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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 »

Airtel Kenya partners Medanta Africare for mHealth service


Airtel Kenya has joined hands with Medanta Africare to launch a new mHealth service that will allow customers access quality health advice from doctors through their mobile phones. The service will enable Airtel subscribers consult with doctors from Medanta Africare and access relevant health care advice by calling 1525 at normal calling rates from their

Kingsbury Hospital acquired 3D robotic surgical technology

South Africa

In South Africa, Life Kingsbury Hospital has seen another significant investment, this time into its vascular surgery theatre. The hospital has installed a top of the range angiography system (which allows surgeons to see a 3D rendering of the blood vessels) into its newly revamped, dedicated vascular surgery theatre. The Siemens Artis Zeego system allows

Pharmaceutical Care: a new challenge for pharmacy education and practice

AAEAAQAlina Gomez

Cuba is a country of about 11 million inhabitants. In 1988, there were three universities where Pharmacy was taught in this country. The curricula include five years of regular course work. The programme includes six subjects practical experience at a pharmacy, with the assistance of an experienced pharmacist or faculty professor as tutor. There is

Rwanda tasked with pioneering eHealth for East Africa


By Emmanuel Iruobe(ventures-africa) The republic of Rwanda, reputed to be East Africa’s hub for technology, has been recently selected to be the regions center of excellence in e-health, biomedical engineering, health vaccines and immunization logistics. The appointment was made by health experts from the East African Community (EAC) who recently met in Uganda for the

Diagnosing Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care

Diagnosing Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives. A major problem with current testing for infectious diseases in Africa is that it focuses on

Kenya: Totohealth wins Innovation Awards at Connected East Africa


Kenyan start up Totohealth, which uses SMS technology to help reduce maternal mortality, child mortality and predict developmental disabilities in a child, was declared the overall winner of the Innovations Awards at the on-going Connected East Africa event in Diani. The annual awards, this year sponsored by Konza Techno City, look to recognise and celebrate

FoneAstra: Mobile App to monitor breast-milk preservation in South Africa

The FoneAstra monitor

The only thing constant these days is change. The possibility of what technology could do seems to have no boundary. The availability of mobile phones and broadband services are bringing changes and inspiring people to venture into areas which would have been unthinkable a decade ago.  This development is bringing opportunities to the African continent.