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GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

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 institutions to drive conversations around innovative sustainable healthcare solutions to help...

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Broadband Infraco intensifies its key role in connecting SADC

Broadband Infraco intensifies its key role in connecting SADC

June 7, 2019 • HealthcareComments (0)

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's Mum & Baby service empowers 1.4 million mothers

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...

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...