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3 essential benefits of attending #HISA2019

3 essential benefits of attending #HISA2019

August 20, 2019 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 5th annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa is set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from the 8th to 9th October 2019. The summit, which aims to be the biggest HISA to date, will address challenges specific to digitalisation in the healthcare industry within Africa.  Here are three reasons why you can’t afford [&hellip...

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what3words announces partnership with South African emergency service provider

August 19, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Geo-location technology company, what3words announced on Monday, 19 August 2019, that it’s partnering with South African emergency response service, ER24. The collaboration aims to enable faster response times in case of an incident. what3words has...

KT, announced the launch of the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) in Ghana

Big-data healthcare service launches in Ghana

August 19, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Korean telecommunication provider, KT, announced the launch of the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) in Ghana on Sunday, 18 August 2019. The project, in conjunction with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), is the first public-private partnership between...

3 essential benefits of attending #HISA2019

Johannesburg gets ready for 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2019

August 15, 2019 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

It is that time of the year again, when healthcare professionals, industry experts and leaders gather to discuss the impact of emerging technologies on their industry. Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 8-9 October under the...

IT News Africa partners T-Systems for Healthcare Executive Golf Day

IT News Africa partners T-Systems for Healthcare Executive Golf Day

July 31, 2019 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa partners T-Systems for Healthcare Executive Golf Day

IT News Africa is proud to announce the hosting of the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa. The Golf Day takes place on 11th September 2019 at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The Healthcare Executive Golf...

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare hosted a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policymakers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing...

Broadband Infraco intensifies its key role in connecting SADC

Broadband Infraco intensifies its key role in connecting SADC

June 7, 2019 • HealthcareComments Off on Broadband Infraco intensifies its key role in connecting SADC

Great network infrastructure, sound financial support and meaningful partnerships are key to unlocking potential growth for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chief Executive Officer for Broadband Infraco, Andrew Matseke, says South Africa,...

South Africa: SANBS to save more lives using drone technology

South Africa: SANBS to save more lives using drone technology

May 30, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: SANBS to save more lives using drone technology

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) have showcased how they intend to save more lives using drone technology. The TRON Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a highly specialized aircraft that will be used to...

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

Vodacom’s Mum & Baby service empowers 1.4 million mothers

May 29, 2019 • Healthcare, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom’s Mum & Baby service empowers 1.4 million mothers

Subscribers of Vodacom’s Mum & Baby service recently grew to 1.4 million, ensuring that a significantly larger amount of parents in South Africa are able to access reliable health information during pregnancy and their child’s early years from...

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

April 24, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom Kenya has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fibre network, Liquid Telecom has connected the main hospital in Mombasa to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal...

How companies are personalising health

How companies are personalising health

April 18, 2019 • HealthcareComments Off on How companies are personalising health

From shopping to hailing a ride, with the click of a button or a swipe of a screen, technology has revolutionised our everyday lives. But can it change the way we address the global issue of declining health? More and more people around the world are...

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

April 16, 2019 • Healthcare, Southern AfricaComments Off on Discovery Vitality offers up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

Discovery Vitality has partnered with Huawei to offer Vitality members up to 100 per cent cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness device from Sportsmans Warehouse. “Given the increasing popularity of Huawei products in the South African market, this...

Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare medical schemes

Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare solutions to medical schemes

April 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare solutions to medical schemes

  Alignd, an all women-led fintech start-up, aims to bring alternative and affordable healthcare models to the South African market. With an intention to provide alternative, more patient-centred and value-led healthcare models to the country’s...

Ending AIDS starts with Accurate Data

April 7, 2019 • HealthcareComments Off on Ending AIDS starts with Accurate Data

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is calling for leading global organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS to focus on data quality to ensure we know the true challenges that lie ahead and to safeguard precious resources dedicated to ending the epidemic from...

Medical oxygen to be made available across the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Medical oxygen to be made available across the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

April 6, 2019 • East Africa, HealthcareComments Off on Medical oxygen to be made available across the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

The Amhara Regional Government, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, the General Electric (GE) Foundation, and Grand Challenges Canada announced the launch of the Amhara Region Oxygen Centre. Located in Bahir Dar,...

Diseases cost Africa $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

March 29, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Diseases cost Africa $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion international...