Africa Health

Le Groupe Ecobank se mobilise pour la santé mentale dans le cadre de son engagement pour une meilleure santé

10-21-2021 | 23:33:00
le Groupe Ecobank va célébrer sa neuvième Journée Ecobank, l'événement annuel phare du Groupe en matière de responsabilité sociale et d'entreprise, qui permet de « redonner » aux communautés locales à travers son réseau panafricain

First of its kind diagnostic center opens in Uganda with lifesaving equipment

10-19-2021 | 17:46:00
GE Healthcare and medical group AFRIPHARMA announce the opening of the Afri-Egypt Health Services Center, a first of its kind in Uganda with lifesaving equipment from GE Healthcare.

Moderna to build mRNA facility in Africa to manufacture up to 500 million doses per year

10-19-2021 | 13:49:56
Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, has announced it will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Kenya enhances its diagnostic systems as National Public Health Laboratory acquire ISO certification

10-15-2021 | 09:06:46
Kenya's National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) is set to play a critical role in the generation of critical data to guide in the development of public health policies following its ISO accreditation.

Un nouveau cas d’Ebola confirmé au Nord-Kivu en République démocratique du Congo

10-11-2021 | 11:39:00
Le Ministère de la santé de la RDC a annoncé qu’un nouveau cas d’Ebola a été détecté dans la zone de santé de Butsili, dans la province du Nord-Kivu, où une précédente épidémie s’est officiellement terminée le 3 mai 2021

Gabon deposits instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency to the AU Commission

10-07-2021 | 08:20:10
The Republic of Gabon became the 14th member state to deposit the instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) to the AU Commission on 4th October 2021 after ratifying it on the 1st October 2021.

AstraZeneca partners with the Royal Academy of Engineering to support African health tech entrepreneurs

10-07-2021 | 08:11:24
AstraZeneca and the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) announced a new partnership to establish connections between African healthcare innovators and AstraZeneca’s A.Catalyst Network of more than 20 global health innovation hubs.

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority approves Neoteryx's Mitra devices for specimen collection

10-05-2021 | 12:51:00
The Mitra microsampling device from US-based Neoteryx has now been approved as a Class B in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical device by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) in South Africa.

Forum pour la résilience en Afrique pour affronter les défis multiformes du Covid 19 et du changement climatique

10-01-2021 | 09:03:00
La quatrième édition du Forum pour la résilience en Afrique s’est ouverte à un moment où les communautés les plus vulnérables du continent sont confrontées au triple défi posé par la pandémie de Covid-19

Quinze pays africains ont atteint l’objectif de 10 % de vaccination de la population contre la COVID-19

10-01-2021 | 08:53:00
Quinze pays africains, soit près du tiers des 54 pays du continent ont entièrement vacciné 10 % de leurs populations contre la COVID-19.

[Rwanda] United States committed to combating HIV/AIDS and inclusion of people with disabilities

09-29-2021 | 10:08:31
The United States is committed working with the people and Government of Rwanda to combat HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society.

Africa CDC to launch Eastern Regional Co-ordination center

09-27-2021 | 09:39:00
The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is set to launch the Eastern regional co-ordination center in Kenya come October 1.

World Bank approves financing to improve women and girl’s access to nutrition and health services in Niger

09-24-2021 | 08:46:00
The Nigerien government will be able to provide its population with better health coverage with financing approved by the World Bank.

WFP, Takeda deepen partnership in West Africa to strengthen health emergency response

09-23-2021 | 08:13:00
A new $10.8 million partnership between Takeda and Global CSR Program to the World Food Programme (WFP), has brought forward a 5-year initiative to help strengthen regional health supply chain capacities in West Africa.

Cuba pledges support for Kenya in research and pharmaceutical fields

09-23-2021 | 07:58:04
Kenya and Cuba have pledged to enhance bilateral relations in the field of research, vaccines and pharmaceutical products as the former moves to implement further reforms in the health sector.

[Interview] Mokwe Welisane Nkeng, Fondateur et PDG, Fondation Welisane, Cameroun

08-04-2021 | 09:17:00
Mokwe Welisane Nkeng est un Camerounais qui a fondé la Fondation Welisane, un centre d'entrepreneuriat social et à but non lucratif qui cherche à résoudre les problèmes qui affectent et empêchent les filles et les femmes de progresser dans la société.

[Interview] Mokwe Welisane Nkeng, Founder and CEO, Welisane foundation, Cameroon

08-04-2021 | 08:56:00
Mokwe Welisane Nkeng is a Cameroonian who founded Welisane Foundation, a non-profit and social entrepreneurship hub which seeks to address issues that affect and block the girl child and women from advancing in the society.

Inside Africa’s drive to boost medicines and vaccine manufacturing

05-28-2021 | 12:12:18
With COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Africa slowing down, the continent is working to boost its own manufacturing capacities for vaccines, medicines and vital health technologies.

[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: As West Africa starts vaccine rollout, what role should technology play?

05-06-2021 | 09:17:46
It is essential that governments leverage technology to streamline data collection, transfer and analysis to speed up rollouts.

[Interview] Astride Verushka NWAL, CEO, Pharma Pro consulting, Cameroon

04-28-2021 | 12:14:00
Astride Verushka NWAL is the Managing Director of Pharma Pro consulting, a company that distributes reliable and credible information to healthcare professionals on the products of the laboratories that it represents, and also supports pharmaceutical laboratories to set up for the development of their products in Cameroon.

[Interview] Astride Verushka NWAL, PDG, Pharma Pro consulting, Cameroon

04-28-2021 | 09:42:00
Astride Verushka NWAL est la Directrice Générale de Pharma Pro consulting, une société qui distribue des informations fiables et crédibles aux professionnels de santé sur les produits des laboratoires qu'elle représente et il accompagne les laboratoires pharmaceutiques à s'installer pour le développement de leurs produits au Cameroun.

[Column] Wayne Miller: The role of the pandemic in transforming healthcare

04-16-2021 | 12:28:23
Despite the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organisations have gained considerable insights and experience that will transform the sector well into the future.

[Column] Hardeep Sound: Greater collaboration, tech needed for effective vaccine rollout in Kenya

04-08-2021 | 15:17:03
The distribution and administration of vaccines at the scale of COVID-19 is a monumental challenge. There is much at stake because disruptions in the supply chain can prevent the delivery of the vaccine and negatively impact public trust.

[Morocco] WeMash Digital startup supports businesses’ digital transformation

03-01-2021 | 07:07:00
WeMash Digital is a growing Moroccan initiative that brings together a team of young, ambitious, and creative developers, consultants, and graphic designers.

[Column] Diego Gutierrez: Tech revolutionizing healthcare in Africa

02-24-2021 | 06:44:16
Technology has not only responded to the immediate health challenges of the COVID-19 crisis but to regular healthcare needs across the continent too.

[Column] Joseph Magero: Tackling tobacco harm in the era of misinformation

12-01-2020 | 16:15:00
Everyone wants to reduce the approximately 30,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in Kenya; so it’s especially disappointing to see the nay-sayers undermining our best opportunity to do just that.

[Column] Grace Kamau, Gulraj Grewal: Mental Health: Beyond the Investments – Work from Home or live at work?

10-30-2020 | 07:08:00
While the country is starting to reopen, many organizations are choosing to continue imposing a work from home policy.

[Column] Janet Byaruhanga: Why Africa should manufacture the medicines it needs

10-01-2020 | 08:38:29
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed Africa's inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equipment (PPEs) needed to curb the disease.

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

09-21-2020 | 08:40:00
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 | 18:44:20
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.