Africa Health

Gates Foundation announces $1.27 billion in health and development commitments

09-23-2022 | 09:14:00
The funding will address overlapping global crises that have reversed the progress already made toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).

Butterfly Network distributes iQ+ devices to healthcare workers in Kenya to transform maternal health

09-21-2022 | 10:03:28
This deployment is supported by a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced earlier this year that will provide 1,000 healthcare workers (predominantly midwives) in Sub-Saharan Africa with the world’s only handheld, whole-body ultrasound probe to advance maternal and fetal health.

mPharma acquires majority stake in Nigerian pharmacy chain HealthPlus

09-16-2022 | 07:13:44
mPharma, Africa’s patient-centered technology-driven healthcare company, has acquired the majority stake in HealthPlus, a pharmacy chain in Nigeria. mPharma and the former investor, Alta Semper, have signed an agreement leading to the acquisition of a majority stake in the HealthPlus Group.

Elekta rejoint la Facilité Africaine d'Equipement Médicale/IFC pour élargir l'accès aux soins contre le cancer

09-12-2022 | 12:21:00
La participation de la société suédoise Elekta à la facilité dirigée par l'IFC aidera les hôpitaux et les cliniques autonomes d'Afrique subsaharienne à obtenir et à entretenir plus facilement des équipements de radiothérapie et d'oncologie de précision utilisés pour traiter le cancer du col de l'utérus, du sein, du cerveau, du poumon et d'autres types de cancer.

Elekta joins IFC’s Africa Medical Equipment Facility to expand access to cancer care

09-12-2022 | 12:06:00
Sweden-headquartered Elekta's participation in the IFC-led facility will help hospitals and stand-alone clinics in sub-Saharan Africa more easily obtain and service precision radiotherapy and oncology equipment used to treat cervical, breast, brain, lung, and other types of cancer.

Gennecs plans USD 150 Mn vaccine factory in Egypt

09-07-2022 | 10:36:30
Gennvax Featured on global economics reflecting how this national project will change the African market and position Egypt as a major player within the vaccines landscape map

Apollo Hospitals and Eclipse Group Africa to set up diagnostic and cancer centre in Tanzania

09-02-2022 | 06:12:00
With this partnership, Apollo will provide healthcare services with advanced cancer care treatments.

Le Burkina Faso inaugure sa première usine de fabrication de médicaments génériques

08-29-2022 | 12:21:00
Le Burkina Faso a inauguré Propham, sa première usine de fabrication de médicaments génériques.

[Togo] Wezou,un programme national d’accompagnement de la femme enceinte et du nouveau-né

08-25-2022 | 12:58:00
Le programme, dénommé ‘Wezou’ (‘Vie’ en langue nationale), a été conçu dans le but de réduire les taux de mortalité maternelle et néonatale, conformément aux objectifs de renforcement de l’inclusion sociale et de modernisation de l’Etat, prévues dans la nouvelle feuille de route gouvernementale.

SFD inaugure le projet de réhabilitation et d'extension de l'hôpital Donka en Guinée

08-25-2022 | 10:17:00
Le Fonds saoudien pour le développement (SFD) finance le projetde réhabilitation et d'extension de l'hôpital Donka au moyen d'un prêt de développement à taux réduit d'un montant total de 32 millions d'USD.

Kenyan health startup Afya Rekod partners with Medi-Science to improve personal health data in Africa and Europe

08-19-2022 | 10:33:11
The partnership will give patients an accessible record of their own health history, by enabling patients, doctors and hospitals to host health records securely on one platform through a digital application.

PIEX Group to expand in Sub-Saharan Anglophone countries

08-18-2022 | 13:53:24
PIEX Group strengthens its presence in Anglophone markets in Sub Saharan African through a strategic distribution alliance with Phillips Pharma Group, a leading Distributor in the region.

La République du Congo va vacciner plus de 4 millions de personnes contre la fièvre jaune

08-15-2022 | 11:30:00
La campagne de vaccination de masse à visée préventive va cibler la quasi-totalité de la population âgée de 9 mois à 60 ans, dans 11 départements du Congo avec le soutien de Gavi, l'Alliance du Vaccin, de l’UNICEF, de l’OMS et de leurs partenaires.

[Nigeria] Education and family support vital to stepping exclusive breastfeeding

08-12-2022 | 11:52:23
Educate and Support, seeks to involve governments, communities and individuals who can strengthen the capacity of people that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society.

Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihoods Inititaive commence implementation launch in Rwanda

08-10-2022 | 11:48:32
Africa CDC, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has commenced the in-country implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in the Republic of Rwanda to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination across the country.
 
Features

[Column] Eyong Ebai: Now is the time to transform healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa

08-03-2022 | 11:29:00
That momentum is limiting the headwinds of the Covid pandemic and government financial restraints, global inflation, logistics logjams, and complementing the tailwinds found in the tremendous financial commitments from development agencies.

[Column] Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia: You transform economies with ideas, systems and institutions

07-20-2022 | 10:44:00
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated his conviction in the indispensable role technology plays in the transformation of economies in the 21st Century.

[Forum] How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business operations in Nigeria?

06-06-2022 | 11:30:00
Africa Business Communities has spoken with several founders, CEOs and startups in diverse industries in Nigeria about how the global pandemic has affected their business operations. For some, it was a game changer, for others it had little to no effect.

[Column] Kgomotso Ramoenyane: The pros and cons of implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for SMEs

05-03-2022 | 12:10:09
Several smaller companies followed suit, marking the beginning of a “trial-and-error” period that has highlighted both pros and cons for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and businesses across the board.

[Column] Cheikh Oumar Seydi: Africa’s health security requires strong African regulators

02-23-2022 | 10:28:00
The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons about health security – not the least that, when health resources are scarce, African countries cannot necessarily rely on imports to protect their people.

Five benefits and challenges of health volunteerism in Africa

02-14-2022 | 11:10:00
Africa is a beautiful continent that’s diverse and rich in culture. It’s a good place to volunteer if you want to gain practical experience, do some good, and learn about different cultures.

[Column] Dr Allan Pamba: Partnering for healthcare access in Africa

02-08-2022 | 09:38:00
In healthcare leadership, particularly in the African context, there has been some confusion in terms of where we go from here. Beyond a singular focus on the pandemic, what comes next? It’s time for African voices to be heard.

[Column] Nael Dabbagh: The regional healthcare sector must continue to be resilient to overcome new challenges

01-19-2022 | 15:30:56
The last two years have had a profound impact on economies, education, and healthcare systems around the world. As a result, countries, businesses, and individuals have been forced to adapt.

La COVID-19 est plus mortelle chez les Africains atteints de diabète

11-11-2021 | 21:52:00
La forte augmentation du nombre de cas de diabète en Afrique survient dans un contexte de pandémie de COVID-19 et de faible accès aux vaccins.

[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.