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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

Engage with government at eHealthALIVE2016

There's just a week to go before eHealthALIVE2016 kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 6 and 7 September...

30 Aug 2016

IBM Research opens second lab on African continent

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations...

26 Aug 2016

Fewer insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

A new insulin co-formulation will simplify the treatment of type 2 diabetes...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2016

Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

By Tom Jackson 26 Aug 2016

Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa

An initiative aimed at creating sustainable approaches to improving access to medicine has been introduced in Kenya...

26 Aug 2016

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

H3D makes second malaria drug breakthrough

A new potent antimalarial development candidate with the potential to both treat and prevent of malaria has been identified by UCT's H3D...

By Kim Cloete 27 Jul 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert...

15 Jul 2016

Technology leads the race to affordable healthcare

That great disruptor, technology, its impact on healthcare and how it drives down costs in the process...

By Nicci Botha 1 Jul 2016

Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

Access to quality healthcare must be improved in Africa

There needs to be a serious focus on providing quality healthcare throughout Africa...

9 Jun 2016

Research shows vitamin D deficiency puts HIV-positive Africans at risk

Research suggests that vitamin D plays an integral part in the proper function of the immune system...

2 Jun 2016

#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 27 May 2016

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