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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 3 days 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...

25 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

Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America is a good example of the abortion dilemma faced by under-resourced countries...

29 Apr 2016

[WorldImmunisationWeek] Fighting HPV and cervical cancer in Africa

Despite recent progress within African countries, there are still significant opportunities provided by immunisation, particularly to help protect against HPV and cervical cancer...

28 Apr 2016

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

Student award promotes NCD know-how

To build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe, Merck has launched two awards for students across Africa and the Middle East...

19 Apr 2016

NEF calls for new era in science and technology in Africa

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF)) has launched a global call for support...

4 Mar 2016

Middle East and Africa 3D printing market to total $1.3 billion by 2019

Spending on 3D printing in the MEA market is set to increase from $0.47 billion in 2015 to reach $1.3 billion by 2019, according to the latest forecasts from International Data Corporation...

24 Feb 2016

Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda

Merck, a leading science and technology company, have announced the launch of its second "Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda...

24 Feb 2016

Merck launches second digital health accelerator programme in Africa

Technology and pharma company Merck is open for applications to its second accelerator programme for digital health in Nairobi, Kenya this April...

10 Feb 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015

HST lands ground-breaking Tanzanian contract

Health Systems Technologies, a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited, has secured a contract with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to implement Laboratory Information Management Systems...

18 Aug 2015

What's holding back Ghana's progress in reducing maternal mortality

Ghana has made significant progress in reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during labour and after childbirth in the last 25 years...

By Paul Mensah 6 Jul 2015

How Rwanda's clinics have gone off-grid and onto renewable energy

Rwanda is located in the poorest region in the world, sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, it is making advances with off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural areas that could be a model for similar economies...

By Taha Selim Ustun 25 Jun 2015

DATA Report 2015: Putting the Poorest First

ABIDJAN: A new funding plan to deliver basic health and education for everyone is essential to end extreme poverty, according to The ONE Campaign's DATA Report 2015: "Putting the Poorest First,"...

1 Jun 2015

We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2015

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

Merck supports schistosomiasis education in Mozambique

Around 80% of Mozambicans suffer from the parasitic worm disease, more commonly known as bilharzia...

23 Mar 2015

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