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
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.
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
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
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
Press Release: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) (http://www.aslm.org) 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 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