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 novel coronavirus has now reached nearly every corner of the globe, with billions under lockdown conditions, a million infected and thousands dead. Keeping informed in these unprecedented times can be difficult with all that's ongoing in the world today. Different news sources can tell of different topics, different angles...
South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) has confirmed that over 1 million South Africans have already used their COVID-19 digital self-assessment tool called HealthCheck. The HealthCheck self-assessment tool allows for early detection, mapping and management of COVID-19 cases using USSD and the official COVID-19 WhatsApp Service (COVID-19 CONNECT). The tool...
The health sector is on the cusp of a step change that will see patients benefit from treatment that is more focused on the individual than ever before. Through the better use of data and advances in analytics, precision healthcare promises a more personalised approach that will significantly improve the...
The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Midlands, utilising a highly qualified and dedicated team at Life Hilton Private Hospital to ensure that patients get the best care possible. Cancer is a condition that affects not...
As South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination programme ramps up, with a target to vaccinate 41-million people by the end of March next year, health NGO Right to Care is deploying teams to vaccinate South Africans living in hard-to-reach places in remote parts of the country. Dr Ntombi Sigwebela, chief of party...
Pharmaceutical heavyweights Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to partner with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce their COVID-19 vaccines at a facility in Cape Town. First announced on Wednesday, this deal will see more than 100-million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines produced annually to be distributed to African nations. Biovac had...
African Investor, an international investment and media company, has been named prime media partner for the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (HISA2017). Unlike any other event on the African healthcare calendar, HISA2017 looks to join the dots between innovation and practicality, by presenting the latest healthcare technologies and showcasing their...
South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla has announced that children and teens between 12 and 17 will now be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement came during a media briefing Friday morning, where Phaahla confirmed that the decision was influenced by recommendations made by the Ministerial Advisory Committee...
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...
Nowadays we all really need to try our best to not touch our faces. It’s a society-wide effort in the face of COVID-19. Everyone from politicians and healthcare experts to content creators are warning against, but honestly – virus or no virus we should all be trying to live...
Telecom26 has partnered with SystemOne to enable real-time test result communication, timely containment and treatment actions for infectious disease programmes in Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The testing programmes are being implemented in conjunction with each country’s Ministry of Health and build upon SystemOne’s existing work across Africa tackling numerous diseases...
The fourth industrial revolution is widely acknowledged as a paradigm shift in how the world does business, but advancements in technology also have a positive social spin-off. Introducing cloud accounting software at community-based organisations implementing HIV education programs in South Africa is on track to fundamentally change how funding...
The Government of Uganda has today launched a new rotavirus vaccine to protect under five-year-old children from diarrhoea. The vaccine, which will be available for free in health facilities throughout the country, is the 11th vaccine to be added into the national schedule of the expanded programme on immunisation in...
Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos based on various stages of pregnancy and will also assist...
Automation, robotics and self-diagnosis will soon play a vital role in caring for ageing populations and creating better experiences for both patients and health workers, but security risks could rise, according to a Aruba report. Within ten years your medical check-up could involve more interaction with sensors, cameras and...
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