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...

2 days ago

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

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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

Biomedical engineering master's student, Gokul Nair. Photo: UCT
UCT engineers design affordable, efficient auto-injector

Biomedical engineers from the Medical Devices Lab at UCT have developed a reloadable auto-injector, which will have a huge impact for end users with vials of adrenaline available for a fraction of the cost..

29 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

Meet the speakers thus far: 19th annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018
Meet the speakers thus far: 19th annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018

Themed "Putting the healthcare citizen first | Pushing the boundaries of the impossible", the 19th annual BHF Conference will be held at Sun City from 17-20 June...

Issued by Board of Healthcare Funders 22 May 2018

New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical Centre
New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical Centre

Morton & Partners continues to expand its patient-centered clinical services at Rondebosch Medical Centre with the installation of its new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine...

Issued by Morton & Partners 18 May 2018

New 3D range of motion technology
New 3D range of motion technology

Therapists and other medical professionals can now accurately measure range of motion (ROM) in patients using new locally developed technology...

18 May 2018

Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge
Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge

Kenyan incubator iHub will hold the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge in June, aimed at creating a platform for health workers to interact with developers from the tech ecosystem to develop innovative e-health solutions...

By Tom Jackson 15 May 2018

High-tech solutions to improve patient care in Africa
High-tech solutions to improve patient care in Africa

Healthcare is getting more high-tech - from electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures - and nurses are at the forefront of using these innovative solutions to improve patient care in Africa...

11 May 2018

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Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and Aids

As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and Aids...

By Athan Tashobya 10 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Dr Yusuf Osman
Africa's first neuromicroscope system goes live

A highly advanced robotic visualisation system used to guide the most intricate neurosurgeries is now operational at Netcare Garden City Hospital in Mayfair West, Johannesburg...

25 Apr 2018

SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched
SMS emergency service for hearing impaired launched

Vodacom's hearing and speech impaired customers now have a dedicated SMS emergency service at their disposal...

24 Apr 2018

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