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Health Platform Esaal Raises $1.7M for Expansion
26-05-2022 | 12:48:00
Esaal, an online health and wellness consultation platform for patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has wrapped a $1.7 million seed funding round.
Première édition d'un forum international des PPP à Brazzaville les 30 et 31 mai prochain
26-05-2022 | 10:50:00
Le Ministère de la Coopération internationale et de la Promotion du Partenariat Public-Privé du Congo organise un Forum dédié à renforcer les investissements étrangers dans le pays du 30 au 31 mai 2022 à Kintélé.
Wifack International Bank et Astree figurent dans le top 10 des plus fortes hausses de revenus en Tunisie
26-05-2022 | 09:22:00
Wifack International Bank et l’assureur Astree figurent dans le top 10 des plus fortes hausses de revenus, tous secteurs d’activité confondus, à fin mars 2022. Sur les trois sous ensemble banque, assurance et services financiers, la meilleure progression de revenus est venue des assureurs.
Digital Afrique Telecom partners with Ever Medical Technologies to modernize African healthcare through tech
23-05-2022 | 16:36:43
This new partnership is actively coming to life with roadshows starting in 4 countries namely Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana. These roadshows will gradually be expanding to the rest of the continent within a year.
Le japonais AAIC Investment a lancé un second fonds dédié aux start-up en Afrique
23-05-2022 | 12:33:00
Dédié aux HealthTech, le nouveau fonds de ''AAIC Investment'' est ouvert aux souscriptions jusqu'à l’atteinte de son objectif de mobiliser 150 millions $.
DFC financing up to $1 billion for Gavi COVID-19 vaccine and ancillary supply purchase and delivery
19-05-2022 | 11:57:00
DFC and Gavi have partnered to create the COVAX Rapid Financing Facility, which will provide up to $1 billion to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine and ancillary supply purchase and delivery on behalf of developing countries participating in the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC).
[Kenya] Healthtech startup Zuri Health raises $1.3-million to expand across Africa
19-05-2022 | 08:44:00
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has raised $1.3-million in funding to expand across Africa. The startup which offers mobile-based healthcare attracted investment from DOB Equity, Launch Africa and Founders Factory Africa.
Orbis International launches virtual Flying Eye Hospital program in Ethiopia
18-05-2022 | 10:09:00
Eye care nonprofit Orbis announced the launch of a virtual Flying Eye Hospital program that will provide tailored training to eye care professionals in Ethiopia on treating glaucoma and cataract.
EBRD partners with Attijari bank Tunisia to support the pharmaceutical sector
18-05-2022 | 08:29:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is facilitating access to finance for Tunisian Laboratoires Teriak, through a risk-sharing facility with Attijari bank Tunisia.
Yiling Pharmaceutical receives medicine approval for Lianhua Qingwen Capsules in Nigeria
17-05-2022 | 11:18:00
Yiling Pharmaceutical, a company that develops, manufactures, and sells Chinese patent medicine, announced it has received the medicine approval document for Lianhua Qingwen Capsules from the NAFDAC, Nigeria.
IFC supports Japanese firm to boost local production of generic drugs in Africa
16-05-2022 | 12:56:12
In a bid to promote local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in nascent markets, IFC and Nippon Chemiphar Co. Ltd., are joining forces to conduct a feasibility study on expanding production and distribution of the company's generic pharmaceutical products.
The African Union launches the Global Dialogue on Drug Demand Reduction
16-05-2022 | 11:35:59
The African Union has launched the Global Dialogue on Drug Demand Reduction between Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean as testimony of collective efforts to resolve concerted action to common problems.
Nigerian healthtech startup 54gene completes initial phase of 100K genome project
10-05-2022 | 12:23:59
54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has through its non-profit initiative, completed its first consortium-led publication on over 100,000 Nigerians.
Frost & Sullivan appoints Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of Middle East, Africa, and South Asia
10-05-2022 | 12:11:40
Frost & Sullivan has appointed Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of its Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) operations, to better serve an increasingly strategic customer segment.
