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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 »

Eliminating neglected tropical diseases: A new initiative to finish what we started

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Now a physician myself, I know that daily sickness and pain is also a reality for a billion people around the world who are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). When I was a child living in apartheid South Africa, I saw first-hand the pain and suffering experienced by the patients my parents cared for

MEDx BALANCE: New way of paying your medical bills


Eindhoven, The Netherlands (May 2016) – MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital multi services in healthcare, has launched the latest innovation on how to have your medical bills paid. The new method is in a form of account balance you have as a credit charged periodically or fully by your relatives within and/or outside the country. The

Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference Comes to Stanford University

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Health Technology Forum (HTF) will hold the fifth annual Innovation Conference at Stanford on May 22-23 highlighting new models, technologies and ideas that are transforming healthcare. This year’s conference theme, “Common Good” will feature one and half days of programs designed to spark collaboration and thought leadership amongst those bringing innovation to the healthcare sector.

Merck and Intellecap host the first of a series of e-health meetups in Kenya


BY GABRIELLA MULLIGAN Global science and technology firm Merck and entrepreneurial advisory firm Intellecap will today host the first of a series of e-health meetups in Nairobi, Kenya, providing a platform for entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and public organizations in the healthcare sector to get inspired, exchange ideas, and network. Today’s e-health meetup focuses on the

South Africa: Electronic Bed Management System goes live in Steve Biko Hospital


The innovative Electronic Bed Management System (eBMS) had reduced patient waiting times for beds by at least two hours at some hospitals in the Steve Biko Academic Cluster in Pretoria, said the Gauteng department of health at the official launch on 19 April. During the pilot phase at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital earlier this

U.S. Should Ratify U.N. Convention On The Rights Of The Child

TIME: Obama Should Take Action to Protect the World’s Children Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF “U.S. ratification of the [U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)] is long overdue. … The benefits of U.S. ratification are clear. It would help restore …read more

U.S. Senate Democrats Urge Approval Of Emergency Zika Funding In Letter To Majority Leader McConnell

The Hill: Dems take Zika funding plea to Senate GOP “Senate Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take action on President Obama’s long-delayed emergency funding request to fight the Zika virus. In a letter to McConnell sent Monday, Senate Democrats warned of a ‘heightened threat’ from …read more