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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 »

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

Diabetes patch technology to eliminate finger prick test


Most diabetics need a finger prick test several times a day to determine whether their blood sugar level is under control. But the developers of this transparent patch with its electric circuits and tiny gold plates claim that they will soon be freed from this painful routine. The device allegedly allows diabetics to easily monitor

Self Diagnosis App Make waves in South Africa


A health information app developed by the SA Medical Research Council (MRC) is proving a hit among primary healthcare (PHC) workers, who can quickly confirm important information with a tap on a cellphone. The free, quickly-installed PHC Clinical Guide was developed for the department of health by the council’s innovation unit and is already used

Uganda: ICT vital to the delivery of healthcare


KAMPALA, UGANDA – Allan Richardson, the chief executive officer Vodafone Uganda, has underscored the significance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in enhancing the delivery of quality health care to Ugandans. “At Vodafone, we believe that m-Health and e-Health present a unique opportunity to move away from a focus on treatment of diseases to management

Rwanda: Drones to supply medical needs


Yes, Dr. Drone may sound futuristic, but it could be a way to get ahead of neighboring Kenya, which has banned the use of this tech for fear of the terrorist group al-Shabaab. And unmanned aerial vehicles, as they’re technically known, could also be a game-changer for humanitarian purposes and trade in countries such as