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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

#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

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Powering the future of healthcare bookings

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Dr William Mapham.
Image © Christopher Larson/Scott Gorman.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Photo: Seed
#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Precious Matsoso, director general: Department of Health
Taming healthcare technology

Inequalities in healthcare can be eliminated in a generation using technology...

By Nicci Botha 26 Sep 2017

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

Technology leads the race to affordable healthcare
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

Da Vinci provides robotic precision in prostate procedures
Da Vinci provides robotic precision in prostate procedures

Da Vinci surgical system provides cutting-edge surgical results...

By Nicci Botha 6 Jun 2016

With technology, there's no need to fear the walking dead
With technology, there's no need to fear the walking dead

What would you do if you were faced with a zombie apocalypse? With the popularity of fiction like The Walking Dead and World War Z, it's become something of an internet cliché...

By Lee Naik 2 Jun 2016

E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge
E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge

Tech-enabled medical service Technovera walked away with R1m ($64,000) in prize money after winning the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, aimed at identifying digital solutions to problems in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave
#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market the sales and distribution...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

Zip airdrop
Drone medicine delivery service takes off in Rwanda

A fleet of mini aircraft could provide the solution to getting medical supplies to remote areas of Africa, thereby preventing thousands of deaths...

By Nicci Botha 18 Apr 2016

Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners
Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners

Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees have a full medical, including alcohol and drug testing, when they join the company...

By Rhys Evans 20 Jul 2015

Shifting attitudes towards the body
Shifting attitudes towards the body

Would you want to be a Cyborg in the near future? A Cyborg is defined as a human enhanced by technology; that is a person whose physiological functioning is aided by a mechanical or electronic device...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Jul 2015

Mobile apps lift health mindfulness
Mobile apps lift health mindfulness

With weight-related complications claiming the lives of around 3.4 million adults annually, demand is rising for thousands of mobile applications used daily to track calories...

By Amr Shady 17 Mar 2015

[Design Indaba 2014] Modular phones, bioprinting and touching strangers
[Design Indaba 2014] Modular phones, bioprinting and touching strangers

There's one slot at Design Indaba I implore you never to miss, and that's the Pecha Kucha presentations. Seven top graduates from around the world presented their projects at this year's event, but three stood out - particularly in the simulcast auditorium where they all received a rousing applause.

By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2014

[2013 trends] Tracking and training
[2013 trends] Tracking and training

As we gaily simulate horse-riding while singing in Korean, the eyes of judgment fall upon us for clinging to the relics of yesteryear. Don't allow yourself to get caught doing last years' exercises or wearing scrubs that are "Soooo 2012", oh my readers. This year, you're going to be ahead of the curve and I'm going to help you do just that. Presenting the health trends of 2013...

By Chamendran Naidoo 23 Jan 2013

Hair today, gone tomorrow
Hair today, gone tomorrow

I'm not grateful to my Neanderthal forebears. While facial hair might be a hipster requirement, having it sprout from all orifices as it does in my case, is not. I, and those of us who don't want to look like Uriah Heep or some other Dickinsonian character, have to keep facial and, for that matter, body hair, in close check.

By Brian Berkman 27 Dec 2012

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