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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

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 »

South Africa: Mobile technology supports frontline health workers

South Africa

 By Munyaradzi Makoni( Primary healthcare in South Africa is notoriously overstretched and under-resourced, making the daily demands of record-keeping, home visits and patient monitoring a challenge for workers. Telemedicine — the remote provision of healthcare using information and communications technology (ICT) — holds great promise for a country with a

Merck adds to African m-health


By Tyson Ngubeni Merck, a German-based pharmaceutical company, has added to a growing amount of mobile-health (m-health) programmes across Africa, channelling efforts to boost SMS-based support systems to help diabetic patients manage their condition.The “Capacity Advancement Programme” also aims to introduce an e-learning component to its clinical diabetes management course

New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes


By Michelle Ma, University of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes. It could serve as a screening tool to determine whether a baby needs a blood test – the gold standard

Hemafuse: Devise to ease Blood transfusion in Africa


Hemafuse was designed at the request of clinicians at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana by Sisu Global Health. Autologous blood transfusion utilizes the concept of blood salvage, in which the patient’s own blood is removed and re-transfused into their body. This is an important concept in developing nations,

South Africa Launches App For Expectant Mothers

South Africa

   A new cellphone-based application, MomConnect, is expected to register all pregnant women in South Africa for an SMS service which provides information and advice on pregnancy, as well as a channel to notify the department about poor service. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who launched MomConnect at the Soshanguve

Benin: Researchers developing a fingerprint recognition solution to track infants’ vaccinations

Fingerprint tech helps

 By STEPHEN MAYHEW: A Michigan State University professor is working on a fingerprint recognition method to track the vaccination schedules of infants and toddlers, which will boost immunization coverage and ultimately save the lives of children in developing countries, according to a report by Michigan State University Today.

South Africa largest healthcare convention to take place on Monday(25/08/2014)

South Africa

Entitled “Waves of Change”, the 15th Annual Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Southern African Conference will tackle the issues of a private healthcare sector which is in flux as the days of business as usual are over. According to Dr Rajesh Patel, Chairman of the BHF, the  convention’s primary focus