Employees today are accountable for making mental health in the workplace a business priority. This includes creating a stress-free work environment, as well as being empathic and responsive to the requirements of employees. Businesses that turn a blind eye to employee wellness may find that their unwillingness to provide...
In the world of bodybuilding and fitness, many supplements on the market promise to help you achieve your goals. One such supplement is anabolic steroids. But what exactly are anabolic steroids, and how do they work? In this article, we'll look at what anabolic supplements are and how they...
The UK's Medi-science International Limited and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a strategic collaboration. According to an announcement, the collaboration will seek to transform healthcare delivery through decentralization and improved access to personal health data in Africa and Europe. The partnership will reportedly give patients an accessible record of...
The pandemic has put a significant strain on all industry sectors none more so than in healthcare where there was a need to adopt more data-driven planning and decision-making at lightning speed. At a time when expanding remote care, telemedicine, and m-health initiatives have become the order of the day,...
The African Union launched two main flagship initiatives at the Boma 2022 event: the African Vaccine Passport and eHealth backbone and a digital platform for accelerating the implementation of the AfCFTA. The African Vaccine Passport allows every African Union citizen to acquire free digital proof of their vaccinations that can be...
One of South Africa's largest banking groups, Standard Bank, has done away with its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees. This is after the bank has reportedly already dismissed 40 employees and placed others on "Special Leave" for refusing to get vaccinated in spite of the mandatory policy. Standard Bank...
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...
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