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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

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 »

Contemporary issue in adopting of use of ICD10 [FOR DISEASES] and ICD10-PCS [for the 16 Newly Categorised Clinical Procedures] For Clinical coding and Health Statistical Reporting


By Prince Adefemi Adesida: When a physician evaluate a patient, the physician collects subjective and objective data (the “history and physical”) to diagnose the patient’s condition and develop a plan for treatment. The most widely used diagnostic taxonomy in health care is the World Health Organization’s International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems

M-Health: BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa


By Ingrid Lunden( Techcrunch), While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media. The BBC today started a new account on Facebook-owned WhatsApp to update people with the latest information about Ebola.The BBC says

Telemedicine is shaping Africa Healthcare


Philips is targeting sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia with telehealth equipment, where high maternal and infant mortality can be addressed through early diagnosis, proper nutrition, remote monitoring innovations and access to energy. The consumer electronics giant has committed to improving the lives of 100 million women and children by 2025, as part of the

CDC Regrets Not Responding Better To Ebola Case At Dallas Hospital, Establishes Deployable Infection Control Teams

News outlets report on the CDC’s plan to deploy specialized Ebola response teams to U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients. CDC Director Thomas Frieden said the use of such a team in Dallas might have prevented health care workers from contracting the virus. ABC News: Better Ebola Response May Have Prevented …read more

U.S. House Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Ebola

News outlets discuss an upcoming U.S. congressional hearing on federal efforts to respond to Ebola. CQ HealthBeat: Panel Set to Ask Questions and Offer Suggestions on Ebola “A House subcommittee on Thursday has scheduled a rare recess period hearing in Washington, D.C., to query CDC Director Thomas Frieden and National …read more

Prioritizing HIV Treatment Among Children Necessary To End Epidemic

The Lancet’s “Global Health Blog”: Putting children at the center of the end of AIDS Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, discusses the importance of prioritizing HIV treatment among children in order to reach the goal of ending HIV/AIDS among children, as well as …read more

Investigational Rotavirus Vaccine In Late-Stage Clinical Trials

Reuters: Sanofi’s Rotavirus vaccine enters late-stage trials “French drugmaker Sanofi said on Tuesday an investigational vaccine designed by its Shantha Biotechnics unit to protect young children from severe diarrhea had entered late-stage clinical trials in India. The vaccine is aimed at rotavirus infections which cause gastroenteritis…” (Callus, 10/14). …read more