Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for an estimated 90% of all businesses in Africa and women own about a third of all registered African SMEs.
Cerba Lancet Africa inks deal with International Clinical Laboratories in Ethiopia to boost medicare services
Cerba HealthCare set foot on the African continent in 2019 where it operates today in 15 countries under the Cerba Lancet Africa umbrella, providing access to accurate diagnosis and high-quality care to more almost 3 million people yearly.
USAID, UNICEF, the Government of Senegal, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation co-hosted “The Child Malnutrition Crisis: Pledging to Save Lives,” where the United States committed to a $200 million investment.
Akon Lighting partners with GATC Health to provide AI-driven healthcare to over 1 million people in Africa
The initiative will gather and study the genetics, biological data and other important health information of at least 1 million people across Africa.
Sanlam, Africa’s non-banking financial services provider, announced the launch of its brand in the Nigerian market, rebranding FBN Insurance to Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited.
SmarTek21 expands AI IntelliTek platform in South Africa to streamline health, telecom and education sectors
US West Coast Headquartered SmarTek21, a global pioneer in AI-enabled solutions, announced it has joined forces with Regional Partners AI Intelligent Technologies of South Africa to lead the healthcare, telecommunications and education transformation.
Heating therapy is generally safe when used as directed.
In its first year, the AWS Health Equity Initiative distributed $14 million in cloud credits and technical expertise to support health equity innovations globally.
The funding will address overlapping global crises that have reversed the progress already made toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
Healthtech startup Remedial Health secures $4.4m to provide access to credit for pharmacies in Nigeria
Remedial Health, a healthtech startup that develops solutions to make Africa’s pharmaceutical value chain more efficient, has raised $4.4 million in seed funding to accelerate its expansion across Nigeria.
Butterfly Network distributes iQ+ devices to healthcare workers in Kenya to transform maternal health
This deployment is supported by a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced earlier this year that will provide 1,000 healthcare workers (predominantly midwives) in Sub-Saharan Africa with the world’s only handheld, whole-body ultrasound probe to advance maternal and fetal health.
Ghanaian health-tech startup mPharma has acquired the majority stake in HealthPlus, the leading pharmacy chain in Nigeria.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Banking on innovations, partnerships to grow financial services sector
These developments have led to improved services and a robust sector that is shaping the region’s financial services industry dynamics.
mPharma, Africa’s patient-centered technology-driven healthcare company, has acquired the majority stake in HealthPlus, a pharmacy chain in Nigeria. mPharma and the former investor, Alta Semper, have signed an agreement leading to the acquisition of a majority stake in the HealthPlus Group.
Elekta rejoint la Facilité Africaine d'Equipement Médicale/IFC pour élargir l'accès aux soins contre le cancer
La participation de la société suédoise Elekta à la facilité dirigée par l'IFC aidera les hôpitaux et les cliniques autonomes d'Afrique subsaharienne à obtenir et à entretenir plus facilement des équipements de radiothérapie et d'oncologie de précision utilisés pour traiter le cancer du col de l'utérus, du sein, du cerveau, du poumon et d'autres types de cancer.
Sweden-headquartered Elekta's participation in the IFC-led facility will help hospitals and stand-alone clinics in sub-Saharan Africa more easily obtain and service precision radiotherapy and oncology equipment used to treat cervical, breast, brain, lung, and other types of cancer.
GlobalCorp a leading non-banking financial institution in Egypt, announced the launch of its new B2C platform for lifestyle financing under the brand name ‘Ollin’.
Le Groupe Sonatel renforce son dispositif technique mis en place pour le bon déroulement des communications et renouvelle son soutien au comité d’organisation pour la réussite du Grand Magal de Touba édition 2022.
Old Mutual Insure announced the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement that will see Old MutualInsure acquire 100% of Genric Insurance Company Limited (Genric).
Gennvax Featured on global economics reflecting how this national project will change the African market and position Egypt as a major player within the vaccines landscape map
Le Dr Mohamed El Sahili est le directeur général de l'hôpital Medland, en Zambie. En tant que médecin et entrepreneur, le Dr Sahili siège également au conseil d'administration d'organisations économiques internationales clés, telles que l'African Business Roundtable et l'American Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Mohamed El Sahili is the Chief Executive Officer of Medland Hospital, Zambia. As a medical doctor and entrepreneur, Dr. Sahili also serves on the board of key economic international organizations like the African Business Roundtable, the American Chamber of Commerce, Zambia, Olympic Youth Development Center and the Africa CEO Forum.
Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited (Life Healthcare), South Africa’s second-largest hospital group by number of beds, appointed RMB as sole lead arranger to establish a domestic medium-term note (DMTN) programme and to manage its inaugural bond issuance.
With this partnership, Apollo will provide healthcare services with advanced cancer care treatments.
Le Burkina Faso a inauguré Propham, sa première usine de fabrication de médicaments génériques.
[Maroc] Le programme financé par l’AFD et l’EU compte deux nouvelles régies : La RADEEJ et la RADEET
les conventions s’inscrivent dans le cadre d’un programme en charge de la gestion des services d’eau et d’assainissement, ayant vocation à soutenir leurs programmes d’investissement au service des usagers et le renforcement de leur expertise.
