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Rwanda: Drones deliver medical supplies in remote areas

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. However, President Paul Kagame has not been credited enough with improving the Rwandan health system with the use of drones. The drones have been improved on and will increase deliveries from 50 to 500. Technology can save lives and this is a reality [&hellip...

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Ethiopia gets $40 mln healthcare boost from the US

February 14, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

There are many barriers to residents obtaining proper health care in Ethiopia. It is estimated that 76 percent of Ethiopian women live in rural areas and do not have access to health care due to long traveling distances with lack of transportation. There...

Your future doctor may be a robot – this is the rise of AI in medicine

February 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, HealthcareComments (0)

A new kind of doctor has entered the exam room, but doesn’t have a name. In fact, these doctors don’t even have faces. Artificial intelligence has made its way into hospitals around the world. However, according to an NHS report on the pending...

African leaders set to tackle healthcare issues in Addis Ababa

February 6, 2019 • East Africa, HealthcareComments (0)

According to the 2018 WHO Global Health Expenditure Database, African countries are gradually increasing domestic investments in health with 35 out of 55 AU Member States (over 64%) having increased the percentage of their Gross Domestic Product invested in...

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Kigali shortlisted for global award

February 5, 2019 • HealthcareComments (0)

Rwanda is taking a long-term view of its healthcare system and building the foundations for a precision medicine approach to patient care. With that being said, Kigali, the capital of Rwanda has been nominated among 16 finalists for the first edition of the...

Remote patient monitoring could be worth €46.1 billion in 2023, study says

January 29, 2019 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Remote patient monitoring could be worth €46.1 billion in 2023, study says

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions reached revenues of €17.5 billion in 2018 according to a new market report from Berg Insight. RPM revenues are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent until 2023, reaching € 46.1...

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

January 9, 2019 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

Portable healthcare is changing the way that health professionals take primary care to the vulnerable people that need it most. This is primarily achieved by making it possible to extend screening and diagnostic assessment that was previously limited to those...

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South Africa gets a new mammography system and upgraded MRI

December 1, 2018 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa gets a new mammography system and upgraded MRI

South Africa’s National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) at the Netcare Waterfall City Private Hospital has launched the new Senographe Pristina mammography system, designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients. NRS Inc...

African Healthcare Portal launches in South Africa

African Healthcare Portal launches in South Africa

November 30, 2018 • Healthcare, SponsoredComments (1)

Trishula Pathways, a South African based Healthcare technology firm launched their flagship product known as the African Healthcare Portal, on the 22nd of November at the JoziHub event space in Milpark, Johannesburg. The portal is the brain child of Trishula...

Samsung combines medical imaging and AI for radiologists

Samsung combines medical imaging and AI for radiologists

November 29, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on Samsung combines medical imaging and AI for radiologists

Samsung, a leader in medical imaging technology, is showcasing its latest Ultrasound, Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) concept and their software innovations at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)...

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

November 24, 2018 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

South Korea’s telecommunications company, KT, has signed an agreement on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service. Attendees at the signing ceremony in Accra, Ghana, included Yoon Jong-Jin, KT’s senior...

Top 10 Healthcare apps

Top 10 essential healthcare apps to have on your phone

November 23, 2018 • Healthcare, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 essential healthcare apps to have on your phone

When you buy a smartphone you are not just buying a device that can cater for keeping in contact with friends and family, but you are also opening yourself up to a world of possibilities when it comes to apps. With mobile phones evolving constantly, we now...

Interview: Nneile Nkholise, Managing Director at iMed Tech

November 12, 2018 • Healthcare, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Nneile Nkholise, Managing Director at iMed Tech

iMed Tech is a company that specializes in medical design, engineering and, technology. Their aim as a company is to fill the gaps of growing prosthetic demand in South Africa and to use technology that enables the production of high quality products, that...

Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

Medical practitioners emphasise the importance of patient data

November 6, 2018 • HealthcareComments Off on Medical practitioners emphasise the importance of patient data

Today, data forms the crux of businesses whether driving insights or being used to understand and better serve customers. In terms of the medical industry, patient data is especially critical. This is because Doctors rely upon patient information such as...

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

October 31, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to...

MEC of Health in the Freestate, Montsheng Tsiu, is set to deliver a keynote at the annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

HISA2018 leads digital healthcare conversation

October 17, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on HISA2018 leads digital healthcare conversation

The Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 kicked off at the Gallagher Convention Centre on October 17, 2018 with its 4th successful year running. Each year, healthcare and technology influencers gather for two days of networking, lively intellectual...