Africa Health

Cainiao and Ethiopian Airlines to launch air freight service for medicines

12-04-2020 | 07:09:46
Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arms of Alibaba Group Holdings Limited, has announced its partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to launch a special cold chain air freight for the transportation of temperature-controlled medicines from Shenzhen Airport.

[South Africa] KiaraHealth taps SAP cloud solution to streamline operations

12-04-2020 | 07:06:13
Companies wishing to transform their operations through digital technologies often face a hard choice: stay with a legacy system and make the best of a legacy investment, or transition to a new digital platform but risk causing disruptions.

Evercare Group adopts Uptodate Advanced across hospitals in Africa and India

12-03-2020 | 07:04:00
Wolters Kluwer has announced that the Evercare Group, an impact-driven healthcare network in emerging markets, has chosen UpToDate® Advanced to enhance patient care and quality throughout its group.

Lagos State Health Management, First Bank partner to promote access to affordable healthcare in Nigeria

12-01-2020 | 08:52:00
The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has partnered with First Bank of Nigeria to utilise its over 13,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS).

WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria

11-30-2020 | 12:06:21
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Seychelles ratifies the Treaty for establishment of the African Medicines Agency

11-26-2020 | 06:11:10
The Republic of Seychelles became the fourth AU member states to ratify the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) and deposited the instrument of accession to the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union.

African Academy of Sciences, partners launch Africa’s first online Clinical Trial Community

11-25-2020 | 09:53:00
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) together with global partners launched Africa’s First Online Clinical Trial Community (CTC).

Grifols, Egyptian government partner to boost plasma-derived medicines self-sufficiency in the Middle East and Africa

11-25-2020 | 08:02:00
Grifols, one of the world’s leading producers of plasma-derived medicines and the Government of Egypt signed a strategic agreement to further develop the Egyptian plasma-derivatives market and promote its self-sufficiency.

Tony Blair Institute and Oracle Launch Africa vaccine management in the cloud

11-24-2020 | 13:38:00
The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) and Oracle have brought cloud technology to Africa to manage public health programs.

11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

11-20-2020 | 06:39:35
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the government announced after a five-month response supported by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners.

WHO launches assistive technology capacity assessment tool

11-19-2020 | 10:37:00
WHO has developed the assistive technology capacity assessment (ATA-C) tool, a system-level tool to evaluate a country’s capacity to finance, regulate, procure and provide assistive technology.

Ibnsina Pharma acquires 75% stake in Egyptian health and beauty products startup 3elagi

11-18-2020 | 09:14:00
Ibnsina Pharma signed an agreement to acquire 75% stake in Egyptian health and beauty products startup 3elagi Tech, a platform that links pharmacies with patients to order medicines and cosmetics online.

Delmonte Kenya targets 10,000 women with health and empowerment programme

11-18-2020 | 08:00:00
Food processor, Del Monte Kenya Limited (DMKL) has officially launched its Women's Health and Empowerment program with a six-day employee awareness campaign.

DPI, CDC partner to create $750m biopharmaceutical platform to broaden access of vital specialty generic drugs across Africa

11-16-2020 | 13:01:00
Development Partners International (DPI) through its ADP III fund, CDC Group, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have joined forces in a ground-breaking deal to create a major new player in the pan-African pharmaceuticals industry.

USAID provides additional $136.5m in Nigeria under bilateral Development Objective Agreement

11-11-2020 | 11:10:00
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced additional development assistance resources of $136.5 million to continue supporting the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
 
Features

[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.

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.