EUR 27 million EIB backing for Cameroon business investment
09-05-2022 | 12:25:53
The European Investment Bank formally agreed to provide EUR 27 million of new long-term financing to support investment by entrepreneurs and businesses across Cameroon and strengthen economic resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Butterfly Network gets $5M to send ultrasound probes to Africa
09-05-2022 | 12:09:00
Point-of-care-ultrasound developer Butterfly Network has received a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give 1,000 handheld ultrasound probes to medical communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hemex Health announces breakthrough measurement capability for Gazelle Diagnostic Device
09-05-2022 | 11:44:00
Hemex Health announced a significant enhancement to their Gazelle™ Hb Variant test, which allows for more precise measurements of Hb F, also known as fetal hemoglobin.
IFC more than doubles issuance of social bonds in FY2020 to over $3bn
09-05-2022 | 10:07:23
IFC released its new Social Bond Impact Report, showing cumulative volume raised from the program more than doubled in FY2020, bringing the total to over $3 billion since the program's founding.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
09-05-2022 | 10:07:15
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
Islamic Development Bank approves $320.6m for development projects in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Indonesia
09-05-2022 | 10:07:12
The Islamic Development Bank approved $320.56 million in financing to new development projects in water and sanitation, health, roads and women empowerment in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Indonesia.
World Bank appoints Keith Hansen as New Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda
09-05-2022 | 10:06:53
The World Bank has appointed Mr. Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020.
World Bank provides $75m to mitigate COVID-19 impacts, support recovery in Madagascar
09-05-2022 | 10:06:52
The World Bank approved $75 million development policy operation for Madagascar to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
EIB releases €100m in emergency funding to help Morocco combat COVID-19
09-05-2022 | 10:06:40
The Moroccan Minister of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform and the Vice-President of the EIB announced the release of €100 million to finance the Kingdom of Morocco’s most urgent requirements as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
DFC announces initiatives to expand U.S. investment and development in Morocco
09-05-2022 | 10:06:13
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer and Prosper Africa Executive Chairman Adam Boehler announced a series of efforts to expand U.S. investment in Morocco.
World Bank approves $150m to support human capital development program in Rwanda
09-05-2022 | 10:06:09
The World Bank approved $150 million in IDA financing for a program of policy and institutional reforms intended to accelerate human capital development for inclusive economic growth in Rwanda.
Kenya, Czech Republic pledge to enhance bilateral ties in the health sector
06-05-2022 | 15:49:00
Kenya and the Czech Republic have pledged to enhance their bilateral relations in an effort to improve health outcomes in the two countries. The collaboration will include workforce exchange, capacity building as well as medical speciality training.
2nd annual international conference on Public Health in Africa to be heard in Rwanda
06-05-2022 | 08:35:28
It is with great excitement that the Africa CDC announces its second Annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2022), which will take place from 13-15 December 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
[Kenya] E-health startup Zuri Health launches Whatsapp Chatbot
05-05-2022 | 10:43:00
Known as Vera, Zuri says the new chatbot will help to connect patients to healthcare services in Kenya, where 97% of all internet users are using WhatsApp as of 2021.
[Kenya] Power and Turaco partner to provide affordable insurance for gig workers across Africa
05-05-2022 | 07:06:00
Fintech startup Power Financial Wellness has joined forces with insurtech firm Turaco to offer affordable health insurance products to its customers.
Juniper Biologics signs exclusive license agreement with Helsinn for infigratinib for the emerging markets
04-05-2022 | 12:42:58
Juniper Biologics Pte Ltd, announced the signing of an exclusive license agreement to develop and commercialise infigratinib (INN) in the Middle East and Africa for the treatment of adults.
[Column] Kgomotso Ramoenyane: The pros and cons of implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for SMEs
03-05-2022 | 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.
IFC, Proparco, DEG and DFC to support COVID-19 vaccine and pharma manufacturing in Africa
01-05-2022 | 21:33:00
To strengthen Africa's vaccine and pharmaceutical development and to accelerate the continent's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC, Proparco, DEG and DFC announced a partnership to support vaccine manufacturing in Africa. 
mPharma partners with TytoCare to introduce comprehensive telehealth to African pharmacies
22-04-2022 | 12:02:00
TytoCare announced its partnership with mPharma, a technology-driven healthcare company, to introduce comprehensive telehealth to African pharmacies.
Le Barcelonais PNHG décroche le contrat de construction du complexe hôtelier de l’Hôpital St Pérégrin
21-04-2022 | 12:11:00
Espagnol PNHG vient de décrocher un contrat pour construire deux hôtels 3 et 4 étoiles sur le site de 12 000 m2, jouxtant le complexe hospitalier situé à Agoè.
