The biggest tech trend in Africa, and the one that is making the biggest impact on the everyday lives of people, is the rise of smartphones and feature phones. Africa has seen the fastest uptake of mobiles in the world and mobile subscribers are set to hit half a billion in the next five years,
Technological inventions and development in global health are capable and very likely to grab the head lines- and in fact do constitute the main element in many of these cases. However, basic behavioural change is a determining factor in the successful implementation of any technological or innovative project.
Telemedicine – the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients – has obvious benefits for a country like South Africa, where resources (both human and infrastructural) are hard-pressed. But there are some potential obstacles to wide-spread implementation.
More and more, the public sector, while seeking to optimize access and quality, is looking towards the private sector for innovation and efficiency this has therefore seen the Government through the Ministry of Health partner with key players in the private sector to adopt innovations surrounding, e-health. This has therefore seen Kenya Ministry of
By Bruce Campbell: Born into an increasingly digital world, more young people than ever before are using mobile technologies to connect, communicate and share information. The pace of technological innovation has enabled an expansion in the reach of mobile networks, improving connectivity and access to information for millions of young people around the world.
OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), a leader in point of care diagnostic tests and specimen collection devices, announced today that it has received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its OraQuick® Ebola Rapid Antigen Test for use with finger stick and venous whole blood. This test has not been cleared
In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel on hobby-sized drones. The investigators say that’s promising news for the millions of people cared for in rural and economically impoverished areas that lack passable roads in