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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 »


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 »

Rwanda: Unique technology solution improves Raccess to essential medicines


The terms ‘electronic data’ and ‘IT’ are not generally associated with Africa’s struggling and under-resourced public healthcare systems, where challenges abound and are exacerbated by paper records, manual processes, labour-intensive administration and poor quality data. In Rwanda, however, the republic’s Ministry of Health has improved the delivery of critical medical supplies throughout the country by

MedEnhanz Receives Healthcare Technology Provider of the Year Award

Dr. Dokun Dairo

Press Release:   MedEnhanz Resources, a Nigerian private company focused on leveraging information technology to improve healthcare and clinicians’ efficiency has been recognized the winner of Healthcare Technology Provider of the Year in the 2015 edition of the most prestigious health service award in the country. It was in recognition of the company’s innovative and

Africa Health: A wearable night vision-like goggles to view see the cancer cells

Dr. Samuel Achilefu

A NIGERIAN-born scientist, Dr. Samuel Achilefu, has won the prestigious St. Louis Award for 2014 for creating cancer-visualizing glasses.Achilefu, a professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and his team developed the imaging technology in cancer diagnosis into a wearable night vision-like goggles so surgeons could see the cancer cells while operating.“They basically have to operate

VISIQ: Innovative ultrasound to boost healthcare access for South African mothers

Philips Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa

Approximately 10 times smaller than a traditional ultrasound machine, it provides high quality images, is portable and easy to use, and is designed for expectant mothers in remote areas who wouldn’t otherwise have access to this type of innovative technology, or advanced care.Royal Philips has launched a new ultra-mobile ultrasound system VISIQ to the South African

Health Literacy is Vital in Prevention of Diseases

Uc Okonmah

In the field of Public Health, Prevention is Primary. There is this popular saying in the field that ‘A perfect day for a public health practitioner is a day nothing happens’. Funny isn’t it? But it’s true. Now how do you begin to talk about prevention, if the people do not even understand what you

SES Improves Quality Healthcare Access in Benin


Utilizing SES’s satellite Internet connectivity, the SATMED platform operates as a remote consultation and monitoring tool to provide effective communications between the maternity hospital in Ahozonnoude, the hospital in capital Cotonou and a third hospital unit in Allada. Training for medical and hospital support staff on how to use and maintain the SATMED equipment has

Community Workers Adopt Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal-Child Health

South Africa

By Stefano Montanari: As world leaders get ready to meet in New York in September to set a new development agenda for the next 15 years, their discussions will likely focus on maternal and child health. A report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) last May 13, in fact, highlights that progress has been insufficient