Africa Health

COVID-19 accelerates insurance digitization to meet customers’ demands, report

09-25-2020 | 07:25:00
Insurers must explore new ways to build capabilities to meet the digital needs of customers as BigTechs and non-traditional players enter the insurance space, according to the World InsurTech Report 2020.

U.S. funding to International Atomic Energy Agency supports cancer treatment in Egypt

09-24-2020 | 06:03:00
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help Egypt enhance radiation therapy for cancer patients.

USAID, Power Africa grant $2.6m in healthcare electrification to solar energy companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

09-23-2020 | 13:37:00
Power Africa, through the USAID, announced grants totaling $2.6 million to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

IFC, Imperial partner to pilot modular COVID-19 screening in Sub-Saharan Africa

09-23-2020 | 07:27:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a partnership with South African-listed Imperial to jointly develop a modular screening and treatment healthcare infrastructure program in Sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services acquires MENA-based Clinart

09-23-2020 | 07:21:00
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) has announced the acquisition of Clinart, a full-service CRO with nearly 20 years of experience and strong local expertise in the (MENA) region.

WHO, Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan

09-22-2020 | 14:07:00
The World Health Organization received a donation of $1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year.

Expert panel endorses protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials

09-21-2020 | 06:03:00
The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19.

Sierra Leone, China and UNICEF unveil newly established Special Care Baby Unit in Kailahun

09-18-2020 | 06:11:00
A newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has been unveiled at Kailahun District Hospital in Sierra Leone.

Facebook partners with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe to increase blood donations in the country

09-17-2020 | 07:14:00
Facebook, in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) announced a new feature to encourage people to donate blood.

AFREXIMBANK, ITFC, ARSO partner to facilitate intra-African trade in pharmaceuticals and medical devices

09-15-2020 | 09:34:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) have partnered with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), to launch a new Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program initiative.

WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DRC and beyond

09-14-2020 | 06:15:45
Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Illumina partners with 54gene to establish Genomics facility in Nigeria

09-11-2020 | 13:06:00
Innovative health organization Illumina, Inc. has collaborated with 54gene, a health technology company whose mission is to advance precision medicine capabilities in Africa through research, advanced molecular diagnostics and clinical programs.

Lower-income countries to leapfrog high-income nations with AI-enabled health technologies, report

09-09-2020 | 07:16:00
Low- and middle-income countries could soon leapfrog high-income countries in their adoption of new AI-enabled technologies in health, suggests a report led by the Novartis Foundation and Microsoft.

USAID announces additional $15m to help fight Ebola in DRC

09-08-2020 | 09:04:00
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in DRC.

IFC, IMG partner to support access to healthcare in Uganda

09-07-2020 | 15:04:00
IFC announced a loan to International Medical Group (IMG) to strengthen services at the healthcare provider’s Ugandan hospital and clinics, allowing them to continue to deliver quality medical care.
 
Features

Nurses lay foundation for better chronic disease management in Zimbabwe, study

09-21-2020 | 06:40:00
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) encourages the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to maintain and replicate this first of its kind nurse-led Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) healthcare model across the country.

[Column] Shiraaz Joosub: Sustainable interoperability and quality integrated public healthcare in South Africa

09-16-2020 | 16:44:20
South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner.

[Column] Neil Kinsley: Creating patient trust in telehealth

09-04-2020 | 12:26:26
With Covid-19, came a flood of new telehealth (virtual consulting) healthcare solutions, exposing more patients to its benefits and features.

Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virus

09-02-2020 | 10:49:06
Finding ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic has been a shock. We've spent a lot of time fine-tuning ways in which we can prevent ourselves from catching the virus.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: Employee mental health during crisis, the role of leadership

08-28-2020 | 14:23:00
Mental health is said to be a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

How previous Ebola virus outbreaks helped Uganda respond to COVID-19 outbreak

08-28-2020 | 14:05:00
For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential in not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time.

[Column] Wambui Gichuri: African water and sanitation projects critical to preparedness for COVID-19-like pandemics

08-28-2020 | 05:18:13
As the prevalence of COVID-19 accelerates across Africa, over 40 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water and are unable to heed the advice of health experts to wash their hands.