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WHO, Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan

09-22-2020 | 16:07:00
The World Health Organization received a donation of $1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year.

Expert panel endorses protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials

09-21-2020 | 08:03:00
The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19.

Sierra Leone, China and UNICEF unveil newly established Special Care Baby Unit in Kailahun

09-18-2020 | 08:11:00
A newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has been unveiled at Kailahun District Hospital in Sierra Leone.

Facebook partners with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe to increase blood donations in the country

09-17-2020 | 09:14:00
Facebook, in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) announced a new feature to encourage people to donate blood.

AFREXIMBANK, ITFC, ARSO partner to facilitate intra-African trade in pharmaceuticals and medical devices

09-15-2020 | 11:34:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) have partnered with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), to launch a new Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program initiative.

WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DRC and beyond

09-14-2020 | 08:15:45
Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Illumina partners with 54gene to establish Genomics facility in Nigeria

09-11-2020 | 15:06:00
Innovative health organization Illumina, Inc. has collaborated with 54gene, a health technology company whose mission is to advance precision medicine capabilities in Africa through research, advanced molecular diagnostics and clinical programs.

Lower-income countries to leapfrog high-income nations with AI-enabled health technologies, report

09-09-2020 | 09:16:00
Low- and middle-income countries could soon leapfrog high-income countries in their adoption of new AI-enabled technologies in health, suggests a report led by the Novartis Foundation and Microsoft.

USAID announces additional $15m to help fight Ebola in DRC

09-08-2020 | 11:04:00
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in DRC.

IFC, IMG partner to support access to healthcare in Uganda

09-07-2020 | 17:04:00
IFC announced a loan to International Medical Group (IMG) to strengthen services at the healthcare provider’s Ugandan hospital and clinics, allowing them to continue to deliver quality medical care.

Mary Beth Powers joins CMMB as President and CEO

09-07-2020 | 16:37:00
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), announced the appointment of Mary Beth Powers as President and CEO.

Africa CDC launches web-based tool to better manage public health emergency workforce deployments

09-04-2020 | 08:17:20
Africa CDC, in partnership with IHR Strengthening Project of Public Health England, launched a web-based tool, AVoHC Net, to facilitate rapid deployment and better administration of a standby workforce for public health emergencies across Africa.

Novartis, AMSP collaborate to facilitate supply of COVID-19 related medicines

09-04-2020 | 08:04:00
Novartis and the African Union (AU) through the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) have announced a new collaboration to facilitate the supply of medicines from the Novartis Pandemic Response Portfolio to the AU member states.

UAP Old Mutual, Gertrude’s Hospital partner for enhanced children's medical cover

09-03-2020 | 09:10:00
UAP Old Mutual General Business and Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital have partnered to provide a comprehensive medical cover for children, ranging from birth to 21 years old of age.

Digital Horizon invests in Nigerian health startup Healthlane

09-02-2020 | 09:47:00
Digital Horizon venture fund has invested in Y Combinator alumnus Healthlane, the startup focusing on modern, online consultations for local and remote patients, alongside traditional face-to-face public health services across Africa.