Kenya: Airtel, Medanta Africare in Pact for Mobile Healthcare

Nairobi — Airtel Kenya has partnered with Medanta Africare, an outpatient health provider to launch the mHealth service that will allow customers access quality health advice from doctors through their mobile phones. The service will enable Airtel subscribers consult doctors from Medanta Africare and access relevant health care advice by calling 1525 at normal calling […]

Zimbabwe: Healthcare Providers Urged to Embrace New Technologies

Healthcare institutions should embrace new technology to improve the country’s health delivery system, a senior Government official has said. Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said the adoption of new technologies offered healthcare institutions the potential to address challenges related to rising costs, uneven quality and inadequate access. He said this during […]

Merck Germany expands disease education program started in Africa to Asia

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has widened its global fight against diabetes and thyroid dysfunction from Africa to Asia. Following three years of success providing education and awareness creation and advocacy for medical and pharmacy studentsin African Universities, Merck has extended its Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) initiative to Asia through forging a […]

LifeQube Helping Rwanda Go Paperless

LifeQube Helping Rwanda’s healthcare go paperless

LifeQube – EHN South African eHealth developer, LifeQube , is working with OneFamily Health to roll out their interoperable MobiQube mHealth platform across low-resource franchisee owned primary healthcare clinics in Rwanda. Through a PPP agreement with the Rwandan government, OneFamily Health is constructing 500 paperless primary healthcare clinics – or health posts – to serve […]

How To Bring Healthcare Technologies To The Developing World

How To Bring Healthcare Technologies To The Developing World

UNICEF’s Innovation Unit works on creating inventive technologies and practices to enhance the organization’s mission, but with such high costs, it can be difficult to convince drug companies to invest in developing countries’ needs. As part of HuffPost Live’s continued coverage of 2015 World Economic Forum, UNICEF Innovation Unit co-founder Chris Fabian explained to host […]

Ebola Vaccine En Route to West Africa

Ebola Vaccine En Route to West Africa as the epidemic dies down

Medical crews demonstrate putting on protective gear to handle potential ebola patients. Courtesy: CNN (CNN) — The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the companies that has created the vaccine with […]

Science Africa

Scientific Innovation in Africa

With a digital and mobile revolution already in full force across the African continent, satellites and who is in control of them are becoming increasingly important. South Africans are leading the way with their National Space Agency (SANSA) operations in Hartebeesthoek, Gauteng.  With an antennae farm of over 22 antennae and orbcomms, as well as […]

Netcare records strong S.African trading performance

Netcare records strong S.African trading performance on back of demand for private healthcare

Netcare has said that its financial results reflect a strong trading performance from its South African operations. Netcare says the demand for private healthcare in South Africa is expected to remain strong. PHOTO: Coker Group Report “The South African operations delivered a strong performance. The division’s growth was largely organic in line with higher demand […]