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...
Life can be quite unpredictable and confusing at many different points in anyone’s life. It can even be unfair and cruel; this can have a very adverse impact on your mental health. Whether it's a relationship or a broken bond, there comes a time when one must look for...
BrandMed Group, a leading South African connected healthcare company founded in 2014, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), in an effort the company says is focused on providing "affordable and accessible health and wellbeing solutions across the continent." According to the announcement, the newly signed...
TymeBank, the South Africa-based exclusively digital retail bank, has announced a new partnership with National HealthCare for affordable medical insurance to consumers, through the launch of TymeHealth, an app-based offering that provides medical insurance for R139.00 ($9.19) a month. According to Council for Medical Scheme statistics, 8,9 million South Africans...
Massachusetts, US-based biotechnology and pharmaceuticals firm Moderna is set to build a manufacturing facility in Kenya to produce mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19. The facility is set to be Moderna's first manufacturing plant in Africa with the company expected to invest $500-million in the construction of the facility in...
South African Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has said that a team of senior government officials are ready to make recommendations to the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Addressing a virtual media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19, Phaahla on Friday said the...
US Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Wednesday that TikTok is under investigation by the US government for allegedly promoting the app to youth while knowing that the use of the app could be harmful to the same youth. According to Techweez, the app is under investigation by several other...
South Africa's National Department of Health has today published a new circular that details recently updated COVID-19 vaccination dosing rules in the country, with new information about what is known as vaccine "Mixing & Matching" for adults. Information in the new circular only covers Pfizer's Cominarty jab and the Johnson...
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