The World Bank has approved an additional financing of $24.74 million International Development Association (IDA) credit and $5.26 million IDA grant to increase access to piped water supply services in Monrovia.
Healthtech company MDaaS Global, which is building a network of tech-enabled diagnostic facilities in Nigeria, has closed on seed funding totaling US$1 million.
The Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust has prioritized the upliftment of paediatric facilities and services for trauma and burns patients at Ngwelezana Hospital, where the wards were seriously dilapidated and under-resourced.
MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program to provide $120,00 to six East African startup entrepreneurs
Six East African startup entrepreneurs from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will receive $20,00 each from MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has approved more than US$580 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe, including Africa.
General Electric (GE) Healthcare has kicked-off a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, to drive conversations around innovative sustainable healthcare solutions.
An innovative cataract project funded through a development impact bond has celebrated a monumental first year, screening more than 50,000 patients and completing more than 2,300 cataract surgeries in Cameroon.
Gavi, NEC, and Simprints to deploy child fingerprint identification solution to boost immunization Africa
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, NEC Corporation, and Simprints Technology Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding on the use of biometrics to improve immunization coverage in developing countries.
Sanlam reported a satisfactory operational performance in the four months to 30 April 2019, despite persisting headwinds in South Africa.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization has signed an agreement with the West African Health Organization to support the development of the pharmaceutical industry in the ECOWAS region.
In 2018, Sanlam paid out R3,9b in claims, with R3,2b being for life cover, R329m for income cover and R323,5m for trauma and injury.
The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) have showcased how they intend to save more lives using drone technology
Vodacom has announced that it's Mum & Baby service subscription recently grew to 1.4 million, giving more parents in South Africa access to reliable health information during pregnancy.
Bahrain Prime Minister bestowed with World Leader in Health honour for championing global healthcare
The World Health Organization has recognized Bahrain Prime Minister with a global Health Leaders honour for his outstanding political leadership in advancing global healthcare.
GE Healthcare and Medhold have announced the launch of CARESCAPE ONE in South Africa.
Merck Foundation, together with The First Lady of Liberia, H.E. Clar Weah, and Ministry of Health will launch new programs to build equitable healthcare capacity and break the infertility stigma in the country.
The Kenya School of Government (KSG) and Amref Health Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the health care workforce.
The Nigerian former Minister of State for Health, Muhammad Ali Pate, has received two appointments from the World Bank Group and the public health graduate school of Harvard University: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
Nigerian e-health start-up iDHS HealthWise is looking to expand operations across Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa as it seeks to increase access to various healthcare service
Mastercard today announced that it will collaborate with Samsung to explore and deliver a better way for people to conveniently and securely verify their digital identity on the mobile devices they use every day.
Boehringer Ingelheim and PharmAccess launch a new mobile support program for hypertension and diabetes in Kenya
Boehringer Ingelheim and PharmAccess have launched a mobile technology-enabled program to drive healthcare awareness in Kenya.
UNICEF and Safaricom have launched the Internet of Good Things in Kenya – a set of information and resources which promotes living better and healthier.
Global healthcare company Freedom Leaf has announced a significant new order in the emerging South Africa CBD market.
Kenya’s leading e-healthcare platform MYDAWA, has secured a $3M investment from Africa HealthCare Master Fund. This is the first round of external funding the company has received since its inception in 2017.
Cowtribe, an animal health solutions provider in Africa, is leveraging mobile technology to provide livestock farmers with reliable access to veterinary services using their smartphones.
[Kenya] Sanofi partners with CheckUps Medical Center to launch a new digital diabetes patient support program
Sanofi Kenya has partnered with CheckUps Medical Center, a multidisciplinary rapid outpatient centre to launch the first Digital Diabetes Patient Support Program (PSP) in Nairobi.
The Agency for Universal Health Coverage in Senegal has unveiled a digital platform, the first of its kind in the continent that seeks to digitize payments across the medical value chain while boosting reach.
Kamari, a project building an ecosystem of mobile gaming has partnered with Kinect, a blockchain-based health technology platform to fund HIV testing programmes across Africa.
IFC has signed an advisory services agreement with Hallelujah General Hospital to promote improvements in patient safety and quality assurance in Ethiopia.
The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have announced support for the expansion of a medical drone network into Ghana.
Xinova, a global market network of innovators has announced a project to identify breakthrough approaches to improve the timeliness, quality and visibility of data for the malaria supply chain in Northern Nigeria.
