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Nigeria’s E-Health Africa Sees Appointment of New Executive Director

eHealth Africa, a non-profit organization that aims to build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions, today announces that Juliet Odogwu is the incoming Executive Director of the organization. Juliet Odogwu is the current Director of...

SA Has Less Than 3 Days Worth of Blood Stocks Amid COVID Impact

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) says that it has less than three (3) days blood stock currently on hand as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals has stretched blood supplies in the country. SANBS has also...

New Warning Added to J&J Vaccine – But SA Rollout Not Affected

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a new warning to the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson after receiving new reports that a very rare, but dangerous neurological reaction can occur. With this, the South...

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...

3 Reasons Data Management can Unlock the Value of Healthcare Data

Data in the healthcare sector is heavily regulated, with numerous laws and regulations governing how data needs to be processed, protected and retained. This has become more important than ever in light of the COVID-19 crisis, which has made healthcare...

South Africa Begins First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The University of Witswatersrand has announced that South Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial is set to begin, with participants to be enrolled by the end of the week. "This is a landmark moment for South Africa and Africa at this...

PLWSCD are at Higher Risk of Complications when Infected with COVID-19

Persons Living with Sickle Cell Disease (PLWSCD), are at a higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19, Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr Rashid Aman says. The CAS noted that PLWSCD are more likely to get severe illness if...

AI Algorithm Discovers One of World’s Most Powerful Antibiotics

An AI algorithm created at MIT has just discovered a powerful new antibiotic that kills some of the world’s most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. “In terms of antibiotic discovery, this is absolutely a first,” said Regina Barzilay, a senior researcher on...

7 things telemedicine makes possible

43% of South Africa’s population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7 700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as...
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SAS Unveils Advanced AI for Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector

SAS Clinical Acceleration Repository is a secure, cloud-native data repository designed to drive innovation in life sciences and healthcare...
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