Cybercriminals are well known for taking advantage of any opportunity. The largest vaccine rollout in history is no exception, with hackers now finding ways to target the supply chain. Understanding why the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain being targeted and how to protect against such attacks is vital for IT...
Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today. For every $1 FAO spent on early livestock interventions in Kenya, Somalia...
Internet of Things (IoT) technology is on the rise both at home and in the workplace, and will soon significantly impact and empower the way we live and work. Such solutions have arguably made a bigger splash in the consumer landscape than B2B to date, with connected fridges, cars...
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 deliveries from 50 to 500. Technology can save lives and...
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 a single, easy-to-use source. Since its launch in 2017, the service continues...
Healthcare and technology executives will convene at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, today for the African Innovator Healthcare Summit. The Summit will address the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Africa is constantly evolving, and with it so is the healthcare and technology sector. From location based mobile applications...
The health authorities in Chad are focusing on communities to build confidence so that citizens trust the right information and avoid risky behaviour. Communal living, not uncommon in many of N’Djamena’s neighbourhoods, the Chadian capital, is a source of fear among residents as COVID-19 persists. When the pandemic reached Chad,...
Epson has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming summit, under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Epson’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa were established...
Royal Philips today released the South Africa results of the first edition of its Future Health Index (FHI), an extensive international study which explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges through integration of health systems and adoption of connected care technologies. South...
Technology is transforming industries on a global scale, with the COVID-19 pandemic presenting an interesting opportunity for medical practitioners and policy-makers to test new ways in which technology — like Telemedicine, AI, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobility — can facilitate sustainable healthcare systems of the future. An example...
South Africa’s healthcare sector has conducted roughly four million COVID-19 tests with around 650 000 positive cases identified. While infection rates continue to climb in much of the developed and developing world, stringent measures to contain the coronavirus in South Africa have helped flatten the curve to the point...
Predictive analytics can save lives. Healthcare has always come with the fine balance of prioritising care and allocating scarce resources. Providers are faced with tough decisions about how long doctors or nurses see patients, who occupies their limited number of hospital beds, or how to distribute precious resources like...
In Wuhan, China, when the rate of coronavirus infection was at its highest, doctors were able to use an AI algorithm to scan the lungs of thousands of patients. The algorithm in question, developed by Axial AI, analyses CT imagery in seconds. It is able to declare whether a patient...
Since the U.N. released its “World Population Prospects” report last year, there has been a lot of talk about the incredible projected population growth of Africa. According to much research, by about 2030 and beyond, Africa will have the largest working population in the world. In fact, 40 percent...
A group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are developing a smartphone app that will help the South African government track people who may be unaware that they have contracted COVID-19, writes SABC News. The app will also track those that have come into contact with...
Medical device company Abbott has produced a new COVID-19 test that can return positive results in five minutes - and the device is compact enough to be run in a doctor's office - according to The Verge. Recently, the test was approved for emergency use in the US by the...
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