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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 (0)

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 based on various stages of pregnancy and will also assist with early childhood development –...

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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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa.

African hospitals embrace Artificial Intelligence

March 24, 2017 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

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...

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa.

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...