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
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
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
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
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
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.