Access to quality healthcare must be improved in Africa
Access to quality healthcare must be improved in Africa

There needs to be a serious focus on providing quality healthcare throughout Africa, which includes education about lifestyle conditions, accessible programmes for HIV/Aids and other endemic diseases and private sector participation, experts say.

9 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments
#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover. For many, this solution is so simple and logical it is almost unexpected: digital payments.

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

Merck launches second digital health accelerator programme in Africa
Merck launches second digital health accelerator programme in Africa

Technology and pharma company Merck is open for applications to its second accelerator programme for digital health in Nairobi, Kenya this April. Startups will receive equity-free funding of $15,000 funding, three months coaching and mentoring as well as workspace at the Nairobi Garage.

10 Feb 2016

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising
Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

PARIS, FRANCE: Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select group as they watch a trial.

4 Aug 2014

Mobile phone app helps diabetics in Senegal
Mobile phone app helps diabetics in Senegal

Senegal has become the first Francophone country to pilot a mobile phone platform, called mRamadan, which helps people with diabetes safely manage their health while fasting.

5 Jul 2014

Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced
Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health (13-14 June), a new bespoke festival celebrating the power of creativity in healthcare marketing and communications from around the world, is now open for delegate registration.

13 Jan 2014

Of inventors and innovators: South Africa's pioneering entrepreneurs
Of inventors and innovators: South Africa's pioneering entrepreneurs

Here are some well-known and visionary South African inventors and entrepreneurs, whose pioneering work has received international recognition, and contributed to many improvements in our world.

9 Oct 2013

Regus study on sleep deprivation in Africa
Regus study on sleep deprivation in Africa

According to a Regus study, sleep-deprived workers struggle to juggle family and work commitments.

27 Aug 2013

Resistance to GM crops may be waning
Resistance to GM crops may be waning

While SA has been growing genetically modified (GM) crops for many years, resistance from across most of the continent is set to slow global plans to turn Africa into the world's breadbasket.

12 Aug 2013

Widespread drought threatens 400,000
Widespread drought threatens 400,000

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: A severe drought that sparked a state of emergency in Namibia has left 400,000 people facing hunger, the government said.

9 Aug 2013

Malnutrition stunts Swaziland's growth
Malnutrition stunts Swaziland's growth

MBABANE - Around three in every 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270,000 workers are physically affected by the lack of food, an official said on Tuesday (30 July), citing a government-backed study.

1 Aug 2013

Zambia stops importing beef from Europe

CHISAMBA, ZAMBIA: Zambia's largest beef company, Zambeef said on Wednesday (24 July) it has stopped importing beef products from Europe after they tested positive for a cancer-causing chemical.

25 Jul 2013

Facilities meet top health standards

The Council for Health Service Accreditation (COHSASA) has issued its latest accreditation awards to healthcare facilities in Africa, including the King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda.

Issued by COHSASA 6 Jun 2013

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