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Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

SA healthcare braces to take on risk

February 23, 2017 • Healthcare, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The security risks facing the healthcare sector have never before been so broad or so complex, reports Fortinet. “Thanks to digitisation across the sector, the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, and the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals, the healthcare sector’s exposure to risk has increased exponentially,” says Paul...

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Vodacom Tanzania

Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

February 6, 2017 • Education, Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions...

EXASOL and PATH announce partnership to help eliminate malaria in Zambia.

EXASOL, PATH to lead fight against malaria in Zambia

February 3, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on EXASOL, PATH to lead fight against malaria in Zambia

EXASOL, a high-performance in-memory analytic database developer, and PATH, an international nonprofit organization and global leader in health and innovation, today announced a partnership to support the Zambian government’s ambitious campaign to eliminate...

The SAP mobile cloud based solution enables stuff to reduce  paperwork meaning no duplication or opportunities for human error to affect test results. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

First of its kind SAP cloud solution for cervical cancer screening

February 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on First of its kind SAP cloud solution for cervical cancer screening

SAP’s Design and Co-Innovation Center together with Heidelberg University Hospital have developed a digitized screening test. The cancer screening test combines applied medical research with the power of innovative SAP cloud technology in a bid to...

104 hospitals in Zimbabwe will now have access to  reliable and environmentally friendly electricity.

Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

January 27, 2017 • Healthcare, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

Eltek announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use...

Genome sequencing reveals the unique code that defines the physical characteristics of a person, including the likelihood that they will develop certain illnesses.

Why tech holds the key to unleashing the value of genomics

January 18, 2017 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Why tech holds the key to unleashing the value of genomics

The health sector is on the cusp of a step change that will see patients benefit from treatment that is more focused on the individual than ever before. Through the better use of data and advances in analytics, precision healthcare promises a more...

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...

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...