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Healthcare will become digitised by 2030, experts predict

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 technology is unlikely to compromise patient privacy and data integrity. “The Wild, Wild West it certainly...

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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...

How to use artificial intelligence in healthcare while protecting privacy

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...

Netcare to use robots to fight off viruses and bacteria

Netcare to use robots to fight off viruses and bacteria

November 30, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Netcare to use robots to fight off viruses and bacteria

On Tuesday 28 November 2017, South African healthcare group, Netcare announced the adoption of new robots that seek and destroy viruses and bacteria within minutes. As healthcare facilities the world over face a daily challenge to prevent the spread of...

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 Off on Solar project brings relief to Malawi health facilities

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...

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...

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

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...

How to use artificial intelligence in healthcare while protecting privacy

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...

There’s one thing machines can’t do better than us

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...

Connectivity is key

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...