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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 (0)

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 region bringing healthcare closer to the community. The roll-out of services started last August...

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How companies are personalising health

How companies are personalising health

April 18, 2019 • HealthcareComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

  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...

Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

March 26, 2019 • Healthcare, Online & SocialComments Off on Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has announced a partnership with Discovery to offer access to private healthcare cover for driver-partners and their families, on a voluntary basis. Driver Care is powered by Discovery’s Primary Care Activate product. This...

The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

March 8, 2019 • Features, Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate has been somewhat of a controversial topic in recent years. An anti-vaccination or “anti-vax” rhetoric has been slowly gaining traction across the globe and is leading to outbreaks of easily preventable diseases....

Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

New app empowers HIV-positive children and healthcare workers

March 7, 2019 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New app empowers HIV-positive children and healthcare workers

Keep A Child Alive and Zoë-Life, in collaboration with the Qualcomm Wireless Reach Initiative, launched the KidzAlive Talk Tool App, an innovative mobile health solution that equips healthcare workers to provide age-appropriate HIV education to children and...

Rwanda: Drones deliver medical supplies in remote areas

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Drones deliver medical supplies in remote areas

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...

Ethiopia gets $40 mln healthcare boost from the US

February 14, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia gets $40 mln healthcare boost from the US

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

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 Off on African leaders set to tackle healthcare issues in Addis Ababa

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 Off on Kigali shortlisted for global award

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...