Africa Health

Gavi launches INFUSE 2.0 to scale up innovations in immunization

01-20-2023 | 08:04:00
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has announced the launch of INFUSE 2.0, an innovation scaling hub to accelerate immunisation systems upgrades for the world's most in-need countries.

Uganda declares end of Ebola disease outbreak

01-13-2023 | 12:42:00
Uganda has declared the end of the Ebola disease outbreak caused by Sudan ebolavirus, less than four months after the first case was confirmed in the country’s central Mubende district on 20 September 2022.

African Development Bank unveils the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation

12-23-2022 | 06:42:41
The African Development Bank Group has formally introduced its new initiative that will join hands with the African Union to boost Africa's capacity to produce drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics all along the value chain, to help build its pharmaceutical sector.

USTDA launched coalition for healthcare infrastructure in Africa

12-21-2022 | 13:20:53
U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced the launch of its Coalition for Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa, a collaboration with U.S. industry to advance Africa’s healthcare infrastructure priorities in partnership with Africa’s public and private sectors.

Standard Bank and GE Healthcare invest $80 million to boost healthcare services in Africa

12-16-2022 | 06:00:00
Through a strong focus on delivering radiology, diagnostic imaging, and nuclear medicine delivering oncology solutions, the goal of the collaboration is to enhance the well-being of communities and potentially save lives.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches public healthcare services solution in Northern Cape province

11-30-2022 | 06:56:18
Vodacom has launched a cutting-edge patient engagement solution which includes a computer-aided emergency services dispatch system, a first for South Africa’s public healthcare sector.

Gavi published the plan of action to support the development of sustainable vaccine manufacturing in Africa

11-23-2022 | 10:19:59
Developed in technical consultation with African Union Commission (AUC), Africa CDC, G7 and a range of partners, plan aims to outline ways in which Gavi and other stakeholders could help realize the AU’s 2040 vision

USTDA, Zipline partner to expand West African healthcare access through drone technology

11-22-2022 | 13:40:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced it has awarded a grant to Fly Zipline Ghana, for a feasibility study to expand healthcare access in Ghana and Nigeria using unmanned aerial vehicles.

AfDB invests over $6 million to develop the pharmaceutical sector in Southern and Eastern Africa

11-15-2022 | 06:31:19
The project, which will be implemented over three years (2023-2025), is institutional support to develop the region’s pharmaceutical industry.

SystemOne launches medical diagnostic network in Tanzania to reduce treatment time

11-04-2022 | 07:27:11
The project will be executed in collaboration with PATH, and funded by The Stop TB Partnership and UNOPS.

Gavi, Moderna update COVAX supply agreement; agree on access to variant-containing vaccines for lower-income countries

10-28-2022 | 08:29:00
Two parties establish framework for lower-income countries to access up to 100 million doses of variant-containing vaccine (VCV) through COVAX.

bioMérieux joins IFC’s Africa Medical Equipment Facility to expand access to laboratory diagnostic equipment across Africa

10-25-2022 | 16:39:00
IFC's Africa Medical Equipment Facility, which helps healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa access medical equipment and supplies, has welcomed laboratory diagnostic equipment provider bioMérieux to its growing roster of world-class partners.

African-centric biobank MyAfroDNA begins operations in Nigeria

10-25-2022 | 16:19:55
MyAfroDNA, a company that provides a solution to the significant lack of African representation in translational and genomics research, has officially begun operations in Southern Nigeria.

Lifestores Healthcare clôt sa pre-série A de 3 millions de dollars menée par Health54

10-25-2022 | 11:05:00
Avec une sursouscription de 50 %, cette levée de fonds marque le premier investissement de Health54, véhicule de capital risque dédié au secteur de la santé du groupe CFAO, dont la division CFAO Healthcare est le plus grand distributeur de produits et services pharmaceutiques en Afrique subsaharienne.

Proparco rejoint DPI en tant qu’actionnaires de la plateforme KELIX bio

10-24-2022 | 10:59:00
Proparco rejoint Development Partners International (« DPI »), un fonds d’investissement de premier plan sur l’Afrique, en tant qu’actionnaires de la plateforme KELIX bio.
 
Features

[Column] Bonisiwe Tshabalala: Five technology priorities for enhancing the African healthcare sector

01-18-2023 | 08:10:29
What actions can African countries, healthcare providers and healthcare organisations take to improve the provision of health services to the continent’s 1.4 billion citizens?

[Startup Interview] James Adebisi, Founder, Oruis Medical, Nigeria

12-23-2022 | 12:23:35
Orius Medical is a Nigerian health startup that provides mental care and support through psychotherapy and mental health education.

[column] Dr. Kevin Muragaijimana MD: A need for Artificial Intelligence-based company in Africa Health sector

12-07-2022 | 14:12:00
Access to quality healthcare in low-income countries is impacted by many various factors. For example: In sub-Saharan Africa, the average number of physicians per 1000 per capita is 0.2 compared to Italy which has 8.0 doctors for a 1000 population this urge African countries to invest in Health Technology industry.

[Interview] Dr. Kevin Muragaijimana MD, Founder & CEO of DoctorAI

11-28-2022 | 13:53:00
DoctorAI is a HealthTech and Artificial Intelligence-based company, officially registered in November 2021, founded by two Rwandans medical doctors ,Dr. Kevin MURAGIJIMANA & Dr. David NDAYISHIMIYE.

[Column] Renan Ozyerli: Equitable access to healthcare should be a bigger priority as the world emerges from COVID-19

11-17-2022 | 09:44:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the world is at “the beginning of the end” of the COVID-19 pandemic with the numbers of deaths and cases slowing considerably.

[Column] Cameron Beveridge: How tech is enhancing life-saving blood transfusion value chain

11-04-2022 | 11:31:26
New technologies are reshaping the blood transfusion value chain to bring greater efficiency, traceability and consistency to this life-saving procedure.

How Rwanda is using Artificial Intelligence to improve healthcare

10-07-2022 | 09:38:59
Drug stock-outs and shortage of medical equipment in health facilities in Rwanda are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to an innovation that is addressing procurement constraints.

[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.