GlobalMed has been selected by the government of Zimbabwe for a United Nations-funded project to provide telemedicine services and equipment at 16 clinics.
Liquid Telecom Kenya connects Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa to its outreach centers using high-speed fibre network
Liquid Telecom Kenya has connected Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa Kenya to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to the community.
The South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN), together with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), recently released its first population dataset.
Sanlam has launched Sanlam Now Cover, a digital platform which enables intermediaries to complete a client’s application for death and disability cover in a single visit, in just 15 minutes.
Malawi has become the latest country to launch a health situation room, a software platform designed to help the government make informed decisions about policies and programmes related to health, including HIV.
GE Healthcare and Medical Credit Fund (MCF)-part have entered into a partnership to enable small and medium private healthcare providers to access loans for the purchase of GE Healthcare manufactured medical equipment.
Medscheme, one of South Africa's largest providers of administrative and health risk management solutions for the healthcare sector, has created a modern decision platform for its Medical Aid Administration business.
Kemi Ayinde is co-founder and CEO of Heathpoint, a company making healthcare, through the use of technology, widely accessible and affordable in Nigeria.
The Amhara Regional Government, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia and the General Electric (GE) Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada have launched of the Amhara Region Oxygen Centre.
Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has pledged its support to the Zimbabwean government to help boost the country's healthcare sector.
Africa Healthcare Network has over the years worked to change the landscape of renal care and education in Sub-Saharan Africa through the provision of dialysis services, education of clinicians and patients.
Only about a quarter of Ghanaian workers in the formal sector have access to suitable benefits.
Amazon’s recent entry into the pharmaceutical market, following its acquisition of PillPack – an online US pharmacy – has got local experts re-evaluating the role of internet pharmacies in SA.
Specialty and branded multinational pharmaceutical company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings (share code: APN) shares become available for trade on A2X Markets today.
AfDB has approved a €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Francophone West Africa.
The KNCCI in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia organized the 1st Kenya-Tunisia Business Forum with the aim of creating long-term economic relations between Tunisia and Kenya.
The European Investment Bank, the long-term lending institution of the European Union, and Bank of Kigali have agreed their largest ever cooperation to support new business investment across Rwanda.
Specialty and branded multinational pharmaceutical company, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and will list on 1 April 2019.
[South Africa] Sanlam remains resilient amid challenging operating environment, Sanlam annual results
Sanlam’s 2018 annual results provides testimony to its resilience amid challenging operating conditions and negative investment markets as it announced its operational results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018.
International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana.
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.
Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth and UNECA launch Africa Business Coalition for Health to tackle continent’s challenges
An ambitious platform designed to bring together business leaders in Africa to collaborate with heads of government and other stakeholders to tackle basic health challenges in Africa has been launched.
Synergy Wound Technology and Trade Africa Healthcare partner to offer mobile cloud solution in South Africa
Technology-driven product development company Synergy Wound Technology has announced an agreement with Trade Africa Healthcare focused on affordable and innovative healthcare solutions for Africa.
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Learning Organisation, a Ghana based Consulting firm.
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
Sanofi, and a major player in innovation in Africa, has launching three challenges for African startups to find innovative solutions to improve access to healthcare and transform the health ecosystem throughout the continent.
The Ministry of Health and Human services of the Federal Government of Somalia has launched the Somali National Micronutrient Survey together with UNICEF.
Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute of Egypt to provide Masters Degree in Medical Oncology for African doctors
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany partners with Egypt’s National Cancer Institute to provide Master Degree in Medical Oncology for African doctors.
Villgro Kenya has invested $80,000 each in Maisha Meds and Turaco, two companies working to improve health access for low-income Kenyans.
By deliberately centering Manufacturing in the Big 4 Agenda, Kenya made an expedient decision to steer itself back on the fast track towards realizing Vision 2030.
Apto Global, the world's first global adaptation skills platform, has announced a strategic partnership with MenaCare, a full-service business consulting firm focused on the transformation of healthcare delivery.
Sanitary products vending startup YZ-ME International has won a 1 million shillings capital injection from Sinapis Organisation. The startup won the capital during the Sinapis business pitching competition held in Nairobi this month.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a US$12 million public sector loan agreement with Malawi for a project aimed at improving health and living standards for circa 125,000 people.
IFC is investing $1 million in Vezeeta, an Egyptian technology company that operates an online platform that allows patients to quickly find doctors.
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.
Boehringer Ingelheim has launched the ‘LastMile’ initiative, an integrated, solutions-driven programme that seeks to address crucial animal health challenges.
