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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 »


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 »

Mobile Health, Africa is leading this one


When everything seems to be working against you, suddenly there is an opportunity to create or lead in discovering something new. Africa is plagued with all sorts of problems, to an extent, to find solutions to its problems can be problematic too. Since the inception or introduction of mobile applications to healthcare, it hasn’t find

Ugandan labs win innovation awards


The Central Public Health laboratories (CPHL) and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) got best practice awards for their inventions that have improved the health of millions of Ugandans.They were honoured by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), a pan-African professional body mandated to strengthen laboratory services in Africa.   CPHL stood out for its

Nigeria: ITU Launches ‘Ebola-Info-Sharing’ Mobile Application


By Adeyemi Adepetun( Nigeria Guardian) TO further curb the growing influence of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the disease in Africa and other part of the world. The “Ebola-Info-Sharing” mobile App facilitates coordination among organizations responding

West Michigan organization gets first-ever x-ray machine for South Sudan Hospital

South sudan

An x-ray machine is being sent to a South Sudanese hospital for the first time. Spectrum Health donated the $70,000 machine to Partners in Compassionate Care to be sent to a hospital they started in 2003 in South Sudan called Memorial Christian Hospital. Spectrum Health got the request to donate the machine in Spring 2013 from one

Ebola epidemic: medical and military technologies converge


By Dr Nicola Davies(eiet), Medical and military technologies are being adapted to fight the spread of Ebola. What are these technologies? How will they help advance the diagnosis and treatment of this epidemic? Since the first reported case of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever – more commonly known as Ebola Virus Disease – in Guinea in the

Sisu Global Health net grant to develop Hemafuse to address internal bleeding from pregnancy complications

Sisu Global health

Sisu Global Health, a Michigan-based medical device company, announces the full acceptance of the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development grant, to develop and implement the Hemafuse to address internal bleeding from pregnancy complications.  Saving Lives at Birth  is a global competition for technologies impacting infant and maternal health supported by the U. S. Agency for

Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health

Which seven pressure points should the global health community focus on to save millions of lives? Continue reading… …read more