By Eric Silfen, M.D.(huffingtonpost): Nowhere are opportunities to deliver simple, and locally relevant, solutions more evident than in sub-Saharan Africa, in a country like Uganda. Here, the non-governmental organization Imaging the World (ITW) is working to offer affordable, accessible and quality maternal medical services through a
By AHIN: The mHealth Alliance plans to shift its base of operations in 2014 from the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC to South Africa. mHealth Alliance hope to finalize a full transition plan for 2014, including a proposal to co-locate with the Johannesburg-based Praekelt
By Lawrence Mbae (AHIN): Digital Divide Data Kenya, a local BPO/ITeS company plans to digitize all medical records at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, the largest maternity hospital in Kenya, in a bid to reduce paperwork and manage patients’ records efficiently.
By Gabriella Mulligan: Global pharmaceutical company Novartis today hosts its first Africa Day, celebrating the company’s innovative use of technology to improve healthcare across Africa.
By Laura Kurtzman(UCSF): When someone is diagnosed with HIV in western Kenya, chances are he will get help from FACES, a network of clinics that takes a family-focused approach to prevention, care and treatment of the virus. Likewise, a villager in Uganda who wants to know her
By Tom Jackson(Humanipo): Ugandan mobile platform MTambula is using technologies such as interactive voice response (IVR) and geo-location to allow Ugandans to access information on health services through their phones, looking to counteract the poor access to public services in the country and the
By CIO East Africa (Nairobi): An innovative mobile health management system, ZiDi, which provides essential data to improve maternal and child care has been awarded a prize in the first Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and Save the Children $1million Healthcare Innovation Award.
Datawind says it is working with World Vision Canada to supply the UbiSlate Android powered tablets for trial use in the development agency’s projects in African countries. This initiative is happening through Datawind’s North American partner Canada International Trade Service Inc., said a Datawind release.