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Solar project brings relief to Malawi health facilities

Solar project brings relief to Malawi health facilities

November 15, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the healthcare infrastructure in Malawi, the country’s Ministry of Health, through the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU), has embarked on a $3,7-million project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide. In an interview with Malawi’s The Nation newspaper, the Ministry of...

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Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

IT News Africa recently spoke to Ariel Beery, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MobileODT, in an interview which looks to how the use of next-generation smart medical devices can impact healthcare in Africa. MobileODT is inspired by creating the...

Mobile app to strengthen primary healthcare underserved areas

Innovative initiative to strengthen primary healthcare underserved areas

October 30, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovative initiative to strengthen primary healthcare underserved areas

Dr. Raymond Campbell, a urologist, has created a mobile medical application that aims to enhance patient care and decrease the cost of primary healthcare in South Africa. The solution includes a bus that can be used to reach underserved communities as well as...

Apple's healthcare solutions to address need for transformation

Apple’s healthcare solutions to address need for transformation

October 30, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple’s healthcare solutions to address need for transformation

Imagine a world in which all healthcare data was centralised. A world where both patient and provider had access to a patient’s full health record. One where an outpatient, recovering from a heart attack, could share their heart rate with their cardiologist...

What's in store for delegates attending AfricaCom 2017

AfricaCom 2017: New digital health conference stream added to AfricaCom agenda

October 21, 2017 • Events, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AfricaCom 2017: New digital health conference stream added to AfricaCom agenda

Mobile technology is without doubt the next great ‘enabler’ in healthcare in Africa. A mobile phone has become a biosensor, a laboratory, a scanner and a data processor and e-Health is rapidly proving its potential to improve workplace efficiencies,...

Nigeria: e-health startup Mobicure wins Expo Live grant

Nigeria: e-health startup Mobicure wins $100,000 Expo Live grant

October 16, 2017 • Healthcare, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: e-health startup Mobicure wins $100,000 Expo Live grant

Nigerian e-health startup Mobicure has been awarded an Expo Live grant from organisers of the next World Expo, being held in Dubai in 2020, for its child focused application called OMOMI. The app helps expectant mothers and parents of children under the age...

AI

How analytics and machine learning can save your life

October 6, 2017 • General, Healthcare, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How analytics and machine learning can save your life

More than 11,000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or nearly 40% of all reported cases. The virus was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia, before making its way to the UK, US and Spain. But what...

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Interview: Tantine continues to educate Rwandan teens

October 2, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Tantine continues to educate Rwandan teens

A lack of awareness of reproductive health knowledge by many young people in Rwanda has prompted the creation of Tantine, which is an online platform that aims to inform and advise individuals about reproductive health knowledge. The platform was created by...

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Medicine beyond boarders: Telemedicine in South Africa

September 28, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Medicine beyond boarders: Telemedicine in South Africa

Telemedicine, a term which literally means “healing at a distance”, speaks to the use of technology to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for extending medical services to...

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How your phone use is affecting your health

September 20, 2017 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on How your phone use is affecting your health

The amount of time we spend on the phone – either for business or personal use – can have a harmful effect on our overall health. The concerns about how posture and phone use influences well-being is not a new one, however, it has become a greater concern...

Apple's healthcare solutions to address need for transformation

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving quickly, and on a global scale. The healthcare industry has cottoned on to this trend and already we are seeing a host of applications and connected devices entering the market, bearing the promise of improving the...

Nigeria: NCC backs National Cyber Security Awareness Month

NCC clarifies stance on “fake phones causing cancer” statement

September 6, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC clarifies stance on “fake phones causing cancer” statement

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, the management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) released a statement on Wednesday 6 September 2017 to clarify their position on the claim made by Mr. Kunle Olorundare, an official of the...

HISA 2017 in pictures

In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

September 5, 2017 • Events, Features, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

The 3rd edition of the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017) took place on 29 and 30 August 2017 at VodaWorld in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event, which featured provocative panel discussions, interactive roundtables and a roster of...

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Two medical students tackle reproductive health challenge in Rwanda

September 5, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Two medical students tackle reproductive health challenge in Rwanda

Two medical students from the University of Rwanda have developed an application that aims to teach teenagers about reproductive health. Tantine was developed by Sylvie Uhirwa and Sylvain Muzungu Uhirwa after the pair saw a need to educate teenagers about...

Nigeria: NCC backs National Cyber Security Awareness Month

NCC warns Nigerians that “fake phones can cause cancer”

September 1, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC warns Nigerians that “fake phones can cause cancer”

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians that using fake and substandard cell phones could cause cancer. The statement was made on Thursday the 31st of August 2017 by Mr. Kunle Olorundare, an official of the commission, who gave the...

FedEx Launches New Healthcare Delivery System In South Africa

FedEx Launches New Healthcare Delivery System In South Africa

September 1, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FedEx Launches New Healthcare Delivery System In South Africa

FedEx Express has revealed that the company will launch a new temperature controlled solution called FedEx Cold Shipping in South Africa. According to the company, the new solution will further improve the handling of temperature-sensitive shipments. How...