World leaders commit US$ 4.8 billion to help Break COVID Now.
14-04-2022 | 10:06:24
The 2022 Break COVID Now Summit, co-hosted by Gavi successfully secured US$ 4.8 billion for the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), the mechanism which supports equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for lower-income countries.
La Fondation MTN apporte sa contribution à la lutte contre le choléra au Cameroun
11-04-2022 | 11:06:51
Les médicaments ainsi offerts sont destinés aux équipes de secours de tous les districts de santé sous la tutelle de la Délégation régionale.
Getinge partners with IFC to bolster supplies of life-saving equipment across Africa
08-04-2022 | 11:19:00
Getinge, the manufacturer of medical and life sciences equipment, has joined IFC's Africa Medical Equipment Facility, an initiative designed to help healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa have better access to life-saving equipment and supplies.
[South Africa] BroadReach endorses Global Health Data Governance Principles to enhance UHC
08-04-2022 | 10:12:00
Global health technology group, BroadReach, announced its endorsement of the equity and human-rights based Health Data Governance Principles, a critical step in the journey towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.
IIIÈME Assemblée générale de l’alliance Sahel
07-04-2022 | 14:15:00
Alliance Sahel: lors de leur 3ème Assemblée Générale, les membres renforcent et adaptent leurs engagements en faveur des populations sahéliennes.
[Côte d'Ivoire] Infrastructures sanitaires et lutte contre la vie ehere
07-04-2022 | 12:51:00
Le Premier Ministre, Patrick Achi, a procédé le mercredi 06 avril 2022, à l’inauguration du nouvel hôpital général de Méagui d’un coût global de 24,6 milliards de FCFA et bâti sur 5,1 hectares pour une capacité d’accueil de 100 lits.
Medicines360, PSI and SFH launch Avibela hormonal IUD in Nigeria
06-04-2022 | 09:36:00
Medicines360, Population Services International (PSI), and Society for Family Health (SFH) announced the launch of Avibela (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg in Nigeria.
Un don important d'antibiotiques rapproche les pays africains de la victoire sur le pian
04-04-2022 | 13:59:24
La société pharmaceutique brésilienne EMS met à la disposition de trois pays du bassin du Congo, Cameroun, République Centrafricaine et République du Congo 6 millions de comprimés de l'azithromycine, antibiotique oral.
Egypt’s and Nigeria’s medical products regulatory agencies had reached maturity level 3
04-04-2022 | 12:32:49
Egypt and Nigeria medicines regulators achieve high maturity level in WHO classification and WHO launches list of regulatory authorities that meet international standards.
Healthtech startup Altibbi raises $44m to scale growth across the MENA region
29-03-2022 | 12:03:00
Middle East’s AI-based digital health platform Altibbi, has raised $44 million in Series B fund funding led by Foundation Holdings, Hikma Ventures and existing investors Global Ventures and DASH Ventures.
WASPITO announces its expansion in Ivory Coast
28-03-2022 | 15:43:00
Cameroonian startup Waspito raises FCFA 1.7 billion and announces its expansion in Ivory Coast
WASPITO annonce son expension en Côte d’Ivoire
28-03-2022 | 15:31:00
La startup camerounaise Waspito lève 1,7 milliard de FCFA et annonce son expansion en Côte d’Ivoire
Un accord de BAD ET CEDEAO pour financer le development de l'industrie Pharmaceutique Regionale
28-03-2022 | 08:46:00
La Banque africaine de développement et la CEDEAO signent un protocole d’accord de 3,56 millions de dollars pour développer l’industrie pharmaceutique en Afrique de l’Ouest
Philips expands its cybersecurity services portfolio for healthcare providers
25-03-2022 | 10:25:00
Royal Philips, a global player in health technology, has announced the expansion of its medical device cybersecurity services portfolio at HIMSS22.
UNICEF signs supply agreement with Pfizer for oral COVID-19 treatment in Africa
23-03-2022 | 10:36:10
UNICEF has signed a supply agreement with Pfizer for the procurement of up to 4 million treatment courses of the new oral antiviral medicine nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in 2022.
