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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...

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#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...

2 days ago

Malaria education in Malawi. Source: WHO/S Hollyman
#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...

2 days ago

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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 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
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
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

Source: World Health Organisation
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

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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
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
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

UNESCO-MARS 2016 Award winners: (L-R) front row- ‘Best African Woman Researchers Award’ 4th place winner Maria Nabaggala, from Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda; 5th place winner, Martha Zewdie, from Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia; 2nd place Best Young African Researchers winner, Constantine Asahngwa, Cameroon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care; Best Young African Researchers 1st place winner Patricia Rantshabeng from University of Botswana; Best African Women Researchers 2nd place winner, Rogomenoma Ouedraogo, Laboratory of Biology and Molecular Genetics University, Burkina Faso; ‘Best Young Researcher Award’ 3rd place winner, Lamin Cham from National Aids Control Program, Gambia; 2nd row: 2nd place Best Young Researchers Award winner, Tinashe Nyazika, University of Zimbabwe; Best African Woman Researchers Award’ 1st place winner, Beatrice Nyagol from Kenya Medical Research Institute, together with Prof. Yifru Berhane, Minister of Health, Ethiopia; Prof. Dr Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman, Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG; Prof. Afework Kassu Gizaw, Minister of Science and Technology, Ethiopia; Ahmed Fahmi, Program Director, UNESCO and Rasha Kelej, Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare.
'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
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
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
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
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 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

Source: Faustin Niyigena/The New Times
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

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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

Pioneering mini pacemaker technology comes to Africa
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

Navigate Bizcommunity to where the business is
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 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
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
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

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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
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

Source: Bhekisisa Centre of Health Journalism/ Amos Gumulira
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
#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
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

Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa
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

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