TC4A launches its East Africa business in Kenya to boost universal healthcare coverage through digital innovation
Social impact company Tech Care for All (TC4A), has announced the launch of its East Africa business, to be headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
South Africa Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry has received the assurance of the Tunisian business people that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council.
Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the government of Spain have restated their commitment to greater collaboration in order to build the capacities of citizens in the region.
Frost & Sullivan has co-organized with Moroccan Pharmaceutical Industry Association, AMIP, to host its very first Healthcare Meeting.
South Africa’s National Radiology Services has launched the new Senographe Pristina mammography system, designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients.
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
A new access to medicine index has noted increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa.
[Kenya] E-health platform MYDAWA partners with Kenya Pharmaceutical Association to advocate for better health care solutions.
Kenya’s e-health platform and online retail pharmacy; MYDAWA and Kenya Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) have announced a new partnership to advocate for access to quality health commodities for Kenyans.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
According to the latest African Development Bank (AfDB) Country Result Brief, Mozambique has made significant strides despite an economic slump over the past two years.
[Kenya] GE Healthcare collaborates with Beyond Zero Initiative to better primary healthcare services
GE Healthcare and Beyond Zero Initiative are teaming up to improve access to quality and affordable primary healthcare services in Kisumu County.
The United Nations WFP has received US$5m from the Government of Japan to enable scale-up a programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
As the African Development Bank (AfDB) joined the international community to observe World Toilet Day, it is putting considerable financial muscle into the global effort to improve toilets and sanitation.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of AfDB, has approved resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme.
BlueCloud by HealthCarePoint has established BlueCloud Africa to work with local organizations to improve the healthcare and clinical research ecosystem.
Representatives and experts of UN bodies, ECCAS General Secretariat and CEMAC Commission are set to meet in Gabon this month to re calibrate their efforts at delivering support for the sustainable development in Central Africa.
Despite spirited efforts to provide affordable education to all in Zambia, more than 80,000 children of school going age are out of school.
Health Ministry, Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance Of Kenya and Safaricom partner for NCD Information Platform
Kenyans can now access information on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) directly from their mobile phones. This follows the launch of an SMS and USSD service called Fafanuka which is Swahili for ‘to be enlightened’.
Johnson & Johnson has launched the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0, a continent-wide competition calling on African innovators to submit ideas for innovative technologies, products and solutions that have the potential to create positive impact for African communities.
GE Healthcare has conducted a series of educational sessions in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania targeting radiologists and radiographers. The educational sessions, which were attended by more than 100 healthcare practitioners, introduced participants to the latest techniques and technologies on medical imaging.
Ecobank Academy, a corporate university of independent pan-African banking group in collaboration with Ecobank Foundation, has launched an innovative development programme aimed at improving Africa’s health systems.
Amref Health Africa and UNICEF held a parallel session on strengthening community platforms for Primary Health Care (PHC), during the 2nd International Conference on Maternal, New-born and Child Health in Africa, convened by the African Union Commission.
Food and drink company Nestlé has partnered with early education social enterprise Tembo Education to deliver customized, nutrition-based curriculums to families across Kenya, through SMS and WhatsApp messages.
One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers has challenged Africans and development experts to rethink development financing to reach the poorest communities on the continent, to give them access to markets, education and healthcare.
Collaborative medicine platform REMA has been named the winner of the Cameroon round of Seedstars World. The startup will now represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its October visit in Cotonou, Benin. The visit was to hold discussions on the third review of the three-year economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the Republic of Benin.
Due to an exceptional harvest and tourist arrivals that reached levels last seen in 2010, GDP growth in Tunisia have accelerated in the second quarter of 2018 to 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter.
Small and medium sized businesses in Kenya represents 75 per cent of the country's workforce, constitute 98 percent of all businesses in Kenya and contribute 3 percent to the national purse.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute €54 million, $62.5 million, to EU efforts to strengthen diagnostic health services in Sub-Saharan Africa under the External Investment Plan.
Kenya’s leading e-health platform, MYDAWA, has signed a partnership deal with iPay Limited, an innovative payment processing solution and payment gateway for Africa.
The African Agenda 2063 is a well spelt out strategic framework for the socioeconomic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. China’s President XI Jinping has characterized china’s development agenda in Africa as a win-win deal for its aspirations to become the global trade leader.
Starschema Ltd., a big data company in Hungary, and PATH, a global organisation that works to accelerate health equity, have launched a software integration that will enable health workers to easily and securely access data visualizations.