RECOVERY Trial launches in Ghana
21-03-2022 | 08:51:27
The world’s largest clinical trial investigating treatments for COVID-19 RECOVERY Tria has now launched in Ghana.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards directed to withdraw quality mark on energy drinks
17-03-2022 | 09:49:00
The Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has directed Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to withdraw their distinctive marks on all the energy drinks which have violated standards.
[Kenya] Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training launches at KUTRRH
17-03-2022 | 09:37:17
The ongoing reforms within the Kenyan health sector received a boost following the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital.
[South Africa] Audere and Medical Diagnostech bring home-grown COVID-19 Antigen test to market with digital companion app
14-03-2022 | 13:58:55
The partnership will pair Medical Diagnostech’s MD SARS-nCoV-2 Antigen Device1, the first test manufactured in Africa to receive South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approval late last year, with Audere’s HealthPulse digital companion app.
Goodlife Pharmacies raises $12m to increase access to quality medicines and healthcare services in East Africa
11-03-2022 | 09:14:00
Healthcare and retail pharmacy chain, Goodlife Pharmacies, raised $12 million in debt financing from Proparco, the French Development Finance Institution, to increase access to quality medicines and healthcare services in East Africa.
Pan-African biopharmaceutical platform KELIX bio to acquire Morocco-based Pharmaceutical Institute
10-03-2022 | 13:05:00
The acquisition, which will be financed through up to a $200 million second round of funding into KELIX bio led by DPI and CDC/BII, is subject to regulatory approvals in Morocco. It is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.
[Column] Hardeep Sound: Three East Africa economic sectors ripe for tech innovation
10-03-2022 | 09:49:08
Countries across East Africa are breathing a sigh of relief as pandemic-related challenges finally ease and the prospect of some form of normalcy emerges.
Moderna to set up a $500 million vaccine manufacturing plant in Kenya
08-03-2022 | 10:51:17
Moderna is building this state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year.
[South Africa] Health Department, Vodacom unveil multimillion-rand cold-chain equipment to boost vaccine storage and delivery
07-03-2022 | 10:41:30
The Department of Health and Vodacom Group are pleased to announce that multimillion rand new cold chain equipment, that is expected to boost Covid-19 vaccine storage and distribution, is currently being distributed around the country.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: A call for exports diversification for higher market gains
04-03-2022 | 11:28:00
Agriculturists and entrepreneurs are working harder than ever to address food sufficiency, but energy rests firmly on the government’s shoulders.
Apollon Formularies establishes Joint Venture with Tri-Medi Canna, South Africa
03-03-2022 | 09:53:00
Apollon Formularies, a UK based international pharmaceutical company, announced it has signed a Joint Venture agreement with Tri-Medi Canna, a South African based medical cannabis company, to establish a jointly-owned incorporated company.
Biovac and Development Partners collaborate to advance long-term health security across Africa
01-03-2022 | 15:00:00
To support South Africa and the African continent increase vaccine manufacturing capacity and reduce reliance on imports, a consortium of nine development and finance institutions have announced a partnership with Biovac in South Africa to support Biovac's vaccine manufacturing expansion.
African Development Bank approves health infrastructure strategy for Africa
01-03-2022 | 07:46:00
The African Development Bank has approved its Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa 2022-2030, a historic first for the Bank.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Investing in women-led businesses to deepen integration
25-02-2022 | 11:48:39
East African member states, private sector players and development partners have stepped up their investment in women-led businesses and SMEs in a move likely to impact cross-border trade and boost integration in the region.
Six African countries to receive initial transfer of mRNA vaccine technology
25-02-2022 | 09:22:00
Six African countries – Egypt, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia and Nigeria – have emerged as the first African recipients of mRNA technology under the global mRNA technology transfer hub initiative.
GE Healthcare partners with Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod to simplify access to medical records in Africa
25-02-2022 | 09:16:00
GE Healthcare and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a collaboration that seeks to transform care delivery through improved access to personal health data in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Partenariat entre l’AFD et Afreximbank dans la lutte contre les effets de la COVID-19
24-02-2022 | 16:00:00
Dans le cadre du Sommet UE-UA qui se tient à Bruxelles, Rémy Rioux, Directeur général de l’AFD, et Benedict Oramah, Président d’Afreximbank, scellent un partenariat stratégique entre l’AFD et Afreximbank.
Agence Française de Développement and Afreximbank partner to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
24-02-2022 | 15:52:00
As part of the EU-AU Summit held in Brussels, Director General of AFD, and Professor Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank, sealed a strategic partnership between AFD and Afreximbank.
World Bank launches new Country Partnership Framework for Ghana
24-02-2022 | 09:45:00
The World Bank has launched a new five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Ghana for 2022 - 2026. The CPF prioritizes investments in human capital, job creation, economic diversification and building a resilient health system.
[Column] Cheikh Oumar Seydi: Africa’s health security requires strong African regulators
23-02-2022 | 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.
African presidents launch Global Fund's $18b campaign to restore progress against AIDS, TB and Malaria
23-02-2022 | 10:16:00
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and presidents of five African countries launched the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment campaign to restore progress against AIDS, TB and Malaria.
KARL STORZ joins IFC medical equipment facility to improve healthcare services in Africa
23-02-2022 | 07:28:19
Leading endoscope manufacturer KARL STORZ became the newest company to join IFC's Africa Medical Equipment Facility, IFC announced today, helping Africa's healthcare providers to further strengthen their services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Ghana] AGRA and Kofi Annan Foundation roll out initiative to tackle malnutrition
22-02-2022 | 11:13:00
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Kofi Annan Foundation say an initiative aimed at increasing the consumption of highly nutritious sweet potato varieties will help deal with malnutrition in Ghana.
[Kenya] Health-tech platform M-Tiba partners with Private Hospitals to expand loans to healthcare providers
21-02-2022 | 05:49:00
Health financing technology platform M-TIBA has partnered with the Kenya Association of Private Hospitals (KAPH) in a bid to expand their healthcare financing capabilities.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Financial institutions bank on tech to bolster offerings
18-02-2022 | 14:42:31
East Africa financial institutions are betting on tech to boost their offerings, grow their customers’ portfolio and stay afloat in a competitive market.
Affirma Capital, StonePine invest $20m for a minority stake in Egypt's manufacturer Nerhadou
18-02-2022 | 12:30:00
Affirma Capital and StonePine StonePine have jointly agreed to invest $20 million for a minority stake in Nerhadou, one of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical players and a pioneer oral dispersible film (ODF) manufacturer in Egypt.
Zipline and Kisumu County Seal Partnership
18-02-2022 | 11:01:00
Zipline and Kisumu County, a Member of the Lake Region Economic Bloc, Seal Partnership to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage Across the County.
WHO receives € 500m from the EIB to support health systems in Africa
18-02-2022 | 10:44:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed a new EIB commitment to support impact investing, in the context of a new tripartite initiative established to support countries across Africa to close the health funding gap.
La Fondation Sonatel offre au Sénégal son 1er Centre de Gériatrie de référence hors de Dakar
17-02-2022 | 21:29:00
La Fondation Sonatel vient d’offrir un centre de gériatrie flambant neuf à la Région de Thiès.
Aga Khan hospitals receive €2.3m grant from Proparco to boost healthcare access in East Africa
16-02-2022 | 14:16:00
The Aga Khan hospitals in East Africa have received €2.3 million grant from Proparco to increase access to healthcare services by boosting oxygen supply and supporting needy patients with quality care.
African medicines regulators receive more than €100m boost from Team Europe and Gates Foundation
16-02-2022 | 13:33:00
In a strong endorsement of the work of the AUDA-NEPAD to strengthen medicines regulators and improve health security in Africa, the EU and the Gates Foundation will mobilize more than €100 million to support the African Medicines Agency.
BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to promote scalable vaccine production in Africa
16-02-2022 | 12:10:00
BioNTech has taken a next step to improve vaccine supply in Africa by introducing its approach to establishing scalable vaccine production by developing and delivering turnkey mRNA manufacturing facilities based on a container solution.
IFC s’associe à la FMIIP pour renforcer la compétitivité du secteur
15-02-2022 | 21:41:00
IFC s'associe à la Fédération Marocaine de l'Industrie et de l'Innovation Pharmaceutiques (FMIIP) en vue d'améliorer l'efficacité et la productivité du secteur et contribuer à atténuer le changement climatique en réduisant la consommation en eau et en énergie.
IFC partners with Moroccan Pharmaceutical Federation to increase productivity
15-02-2022 | 21:34:00
IFC is joining forces with the Moroccan Federation of Pharmaceuticals Industry and Innovation (FMIIP) to help enhance the sector's efficiency and productivity and mitigate climate change by reducing water and energy waste.
