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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 »

The Outcome of Sudan National AIDS Spending


By Ommniyah Elfatih Yousif, National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) is standardized tool provides indicators of the country financial response to HIV and AIDS and to support the monitoring of resource mobilization. It’s conducted in Sudan as a joint work between Health Economics Department, Federal Ministry of Health, the Sudanese National AIDS Control Program (SNAP) and UNAIDS.

Ebola: Could mHealth be a Key Weapon?


In early September, 2014 when Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said “it is the world’s first Ebola epidemic, and it is spiralling out of control. It is bad now and it is going to get worse in the next future. There is still a window of opportunity to

IBM Launches technology to Help Contain Ebola Outbreak


Press Release IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables communities affected by Ebola to communicate their issues and concerns directly to the government; a donation of IBM Connections technology in Nigeria to strengthen the

Airtel and Apollo Hospitals introduce Telemedicine to Nigeria Healthcare


In the follow up of the recent launch of mobile health   platforms in Nigeria healthcare.  Airtel Nigeria is forming an alliance with an Indian outfit: Apollo Hospitals to enhance health care in Nigeria via telemedicine service. The telemedicine  service will be available for Nigerians and Airtel’s Premier customers. It aims to reduce travels to India



There is a mythology that considers ICD10/ICD10PCS implementation a daunting and very cumbersome process. The myth has been aggravated by the fact that ICD9 has been around for many decades during which most of the users have gone to schools and worked in facilities. Consequently, they have forgotten that there was a migration from ICD8



  BACKGROUND It has been internationally said many times that there is a general lack of empirical evidence to guide African Countries in their health systems reforms which puts a great emphasis on the monitoring and evaluation of performance of Data Collection Systems. This therefore has institutionalized data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and dissemination of

Contemporary issue in adopting of use of ICD10 [FOR DISEASES] and ICD10-PCS [for the 16 Newly Categorised Clinical Procedures] For Clinical coding and Health Statistical Reporting


By Prince Adefemi Adesida: When a physician evaluate a patient, the physician collects subjective and objective data (the “history and physical”) to diagnose the patient’s condition and develop a plan for treatment. The most widely used diagnostic taxonomy in health care is the World Health Organization’s International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems