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E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent...

By Matthew Donen 1 day ago

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

New Ebola cases in DRC

The WHO has mobilised to curtail an outbreak of Ebola in the DRC after a case tested positive for Ebola virus subtype Zaire...

15 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes

Additional investments in science, technology, and innovation in Africa will improve health, spur economic growth, and reduce poverty across the continent...

3 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Health tourism Africa's economic game-changer

The global growth in the flow of patients and health professionals as well as medical technology, capital funding and regulatory regimes has given rise to new patterns of consumption and production of healthcare services...

Issued by Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 28 Apr 2017

Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa...

26 Apr 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: 21% drop in global cases

According to the World Malaria Report 2016, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015...

25 Apr 2017

Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

In the news - health issues that plague South Africa

In a recent article released by a United States online journal, 24/7 Wall St, it was reported that four of the 10 world's unhealthiest nations are the African nations of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique...

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2017

Vaccines to be used against antibiotic-resistant typhoid

Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe are the three high-burden African countries selected to be the first to benefit from a typhoid conjugate vaccine....

By Lilian Namagembe 7 Apr 2017

Dispute brews over plan to hire Tanzanian doctors

A stalemate is brewing between the counties' health management teams, governors and the national government over a plan to employ Tanzanian doctors...

By Verah Okeyo and Elizabeth Merab 5 Apr 2017

Nigeria needs $1.1bn for meningitis vaccine programme

The sum of $1.1bn is currently required to vaccinate 22m people in the five Nigerian states affected by the outbreak of the type C cerebro-spinal meningitis...

By Damilola Oyedele 4 Apr 2017

First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

27 Feb 2017

Getting the balance right in African healthcare

Although many African countries' increased focus on strengthening their healthcare systems has led to improved outcomes, the continent still faces huge challenges...

9 Feb 2017

WPP forms Health & Wellness company to extend competitive advantage

A new subsidiary, WPP Health & Wellness, has been formed by WPP to build on it areas of competitive advantage and accelerate growth, new opportunities and better health outcomes for clients.

7 Feb 2017

'Best African Women Researchers' announced

Merck has followed up the success of its Cancer Access Program, which empowers women in the field of oncology, where they were underrepresented, with another initiative that empowers African women - this time in the field of research, to offer better health care to women...

21 Dec 2016

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International

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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