[Nigeria] Remedial Health raises $1 million pre-seed funding to digitize African pharmacies
14-02-2022 | 11:45:00
Healthtech startup Remedial Health has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding to digitize neighbourhood pharmacies across Africa starting with Nigeria.
Five benefits and challenges of health volunteerism in Africa
14-02-2022 | 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.
Nigerian pharmaceutical technology provider Medsaf announces new appointments to strengthen its management team
09-02-2022 | 15:05:52
Medsaf, Africa’s premier pharmaceutical technology provider of genuine and authentic medications, announced the strengthening of its management team with three new appointments of Joao Pinheiro, Obinna Ajeroh and Kenny Oriola.
[Column] Dr Allan Pamba: Partnering for healthcare access in Africa
08-02-2022 | 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.
Siemens South Africa partners with Aspen to enhance vaccine production for Africa
07-02-2022 | 15:26:00
In a joint project, Siemens South Africa and Aspen have entered into an agreement to enable the use of digital technologies to enhance the efficiency of COVID vaccine production on the African continent, through Aspen’s manufacturing facility.
Nigerian healthtech startup Reliance Health raises $40m Series B funding to accelerate growth
07-02-2022 | 14:33:00
Reliance Health, an emerging markets-focused digital healthcare provider, announced the completion of a $40 million Series B funding round led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity investor, with participation from Partech.
IAEA and AU strengthen cooperation on nuclear applications for development in Africa
07-02-2022 | 11:00:00
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the 55-nation African Union (AU) agreed to renew and deepen their cooperation on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology to help address climate change, disease detection and treatment, food security and other development challenges in Africa.
Artificial Intelligence in healthcare market to reach $208.2 billion by 2030, report
04-02-2022 | 09:53:34
Supportive government initiatives, a growing number of investments from private investors and venture capitalists, and the emergence of AI-specialized startups across the globe are driving the market growth.
Advanced Human Imaging signs agreement with South Africa's Vertica Health to support health risk assessment
03-02-2022 | 12:22:00
Smartphone-based human scanning technology company Advanced Human Imaging, announced the signing of a binding term sheet with Vertica Health, a South Africa-based remote monitoring provider.
Study estimates prevalence of undiagnosed HIV in children in sub-Saharan Africa
03-02-2022 | 11:57:11
Over the past two decades, important progress has been made in implementing services to prevent mother-to-child (vertical) transmission of HIV and to access and uptake of HIV testing for infants and children in countries with a high HIV burden.
Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod raises $2 million in seed funding to scale across Africa
03-02-2022 | 11:23:47
Afya Rekod has seen interest from various health parties in Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States increase significantly since its launch in April 2020.
Debiopharm, Aspen partner to launch prostate cancer drug in South Africa
02-02-2022 | 09:31:00
Debiopharm, a Swiss biopharmaceutical company and Aspen, a South African headquartered multinational pharmaceutical company announced a partnership to launch Trelstar (Triptorelin) in South Africa, for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Africa Mercy returns to Senegal to resume surgical operations and training
02-02-2022 | 09:06:12
The Africa Mercy has returned to Dakar, Senegal, to continue the surgical operations and training that were interrupted in March 2020 by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship's presence is expected to last until November 2022.
Nigeria’s Bayelsa State and Zipline partner to expand medical access using unmanned aerial vehicles
01-02-2022 | 11:17:00
The Government of Bayelsa State, Nigeria and Zipline, the global player in instant logistics, announced a partnership aimed at leveraging Zipline’s drone technology to deliver essential medicines, blood and other medical commodities.
USTDA awards grant to SAHPRA to enhance healthcare access in South Africa
31-01-2022 | 11:26:24
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for technical assistance and training to help streamline and strengthen regulatory processes for critical healthcare products.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: 5G becomes national security policy, industries seek sustainability in technology
27-01-2022 | 13:04:00
The one thing the current global pandemic has unilaterally effected in all nations is a rearrangement of priorities, both for people and for governments. Survival elements – food and healthcare – have taken lead position.
Parsyl partners with Africa CDC to distribute 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine monitoring devices
26-01-2022 | 09:50:00
Parsyl has announced that it will partner with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to make available 10,000 vaccine monitoring devices to African Union member states in support of Covid-19 vaccine distribution on the continent.