Kenya-based HealthTech company AfyaRekod launched a fully automated Universal Patient Portal, built on blockchain technology. Through a centralized platform patients and the medical professionals treating them will have real-time access to their health data and medical history not only ensuring effective ongoing medical management but critical timely access to information in...
The AfroCentric Group, a JSE-listed company, has launched AMP, a new digital wellness platform designed to integrate into medical schemes’ existing member apps. AMP forms part of AfroCentric Group subsidiary Medscheme’s Integrated Smart Solutions and brings it a step closer to embedding data-driven insights of healthcare to add value to...
mPharma, a healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, Facility Insights, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. The product will provide Pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now launched in...
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. "This is a great development for Africa. Africa...
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is calling for more investments in research and new innovations to better deal with current and emerging health concerns. Addressing the summit on malaria and neglected tropical diseases in Kigali, the health CS made a case for the need to develop appropriate tools and technologies...
German vaccine manufacturer BioNTech and the Rwandan government have offically begun construction on Africa's first mRNA vaccine factory in Kigali, the country's capital. The announcement came on Thursday. The African continent is the world's least vaccinated region against COVID-19, with less than 20% of its 1.2-billion population having received two...
Cape Town-based startup Root, which builds infrastructure for the digital insurance economy, is partnering with one of Africa's top startups Andela, a global network for remote technologists founded in Nigeria, and financial services company Momentum Health Solutions, to offer healthcare options to Andela’s talent network. Director of talent partnerships at...
Orange Telecom, the French, pan-African telecommunications Group has partnered with Moroccan e-health startup DabaDoc to launch the Orange Santé ("Orange Health") platform in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. Orange Santé is a platform dedicated to the health ecosystem in Africa which is aimed at both African patients and doctors. It provides...
COVID-19 deaths in the African region are expected to decline by almost 94% in 2022, compared with 2021 which was the pandemic’s most lethal year, a new modelling by World Health Organization (WHO) finds. This comes while cases are estimated to drop by a little over a quarter this year. The...
Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published a new sectoral survey report, “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022.” The findings reveal a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organizations surveyed in this sector. In 2021, 66% of healthcare organizations were hit; 34% were hit the previous...
Kenyan-based health tech startup offering mobile-based healthcare has received $1.3-million funding to expand across Africa. The digital healthcare company has completed a funding round attracting investment from DOB Equity, Launch Africa, and Founders Factory Africa to expand across Africa. Zuri Health connects mass-market patients with healthcare services via SMS, WhatsApp, and...
There is no shortage of transformational ideas for healthcare in the metaverse, from using Blockchain technology to properly 'owning' and effectively managing and sharing medical records to the birthing of a 'digital twin' not just for the moment, but also at a future age.  The promise of these technologies...
The events of the past two years have, undoubtedly, made all of us more aware of our health than ever before. Whether it was realising how important overall health is to stave off infections or learning how vital mental health is to our general wellbeing, there was no escaping...
Big data is the currency that now runs the world. But the applications of this incredible tool go far beyond business. When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the globe, big data was there to help scientists track the spread and derive helpful recommendations. All the uses and...
Kena Health, a new South Africa-based health app has been launched where anyone can chat to a nurse, doctor, or mental health professional directly from their smartphone. Kena Health is an app that connects users to a team of qualified healthcare practitioners for advice, diagnoses, prescriptions, sick notes, and even...
On Thursday, the judging panel chaired by Dr. Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu, Director of Health Services from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and member of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) City Executive Committee, officially confirmed the winners of the C/Can Live Pitch & Grant Award event, which took place on Wednesday...
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