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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

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

Preserving the vaccine cold chain is essential in saving lives

The challenge in developing countries is that they are often ill equipped to transport, store and distribute vaccines, which could save millions of lives...

18 Nov 2016

Only a partnership-driven model can address the needs of patients in Africa

I started my career as a doctor dealing with big healthcare firms and now I am the chief medical officer for GSK, so I have seen things from both sides.

By Murray Stewart 15 Nov 2016

Africa's growing middle class opens doors for health insurance industry

Figures indicate that Africa's middle class has more than tripled over the past 30 years. This trend, bodes well for the health insurance industry...

8 Nov 2016

DHL discusses delivering healthcare to Africa

DHL's 6th annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference saw over 125 healthcare professionals and logistics experts come together to discuss 'Delivering Healthcare to Africa'...

25 Oct 2016

World's first drones for medical supplies launched in Rwanda

The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda...

By Collins Mwai 25 Oct 2016

Pioneering mini pacemaker technology comes to Africa

In an African first, a series of four procedures to implant the world's smallest pacemaker was performed at Mediclinic Panorama in Cape Town...

21 Oct 2016

Money can't be the only motive for developing life-saving medicines

Prior to 2015, Zika was an obscure virus that received little global attention. No one expected it to spread so rapidly. Consequently, no vaccine were developed....

By Ruth Dreifuss and Malebona Precious Matsoso 21 Oct 2016

Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is

An increasing number of our core advertising, marketing and media audience and other professional subscribers are discovering that navigating editorial offerings across Bizcommunity's 18 multi-industry portals makes good sense...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Oct 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services...

3 Oct 2016

Diagnosing Africa's poor health with technology

The question is how do we keep the healthcare sector sustainable and how will this play out in Africa?..

29 Sep 2016

Zuckerberg fund pledges $3bn to banish disease

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife pledged $3bn over the next decade to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease...

22 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Addressing antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

The significant risk to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance and its connection to and impact on agriculture will be discussed at a high-level UN event...

15 Sep 2016

Malawi's rickshaw ambulances cycle the sick to care

It is a sweltering day in Malawi's Nsanje district and the gravel paths in Nelson village are deserted...

By Ina Skosana 12 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: UFS unveils polyurethane heart valve prototype

Apart from preventing and treating rheumatic fever in Africa, limited access to interventions, such as heart-valve replacement, remains a major challenge on the continent...

1 Sep 2016

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