Africa Health

ABCHEALTH, ECA announce partnership to improve health in Africa

05-13-2021 | 07:08:14
The partnership between the two organizations is premised on the belief that every African has an undeniable right to quality, accessible and affordable healthcare.

BC Platforms partners with Artisan Biomed to advance precision medicine in South Africa

05-12-2021 | 08:34:00
The new partnership provides Artisan with enhanced integration with BCP's world-class genomics platform, which could boost health technology in South Africa and beyond.

Clicks to acquire Pick n Pay retail pharmacy business in South Africa

05-11-2021 | 06:47:14
Health and beauty company Clicks plans to acquire the retail pharmacy business of Pick n Pay, including 25 in-store pharmacies which will be rebranded to Clicks.

The partnership for health cities supports COVID-19 vaccine outreach in 18 cities

05-07-2021 | 06:18:00
As mayors around the world grapple with implementing equitable COVID-19 vaccination programs for their citizens, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced grants to 18 cities in low- and middle-income countries to support their planning for vaccine distribution rollouts.

New non-invasive keloid treatment using Rhenium-188 now available in South Africa

05-06-2021 | 13:14:37
OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies, announced that the new Rhenium-188 treatment for keloids is now available in Gauteng, South Africa.

Hikma, Melinta Therapeutics sign agreement for two novel anti-infectives for the MENA region

05-06-2021 | 05:34:00
Hikma Pharmaceutical and Melinta Therapeutics entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for Vabomere® (meropenem and vaborbactam) and Orbactiv® (oritavancin), two novel anti-infective injectable products, for the MENA region.

WHO launches new platform for knowledge exchange on dementia

05-05-2021 | 07:13:13
A new online platform to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge on dementia is being launched today by World Health Organization (WHO).

Merck foundation partners with ARCS to build fertility care capacity and advocacy in Africa

05-04-2021 | 14:03:48
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA, announced its partnership with Africa Reproductive Care society (ARCS) based in Lagos, Nigeria to build fertility and reproductive tube care capacity, build advocacy to break the stigma of infertility.

Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

05-04-2021 | 06:38:11
May 3, 2021 marked the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu.

[Nigeria] Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre opens doors in Lagos

05-03-2021 | 11:42:00
In support of the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital, the country’s first fully-equipped private oncology centre, GE Healthcare has completed the delivery and installation of advanced radiology and radio pharmacy equipment in Nigeria.

Angola receives $50m European Bank support towards Covid-19 vaccines

05-03-2021 | 10:42:00
Angola will receive $50million from the European Investment Bank to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, the country’s President João Lourenço said on Friday.

Vaccination Demand Observatory launched to strengthen local communication programs

05-03-2021 | 08:23:00
UNICEF, Yale Institute for Global Health, and Public Good Projects team up to create the Vaccination Demand Observatory to equip country teams with tools to counter misinformation and mistrust related to all vaccines.

African Development Fund provides $31.2m to boost nutrition, end child stunting in Ethiopia

04-30-2021 | 07:16:00
The African Development Fund has approved a grant of $31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health.

Ghana unveils 5-year anti-malaria strategy

04-29-2021 | 08:58:00
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has laid out a five-year national strategic plan to help scale up malaria control and prevention in the country.

Novo Nordisk, partners launch affordable insulin project in Kenya

04-27-2021 | 14:08:00
The Kenyan Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with Novo Nordisk and other key partners for the purpose of establishing an implementation framework to launch the Affordability Initiative for diabetes care in Kenya.
 
Features

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

05-06-2021 | 07:17:46
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 | 10:14:00
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 | 07:42:00
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 | 10:28:23
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 | 13:17:03
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 | 06:07:00
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 | 05:44:16
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 | 15:15:00
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 | 06:08:00
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 | 06:38:29
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 | 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.