track the vaccination schedules of infants and toddlers, which will boost immunization coverage and ultimately save the lives of children in developing countries, according to a report by Michigan State University Today.

South Africa largest healthcare convention to take place on Monday(25/08/2014)

South African National Department of Health will launch the first coherent nationwide maternal mobile health system

Entitled “Waves of Change”, the 15th Annual Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Southern African Conference will tackle the issues of a private healthcare sector which is in flux as the days of business as usual are over. According to Dr Rajesh Patel, Chairman of the BHF, the  convention’s primary focus

Samsung to provide smartphones to boost maternal health in Kenya


By Susan Mwenes Samsung is to provide health workers in East Africa with subsidized smartphones as part of the mHealth initiative, targeted at boosting maternal health for 15.5 million women across Africa.Speaking at a roundtable event by AMREF Health Africa, Robert Ngeru, chief operating officer (COO) of Samsung East Africa said

uMED: New device diagnoses sick people using a mobile phone and the cloud

mobile health

By Alex Nemiroski, Harvard University Remote diagnostics is an emerging field that allows healthcare workers to perform tests on patient samples in the field and to get results interpreted by medical experts remotely. This is a groundbreaking approach to providing affordable healthcare to patients in some of the world’s poorest

UNAIDS, ASLM and Partners Launch Initiative to Improve HIV Diagnostics

The Diagnostics

  Press Release: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) ( have joined with global partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective,

MTN Nigeria & NHIS Partner to Launch MTN Y’ello Health Insurance Scheme


MTN Nigeria has further confirmed its position as Africa’s foremost company of choice by entering into a partnership with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to launch MTN Y’ello Health – designed to bring affordable health care services closer to MTN subscribers and Nigerians at large.MTN Y’ello Health is an all-inclusive