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African Healthtech

African Union Unveils New Digital Vaccination Platforms

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...

Kenya HealthTech Company Launches Universal Patient Portal

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...

Healthtech Company Launches Data-driven Insights Platform for Pharmacies in Ghana

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...

Health Cabinet Secretary Calls for More Investment in Health-tech in Kenya

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...

Zuri Health Chalks Up $1.3-Million to Expand Across Africa

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...

Robot Joins ICU Teams in Pretoria Hospital to Help with COVID-19 Patients

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Steve Biko Academic Hospital have welcomed "Stevie", a mobile robot that will help improve the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be done through instant...

Unpacking 3 Healthcare Innovation Trends for 2021

A significant part of 2020 has been riddled with the COVID-19 pandemic, thus negatively affecting the healthcare sector. To combat some of these challenges, there are several healthcare innovations to look out for in the upcoming year. According to WHO...

3 Digital Transformation Priorities for Healthcare Organisations in Africa

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...

3 Things Healthcare IT Teams can do to Improve Cybersecurity

The healthcare industry has been forever changed by digital transformation. Innovation in the medical space has led to advances in new treatments as well as cost savings that do not negatively impact the quality of care. The added benefit:...

African Scientists Successfully Sequence Local COVID-19 Genome

South African researchers announced the successful genome sequencing of a local sample of SARS-CoV-2, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus, in a report via Maverick Citizen. Scientists at the NICD (National Institute of Communicable Diseases) together with the South African...
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How Are Smart Contracts Transforming Financial Transactions?

In the dynamic landscape of financial technology, smart contracts emerge as a transformative force. These self-executing contracts, with terms...
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