#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely
New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely

An oncologist based in Port Elizabeth has successfully treated a patient's brain tumour 1,000km away, using new remote technologies and surgery-free gamma radiation equipment...

8 Nov 2018

Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa
Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa

Airbus released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa, a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies in Africa...

31 Oct 2018

False positive results have raised questions about home pregnancy tests. flickr/Rebecca
DIY medical tests: why some are safer than others

Recent media reports revealed that digital home pregnancy tests being sold at leading pharmacies in South Africa and the UK were consistently giving false positive results...

By Glenda Mary Davison 30 Oct 2018

Why medical devices should carry warranties
Why medical devices should carry warranties

Throughout the world, legal cases against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medical devices such as implants for treatment of specific conditions are on the increase, as patients are not always properly informed about how the device works...

By Martha Smit and Daniel Mwale 25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in Africa
Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in Africa

The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous...

2 Oct 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

By Tom Jackson 2 Oct 2018

New cardiac simulation lab to revolutionise medical training
New cardiac simulation lab to revolutionise medical training

The UFS School of Biomedical Sciences' has introduced a state-of-the-art Cardiac Simulation laboratory to its clinical simulation and skills unit...

26 Sep 2018

Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic
Micorocoil localisation in treating early-stage lung cancer

A breakthrough minimally invasive surgery technique, microcoil localisation, allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in early-stage lung cancer without damaging additional healthy tissue...

20 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

AI will change the face of patient care
AI will change the face of patient care

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will change the way healthcare is managed and delivered, particularly in helping patients in tangible and life-saving ways.

13 Sep 2018

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for Africa

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

AI: The Florence Nightingale of the 21st century?
AI: The Florence Nightingale of the 21st century?

Florence Nightingale, aka the lady with the lamp, is the recognised founder of nursing, and the first to link poor sanitary conditions and high mortality rates in hospitals...

By Simon Kos 22 Aug 2018

AI doctors and engineers are coming - but they won't be stealing high-skill jobs
AI doctors and engineers are coming - but they won't be stealing high-skill jobs

Google recently successfully put its DeepMind artificial intelligence system to work recognising eye diseases...

By Leandro L. Minku and Jeremy Levesley 21 Aug 2018

Karien Bornheim, founder and CEO, Footprint Africa Business Solutions
Using IoT to solve the healthcare puzzle

Footprint Africa Business Solutions has moved from IoT development into healthcare by creating Doc-in-a-box...

13 Aug 2018

Wilma Liebenberg, CEO: Knowledge Objects Healthcare
#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa
Hi-tech lung cancer lab to benefit all

If the country is to reduce its high cancer statistics, the public would have to be educated about the illness...

2 Aug 2018

Medical implant sector ripe for 3D printing disruption
Medical implant sector ripe for 3D printing disruption

Medical technology which is often expensive at the time of market entry becomes cheaper over time. But 3D printing in medicine has started to revolutionise the field...

27 Jul 2018

Photo: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Solving Africa's healthcare logistics problems with AI

AI, in the form of IBM Watson, is being used to aid decision making in public health supply chains and improve patients' access to medicines...

20 Jul 2018

Photo: Shutterstock
Cracking the cold chain challenge is key to making vaccines ubiquitous

Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives...

16 Jul 2018

Study: Leadless pacemakers create fewer complications
Study: Leadless pacemakers create fewer complications

A study comparing patient outcomes for those fitted with new leadless pacemakers compared with more conventional transvenous designs has shown that the latter are successfully reducing the number of short- and mid-term complications.

9 Jul 2018

R2 crown
Collectable coins celebrate home-grown CT scan

The South African's Mint's 2018 South African Inventions coin series celebrates the computed tomography scan, or CT (cat) scan, a medical technology developed by South African-born Allan McLeod Cormack...

3 Jul 2018

Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service
Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service

Egyptian startup ElBalto has launched a mobile application that provides users with easy, reliable, timely and affordable online video consultations via a network of customer-rated and licensed doctors...

By Tom Jackson 27 Jun 2018

Brian Gitta with his Mattibabu malaria testing device
Malaria testing device wins top prize for young Ugandan

When no less than three blood tests failed to diagnose his malaria, Brian Gitta decided to come up with a better option...

21 Jun 2018

What data can do for healthcare
What data can do for healthcare

The recent listeriosis outbreak is a good example of the gaps in data collection in South Africa's healthcare system...

18 Jun 2018

Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu. Photo: Robyn Walker
Students develop diagnosis app for deaf people

Cost-effective solutions to help deaf people navigate healthcare in developing countries is exactly what Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu are trying to achieve with the app they are developing...

15 Jun 2018

Dr Johan van der Merwe
Customising knee implants for a better fit

Knee implants are often the remedy for osteoarthritis, but if the device does not fit properly, it can result in tissue damage, the underlying bone collapsing, the implant loosening and an increased likelihood of joint pain after an operation...

14 Jun 2018

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