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African e-health project in Ghana completed

African e-health project in Ghana completed

March 23, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on African e-health project in Ghana completed

Dutch company Delft Imaging Systems has successfully completed its African e-health and tuberculosis (TB) project in Ghana this March 2018. 51 X-ray systems were installed across the country to accelerate TB case detection in Ghana. March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis is curable, but kills 5000 people every day. A target of the Sustainable...

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The role of data management in controlling foodborne diseases

The role of data management in controlling foodborne diseases

March 22, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on The role of data management in controlling foodborne diseases

Recent heightened media attention around the Listeriosis outbreak has highlighted the necessity for increased digital communication and data storage to eradicate foodborne diseases on a more proactive basis. Listeriosis was essentially transmitted through the...

Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

March 22, 2018 • Healthcare, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals are targeting healthcare organisations

Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring. Additionally, healthcare providers are expected to spend $9.5 billion on cloud services by 2020, with most organisations using a multi-cloud environment. These...

South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy

South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy

March 16, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa gets first-of-its kind ATM pharmacy

An ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication has been launched in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU) is the first of its kind in Africa...

Rwanda: Utilities Regulator approves Airtel's acquisition of Tigo

Tigo and Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

March 8, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo and Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

Tigo and Airtel Rwanda in partnership with Radiant Insurance Company, Inclusivity Solutions, and Access to Finance Rwanda have launched a new insurance enabler called Ingoboka Cash. With Airtel and Tigo Customers and total mobile wallets of 1.4 million,...

How to combat contact centre fraud using voice recognition

Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

February 22, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam has become the first public hospital in Tanzania to use voice recognition technology. The new technology will help doctors to encode patients’ information as well as help decrease report turnaround...

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

February 20, 2018 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

In the digital age, data are all around us. How these data are captured, formatted and analysed determine if they are pieces of information or kernels of intelligence that give us the power to take meaningful action. The explosion of data in healthcare is...

New tools to assist hearing impaired

New tools set to assist hearing impaired individuals

February 12, 2018 • Healthcare, SponsoredComments Off on New tools set to assist hearing impaired individuals

Anyone who struggles with their hearing will tell you that telephone conversations and meetings can be the most challenging of business settings. Even with hearing aids, following conversations in these situations can present a significant hindrance in...

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

February 8, 2018 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is calling for entries to the Afric@Tech start-ups challenge targeted at innovators in the medical and healthcare sectors in Africa. The Sanofi at Africa@Tech comprises three challenges aimed at providing innovative and adapted...

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

January 25, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

MYDAWA, an e-health platform that enables customers to purchase authentic medicines and wellness products has hit over 30,000 registered users in December 2017. The platform was launched in March 2017 and features a unique mechanism that gives back control to...

Social media platform for doctors launches colleague chat function

Social media platform for doctors launches colleague chat function

January 24, 2018 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media platform for doctors launches colleague chat function

On Tuesday 23 January 2018, Medici, the app designed for doctors by doctors and looks to change how doctors and patients communicate, announced the launch of Colleague Chat. The new feature allows doctors to easily communicate with peers, filling a primary...

Unique approach to data needed in Kenyan healthtech

Unique approach to data needed in Kenyan healthtech

January 23, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, OpinionComments Off on Unique approach to data needed in Kenyan healthtech

Technology has taken off in Kenya like wildfire, with the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors becoming the latest industries to embrace its benefits. The good news for patients and practitioners alike is that the rapid uptake of health and medical...

Tigo, Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

Digital Health Cape Town announces finalists for Accelerator Programme

January 19, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital Health Cape Town announces finalists for Accelerator Programme

On 19 January 2018, South Africa’s first dedicated digital health accelerator, Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT), announced their top finalists for their inaugural Accelerator Programme designed to foster local eHealth innovation. The selected finalists have...

PayJoy partnership to bring smartphone payment plans to African markets

Kenyan emergency startup launches rescue service

January 10, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan emergency startup launches rescue service

Flare, a Kenyan emergency services platform that was launched in December 2017, has introduced a new product that consolidates ambulance service providers into one network. The “Rescue” product, will ensure that users have access to medical assistance...

Tigo, Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West

December 11, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West

Samsung launched the Lesego Digital Village in North West, South Africa on Friday, 08 December 2017. This facility aims to provide primary health care and learning solutions for residents in the area. The area is remote and health services are inaccessible...

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

December 4, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

Ghanaian e-health startup Eiko Health has launched Kenko Doctor, a new platform that allows users to book appointments with doctors via a mobile app. The app has initially launched on IOS but the company says that Android and USSD options will be available by...