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COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa
COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa

COHSASA was one of 540 companies from 18 different countries to host an exhibition for three days at the largest health conference on the continent, Africa Health 2017...

Issued by COHSASA 12 hours ago

Sthembile Shabangu
Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

By Sthembile Shabangu 17 hours ago

Brooks Mparutsa, executive director of Hollard's international business.
Hollard partners with Cigna

Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years...

2 days ago

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

3 days ago

New digital venture fund from Orange
New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systems
Connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin and clinical systems

Healthcare services delivery in Africa needs to change, but no-one is quite certain how...

14 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November
Inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo kicks off in November

The inaugural Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017 launches 6-8 November at the Sandton Convention Centre to establish a new trading launch pad...

12 Jun 2017

Female runner with reflective gear extension to the brand's Gear Lending offering
Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day and with hopes to inspire travellers to rise early and own their morning, announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme...

5 Jun 2017

Looking for genetic clues to Ebola outbreak
Looking for genetic clues to Ebola outbreak

Tests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in Central Africa...

By Sora Halake 2 Jun 2017

Put you in Youth Month
Put you in Youth Month

To coincide with Youth Month and CSI Month we're publishing a two-month Content Highlight burst aiming to provide our 464,000 local and global readers with a comprehensive snapshot of the state of CSI projects and programmes in our region...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jun 2017

African healthcare - ripe for disruption
African healthcare - ripe for disruption

Mobile technology is rapidly transforming the way business is being conducted in Africa, particularly in the healthcare industry, as a result of greater internet connectivity...

31 May 2017

Universal healthcare is more than just funding
Universal healthcare is more than just funding

Questions remain about how UHC should be funded in countries with limited resources...

26 May 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, WHO
WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70-year history...

By David Sanders 26 May 2017

Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums
Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high..

By Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi, and Patricia Elung 25 May 2017

#WomensMonth is not important
#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 May 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's new DG. Photo:
WHO appoints its first African director general

Ethiopia's Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has become the first African to take up the role of director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

24 May 2017

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent...

By Matthew Donen 23 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF
Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

New Ebola cases in DRC
New Ebola cases in DRC

The WHO has mobilised to curtail an outbreak of Ebola in the DRC after a case tested positive for Ebola virus subtype Zaire...

15 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare
#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

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New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes
Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes

Additional investments in science, technology, and innovation in Africa will improve health, spur economic growth, and reduce poverty across the continent...

3 May 2017

Health tourism Africa's economic game-changer
Health tourism Africa's economic game-changer

The global growth in the flow of patients and health professionals as well as medical technology, capital funding and regulatory regimes has given rise to new patterns of consumption and production of healthcare services...

Issued by Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 28 Apr 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations
Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates. Source:
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...

26 Apr 2017

Source: www.paho.org
#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...

25 Apr 2017

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...

25 Apr 2017

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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

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