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Youth in Mozambique using the Kamaleon community tablet.

Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

December 13, 2016 • Education, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet ” (“Tablet Comunitário”). The Community Tablet is an innovative and engaging way of getting educational messages across various communities. Since 92.9% of the Mozambican population still has no internet...

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Cathy Smith, Managing Director at Cisco.

Addressing South Africa’s healthcare accessibility issues through technological innovation

December 13, 2016 • Healthcare, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Addressing South Africa’s healthcare accessibility issues through technological innovation

We so often hear stories of the hardships associated with accessibility to high quality healthcare, but for many the nearest doctor, let alone specialist, can be many hours away. South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi recently pointed out that...

Vodafone Foundation helps save mothers’ and children’s lives in Lesotho. (image: Vodafone group)

Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

November 30, 2016 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho, where an estimated 23% of the population is HIV positive, many of whom live in extreme poverty in remote rural communities separated by mountainous terrain with minimal infrastructure....

Samsung’s innovative digital hospital management systems further enhance patient-centric care and hospital efficiency. (Image source: File)

Samsung: Advanced hospital technologies will transform patient care

November 29, 2016 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung: Advanced hospital technologies will transform patient care

Revolutionary treatment technologies are fast improving healthcare around the world. Supporting this, Samsung’s innovative digital hospital management systems further enhance patient-centric care and hospital efficiency. A plethora of enhanced treatment...

The latest innovations in hearing technology are helping to give the brain what it needs to hear.

Oticon promotes healthy hearing with Octicon Opn

November 29, 2016 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Oticon promotes healthy hearing with Octicon Opn

Crossword puzzles, brain exercises and memory games are just some of the popular ways people try to improve their brain fitness. For people who want to make smart choices when it comes to brain health, maintaining hearing health is a great place to start. The...

The cutting edge technology comes in the form of the Novalis Tx™ Stereotactic RadioSurgery unit, providing advanced radiation therapy to cancer patients.

South Africa: Cutting-edge treatment available for previously untreatable cancers

November 4, 2016 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Cutting-edge treatment available for previously untreatable cancers

The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Midlands, utilising a highly qualified and dedicated team at Life Hilton Private Hospital to ensure that...

The Technovera system won the Samsung South Africa Launching People - Mixed Talents competition.(Image source: File)

South Africa: Automated medicine dispenser wins Samsung prize

October 27, 2016 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Automated medicine dispenser wins Samsung prize

A new automated chronic medicine dispensing system is on the way. The Technovra system took first place at the Samsung South Africa Launching people- Mixed Talents competition, it is a pilot project for the national Department of Health. The Technovera system...

Tigo telecoms

Tigo continues to evolve the five birth registration initiative

October 6, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo continues to evolve the five birth registration initiative

Tigo is supporting the government under-five birth registration initiative through innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificate for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration initiative...

T-Systems was awarded with the Frost and Sullivan for Customer Value Leadership in the healthcare sector.

T-systems recognised at the Frost and Sullivan 2016 Awards

October 6, 2016 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-systems recognised at the Frost and Sullivan 2016 Awards

T-Systems was recognised for the unparalleled customer value it offers South African healthcare clients as a Managed Services Provider (MSP). The company was presented with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership and...

Nigeria

Nigeria: Graduates develop app for National Health Insurance Scheme

October 4, 2016 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Graduates develop app for National Health Insurance Scheme

Two graduate students from the university of American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola have developed an application for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to The Vanguard the Software Engineering graduates developed the app in an...

Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Births and Deaths Registry were recognised at the 71st annual session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for innovative mobile application designed to make birth registration of children smart, quick and reliable in Ghana.

Ghana: UN recognises birth registration app

October 3, 2016 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: UN recognises birth registration app

Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Births and Deaths Registry were recognised at the just ended 71st annual session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for innovative mobile application designed to make birth registration of children smart, quick and reliable in...

The Oticon Opn includes multi-speaker listening to
conquer noisy environments

Oticon launches internet connected hearing Aid

September 27, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Oticon launches internet connected hearing Aid

Oticon has announced the launch of Oticon OpnTM, the internet connected hearing aid that opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices. Alongside this connectivity, Oticon has made giant strides with Opn’s core function as a listening device. Powered by...

Two graduates from AUN have developed an app for the health insurance sector in Nigeria

Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

September 26, 2016 • Cloud Computing, HealthcareComments Off on Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance....

Gregg Petersen the regional director for the Middle East and Africa and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation at Veeam

Data availability at the heart of health

September 19, 2016 • Healthcare, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Data availability at the heart of health

Data is not only the lifeblood of the organisation, but it plays a critical role in healthcare. As a result of the growth of wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), the reliable availability of data has become more important than ever, says...

Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies
(Source: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.)

Healthcare industry prone to cyber crime

September 16, 2016 • Healthcare, SecurityComments Off on Healthcare industry prone to cyber crime

Delegates attending the recent Healthcare Innovation Summit were told that medical records are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals – data from the US showed that 89% of healthcare institutions suffered a security breach and were twice more likely...

Nnamdi Oranye: Author - Disrupting Africa: The Rise & Rise of African Innovation

African Health Solutions May Be in Unexpected Places

September 16, 2016 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on African Health Solutions May Be in Unexpected Places

Since the U.N. released its “World Population Prospects” report last year, there has been a lot of talk about the incredible projected population growth of Africa. According to much research, by about 2030 and beyond, Africa will have the largest working...