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Last night in Berlin, Daniela Rudner, Senior Technical Advisor, GIZ; Dirk Beils, MD, MACH4 Germany and Dr Shabir Banoo, Chief Technical Specialist for Pharmaceutical Programmes, Right to Care with the Global Health Award.

SA’s medicine dispensing ATM wins prestigious German Award

May 19, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A healthcare innovation, which was the result of the cumulative efforts of German and South African innovators, walked away as the big winners at last nights German Global Health Awards held at the B20 Global Health Conference in Berlin. Mach4 Automatisierunstechnik GmbH came in first prize in the category ‘Small and Medium Enterprises’ at this...

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New Medical App Launches in SA

May 15, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Medici, the app that is revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa and will continue to expand into the rest of Africa. The next-generation secure messaging app enables users to communicate virtually with medical...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

Is your Healthcare data safe?

May 10, 2017 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Is your Healthcare data safe?

In the all-out war for data, the healthcare industry is getting hit the hardest. Experian’s fourth annual 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast states that healthcare organisations will be the most targeted sector for attack, with new and sophisticated attacks...

The first Community Life Center (CLC) in Africa opened in 2014 .(image: Philips)

Philips to accelarate healthcare in Kenya

May 4, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips to accelarate healthcare in Kenya

Health technology company, Philips has partnered with the government of Kenya and the United Nations to transform primary health care in Kenya. The initiative will give special focus to gaps in human resources, healthcare financing, essential medicines,...

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Cash costs South Africans R23b – Mastercard

May 3, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cash costs South Africans R23b – Mastercard

A new Mastercard study, which was released today at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, reveals that using cash cost consumers R23 billion or 0.52 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2015. These costs are disproportionately carried...

Med-e-Mass partners with Datos Health to empower patient to take direct responsibility for their cost of care.

Healthcare companies to improve care plan delivery to patients

April 28, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare companies to improve care plan delivery to patients

Med-e-Mass, a developer of management applications for the healthcare industry, has partnered with Datos Health, developer of a Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) management solution, to link care plan incentives to a patient’s remote health progress,...

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and now Neuralink.

Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

April 21, 2017 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based AI could become part of the human brain

A human-computer brain interface company, Neuralink aims to help humans keep pace with the rapid advances in AI, and aims to achieve this by integrating AI with human consciousness. Neuralink’s technology will enable human use of AI as an additional...

Vodacom, through its Siyakha Platform, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby. (image credit: wideopenplatform.com)

Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

March 29, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos...

Airtel Uganda held a health camp in Kisoro this past weekend.

Airtel Uganda holds health camp in Kisoro district

March 27, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Uganda holds health camp in Kisoro district

Airtel Uganda staff members in partnership with Hind’s Feet Project volunteers and other organizations offered treatment to the sick residents and equipped them with sufficient and relevant information to make proper health decisions at Nyakabaya Primary...

Life Healthcare announces a third high-tech radiation cancer treatment 
centre in South Africa.

Painless cancer treatment available in South Africa

March 24, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Painless cancer treatment available in South Africa

The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups, brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Gauteng region, with the opening of the Oncology Centre at Life Eugene Marais Hospital, extending Life...

Med-e-Mass partners with Datos Health to empower patient to take direct responsibility for their cost of care.

African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

March 24, 2017 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

Sophia Genetics a health technology company unveiled the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA Artificial Intelligence into their workflow at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) in...

IBM Watson Health and IDx, LLC alliance to advance eye health through cognitive computing applications.

IDx and IBM Watson Health forge alliance for Eye Health

March 23, 2017 • General, HealthcareComments Off on IDx and IBM Watson Health forge alliance for Eye Health

IBM Watson Health and IDx, LLC announced a five-year strategic alliance to advance eye health through cognitive computing applications. The alliance aims to help primary care providers, hospitals, health systems, and integrated delivery networks deliver...

African Innovation Challenge winners announced.

Africa Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

March 14, 2017 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Johnson & Johnson has today named the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The initiative, which received nearly 500 submissions from innovators and entrepreneurs across the continent, sought the best...

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire Launches New App to Digitize and Optimize Its Services to Humanity.

New App to digitise and optomise services in Côte d’Ivoire

March 14, 2017 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on New App to digitise and optomise services in Côte d’Ivoire

The Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire (RCSCI) has announced today, the official launch of its new RCSCI Mobile Application. The App will help the Red Cross better fulfill their mission to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people across the...

Boehringer Ingelheim moves to combat South Africa’s stroke emergency with “stroke treatment-ready” Angels Initiative.

Boehringer Ingelheim to combat SA’s stroke pandemic

February 25, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Boehringer Ingelheim to combat SA’s stroke pandemic

In 2014, over 23 000 South Africans lost their lives due to a stroke, with one person diagnosed every six minutes. Despite the estimated 132 000 strokes a year occurring in South Africa, stroke care is inadequate for current patient needs, says Dr Feroza...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

SA healthcare braces to take on risk

February 23, 2017 • Healthcare, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA healthcare braces to take on risk

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...