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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 »

SAMBA II: On-the-spot HIV testing to millions in Africa made easy

Telemedicine in Africa

A new transformative point-of-care diagnostic which gives rapid results for the detection of HIV genetic material is being rolled out across Africa. The small, highly portable machine – known as SAMBA II – will help transform the lives of millions, especially HIV-exposed infants, who have a one in two chance of

Blueprint to the full implementation of NHI in South Africa has been released

South African National Department of Health will launch the first coherent nationwide maternal mobile health system

A blueprint to the full implementation of NHI in South Africa has been released. A published background document states that the NHI will take 14 years to fully introduce in South Africa. The first five years of the roll out will comprise a preparation phase in which the country will

Zimbabwe: Econet launches mHealth service


Zimbabweans are set to receive health tips on their mobile phones, thanks to a service launched by the country’s biggest telecoms firm Econet Wireless.The Econet Health project plans to avail tips on how to manage stress, information about diseases such as diabetes as well as diet. Expecting mothers are also

Gemalto joins GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 15, 2014/ – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (, the world leader in digital security, provides its support to the GSMA(1) pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Acting as one of the first leading partners in this

Mobile technologies catalysts for development in Senegal


By Florence Gaudry-Perkins: Alcatel-Lucent attended the ceremony for launching the m-Ramadan campaign, which originated from the mDiabetes program, in Dakar on June 16, 2014. Alcatel-Lucent is supporting the Senegalese government, represented by the Minister of Health and Social Action, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy and local partners, by

Ghana needs to move towards the development of e-medicine

Dr Alexis Nang-Beifubah

Dr Alexis Nang-Beifubah, Ashanti Regional Director of Health, has called for a more aggressive push towards the development of e-medicine in the country. This, he said, is the path to travel, given the unacceptably low doctor/nurse to patient ratio.He noted that modern medical practice largely rely on technology to achieve

Swaziland 3rd National Health and Research Conference 2014


The National Health and Research Conference (NHRC) is Swaziland’s leading national conference of health sector professionals, social development actors, researchers and students from all 4 regions, diaspora and international collaborating institutions and partners. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, change makers, and participants from all sectors of national health, international development,