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#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 1 hour ago

Stress at work - How meditation can help

The right kind of stress can result in increased preparation and enhance performance. But stress can, of course, also be hugely damaging. At its worst, stress can kill...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 hours ago

Nigeria's fight against bilharzia gets a major boost

Nigeria has taken delivery of the single, largest consignment of drugs to combat schistosomiasis (bilharzia), one of the most endemic tropical diseases the continent...

2 days ago

New minimally invasive procedure for BPH

A cutting-edge procedure to treat the symptoms associated with a severely enlarged prostate is being introduced to the African continent for the first time...

2 days ago

Understanding diabetes and its management

Like the rest of the world, sub-Saharan Africa is not immune to the growing diabetes epidemic...

3 days ago

CAMS crackdown

Many companies did not comply with the recent registration process for CAMs as per the regulations set out by the MCC...

23 May 2016

E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge

Tech-enabled medical service Technovera walked away with R1m ($64,000) in prize money after winning the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, aimed at identifying digital solutions to problems in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

Tackling killer bugs

It seems that the death of humanity might not be invasions from alien species, but rather superbug infections of our own making...

3 days ago

South African digital agency contributes to winning UK OOH campaign

The UK NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a new digital OOH campaign in the UK, which uses innovative augmented reality technology to encourage the public to offer a virtual blood donation via an iPhone...

20 May 2016

How SA tech startups can improve rural communities

Approximately one third of South Africa's population resides in rural areas where the realities of poverty, unemployment and the related social problems are faced on a daily basis...

By Scott Zambonini 19 May 2016

Women's contribution to healthcare largely unrecognised

A new commission has found that women contribute around US$3trn to global healthcare, but nearly half of this is unpaid and unrecognised...

19 May 2016

The real cost of the skills shortage in the SA health sector

The performance of any healthcare system is directly dependent on the quality of care afforded by nursing professionals...

18 May 2016

Self-employed insurance - Do you need it or not?

Unfortunately, most self-employed workers fail to understand how important it is to have health insurance. This is insurance that helps a person to protect the best interests and the family...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 May 2016

R10m fine for failure to notify Competition Commission of healthcare merger

Life Healthcare Group and Joint Medical Holdings have agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R10 million - the highest fine ever imposed to date for a failure to notify a merger...

16 May 2016

Discovery Health to cover new liver cancer treatment

A treatment that has demonstrated promising results internationally is now available to Discovery Health members with liver cancer...

16 May 2016

SU scientists develop a TB rapid screening test

A point-of-care rapid diagnostic test for TB has been developed by a multinational team of scientists led by researchers at Stellenbosch University...

16 May 2016

#IRPA14 Low-dose radiation expert receives gold medal for radiation protection

Dr Ethel Gilbert of the NCI was presented with the Gold Medal for Radiation Protection on the last day of IRPA14...

16 May 2016

Developing a community of health

A proposed community living centre (CLC), focusing on primary healthcare, could go a long way in reducing the high number of maternal deaths in Kenya...

13 May 2016

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