Africa Health

HealthEC partners with Egyptian Health Department on implementation of CareConnect and 3D analytics platform

01-13-2022 | 14:44:00
HealthEC and Egyptian Health Department, provider of human services for the people of Southern Illinois, announced a partnership to implement a population health platform with a patient portal that will serve high-risk patients.

Pfizer and BioNTech sign new global collaboration agreement to develop first mRNA-based shingles vaccine

01-07-2022 | 16:56:37
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced a new research, development and commercialization collaboration to develop a potential first mRNA-based vaccine for the prevention of shingles.

Pfizer and BioNTech receive U.S. FDA authorization of COVID-19 vaccine booster for individuals aged from 12

01-05-2022 | 08:44:00
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include individuals 12 years of age and older.

Xcelerate acquires controlling interest in Tanzania virtual health startup AfiyaSasa Africa

01-04-2022 | 13:00:00
Xcelerate, Inc. has signed a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement to acquire a 51% interest in AfiyaSasa Africa, LLC, ASA, a start-up medical technology and virtual health company.

IFC, Fidson Healthcare partner to develop Nigeria’s pharmaceutical production capacity

12-22-2021 | 14:02:00
To support Africa's goal of strengthening its production of medicines and reducing its rneliance on imports, IFC and Nigeria's Fidson Healthcare have partnered to develop Nigeria's capacity to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

La République démocratique du Congo déclare l’épidémie d’Ebola terminée

12-17-2021 | 08:02:00
Les autorités sanitaires de la République démocratique du Congo ont annoncé que l’épidémie d’Ebola qui a été confirmée dans la province du Nord-Kivu en octobre dernier a été déclarée terminée.

[Nigeria] Health tech company 54gene launches diagnostic arm to boost patient health outcomes

12-15-2021 | 11:27:51
54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has announced the launch of its diagnostic arm; 7RiverLabs.

[Ghana] Zipline receives the 2021 secretary of State’s award

12-10-2021 | 10:11:00
Zipline receives the 2021 U.S. Secretary of State’s award for corporate excellence in Health Security in Ghana.

Zipline to expand to Ivory Coast

12-10-2021 | 09:57:27
Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene, and Universal Health Coverage Partners with Zipline to distribute countrywide, medical supplies by autonomous aircraft using world’s largest automated on demand delivery system.

Omicron se propage, mais le nombre de cas graves reste peu élevé en Afrique du Sud

12-10-2021 | 08:31:00
Le variant Omicron touche de plus en plus de pays en Afrique et le nombre hebdomadaire de cas de COVID-19 augmenté de 93 % sur le continent.

L’UNICEF lance un appel de fonds d’urgence pour 9,4 milliards de dollars en faveur des enfants touchés par la COVID-19

12-08-2021 | 15:22:00
L’UNICEF a lancé un appel de fonds d’urgence pour la somme record de 9,4 milliards afin d’atteindre plus de 327 millions de personnes, dont 177 millions d’enfants, touchées par les crises humanitaires et la pandémie de COVID-19 dans le monde entier.

Pfizer and BioNTech provide update on Omicron Variant

12-08-2021 | 15:02:04
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced results from an initial laboratory study demonstrating that serum antibodies induced by the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant after three doses.

L’eau pour tous en Mauritanie un objectif de développement durable

12-08-2021 | 14:36:00
Le doux murmure de l’eau qui coule dans les sillons du petit jardin de Binetou Essid, est un son jadis rare à El Menzah. Dans ce village du sud de la Mauritanie, pays sahélien au climat particulièrement rude, cultiver des légumes était mission impossible pour Binetou.

L’Afrique réduit le nombre d’infections et de décès dus au VIH

12-08-2021 | 08:23:00
L’Afrique a réalisé des progrès considérables dans la lutte contre le VIH au cours de la dernière décennie, réduisant de 43 % le nombre de nouvelles infections et diminuant de près de moitié le nombre de décès liés au sida.

Amref Health Africa launches campaign to end vaccine injustice in Africa

12-06-2021 | 09:09:24
Dubbed #EndVaccineInjusticeInAfrica , the campaign is calling on world leaders to honour their commitments to low- and middle-income countries to leave no-one behind in the race to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, by mobilizing more vaccines for the continent.

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.

[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.