Le programme, dénommé ‘Wezou’ (‘Vie’ en langue nationale), a été conçu dans le but de réduire les taux de mortalité maternelle et néonatale, conformément aux objectifs de renforcement de l’inclusion sociale et de modernisation de l’Etat, prévues dans la nouvelle feuille de route gouvernementale.
Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) launched a project to supply five cities in the Kingdom of Lesotho with clean drinking water
Le Fonds saoudien pour le développement (SFD) finance le projetde réhabilitation et d'extension de l'hôpital Donka au moyen d'un prêt de développement à taux réduit d'un montant total de 32 millions d'USD.
La KfW IPEX-Bank, en collaboration avec la Société suédoise de crédit à l'exportation (SEK), finance la construction de 1 000 forages d'eau potable équipés de pompes solaires ainsi que la construction d'usines d'approvisionnement en eau potable et de conduites d'eau pour alimenter 189 villages ivoiriens.
Kenyan health startup Afya Rekod partners with Medi-Science to improve personal health data in Africa and Europe
The partnership will give patients an accessible record of their own health history, by enabling patients, doctors and hospitals to host health records securely on one platform through a digital application.
La campagne de vaccination de masse à visée préventive va cibler la quasi-totalité de la population âgée de 9 mois à 60 ans, dans 11 départements du Congo avec le soutien de Gavi, l'Alliance du Vaccin, de l’UNICEF, de l’OMS et de leurs partenaires.
When more young girls and boys will be able to access more information on their sexual and reproductive health and rights and access content that will help protect them from harmful practices that threaten their healthy development into adulthood.
As the threat of monkeypox looms globally, public health authorities in Adamawa state have intensified awareness campaigns to control the ongoing outbreak in Nigeria.
That momentum is limiting the headwinds of the Covid pandemic and government financial restraints, global inflation, logistics logjams, and complementing the tailwinds found in the tremendous financial commitments from development agencies.
The health and lives of people in the greater Horn of Africa are threatened as the region faces an unprecedented food crisis. In order to carry out urgent, life-saving work, WHO is launching a funding appeal for US$ 123.7 million.
Rockefeller Foundation launches Vaccination Action Network to strengthen health systems across sub-Saharan Africa
The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of the Vaccination Action Network (VAN), a $7.4 million locally-led, peer-to-peer learning initiative designed to engage public health decision-makers across sub-Saharan Africa.
As the region bets on diaspora remittances to boost respective countries’ national purses and drive economic growth across East Africa, member states are looking at cementing regional partnerships.
As Chief Medical Director at the Sokoto Noma Children’s Hospital in the northwest corner of Nigeria, Dr Shafiu Isah dedicates his days to treating children suffering from a neglected disease that few people have even heard of.
The Department of Water and Sanitation’s weekly status of dams demonstrate that the country’s water levels are on a continual decline albeit moderately when compared to the same period last week.
The International Canoe Federation and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) have signed an agreement on Thursday which will pave the way for future development of canoeing on the continent.
Gavi ouvre sa fenêtre de demande de soutien pour le déploiement du vaccin contre le paludisme, afin de protéger les enfants contre une maladie qui tue des centaines de milliers de personnes en Afrique.Ghana,Kenya et Malawi sont invités à présenter leur demande avant le 13 septembre. D'autres pays peuvent soumettre des manifestations d'intérêt en prévision à la fin de 2022.
Gavi is opening its first application window for support in rolling out the first ever malaria vaccine, to protect children against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands in Africa.Ghana, Kenya & Malawi are invited to apply by 13 September. Other countries can submit expressions of interest in advance of a second window at the end of 2022.
Exceptional integration of technology and internet-based services in the healthcare sector will drive the Global AI in Healthcare Market in the next five years.
Macir Vie et Hi Europa nouent un partenariat pour étendre l’offre d’assurance entre l’Algérie et l’Europe
Macir Vie et la plateforme d’assurance Hi Europa du groupe MAIF s’allient et signent un partenariat visant à accompagner les voyageurs à destination de la France et de l’Algérie
[Rwanda] Giving citizens digital access to their health data is a first step toward Person-Centered Health
The Governments of Rwanda and Senegal began issuing vaccination certificates for COVID-19 using the SMART Health Card standard.
Africa CDC in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has commenced the Country implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in Kenya to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination.
The World Bank has approved a $100 million support program for the Africa CDC that will help enhance the institution’s technical capacity and strengthen its institutional framework to intensify support to African countries in preparing for, detecting, and responding to disease outbreaks and public health emergencies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the launch by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, of the landmark opportunity for countries to apply for funding to introduce, or further roll-out, the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine.
MAPP Africa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Environmental Management Agency of Zimbabwe (EMA) to set up ground, surface, and portable water quality monitoring, microbiology testing-as-a-service business.
In a global first, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and South Sudan’s ministry of health are conducting a large-scale vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak of hepatitis E.
In Sierra Leone, improved access to safe drinking water for more than 700,000 people in rural areas, thanks to the African Development Bank
The medical scheme will enable users to sign up and manage their health policies through M-TIBA’s mobile platform.
The WTO Secretariat has updated the information note on trade in medical goods in the context of tackling COVID-19, which was first issued in April 2020, a few months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated his conviction in the indispensable role technology plays in the transformation of economies in the 21st Century.
The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, H.E. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, opened the Boma of Africa event on 8th July 2022 to crown the activities marking this year’s Africa Integration Day.
Africa is facing a growing risk of outbreaks caused by zoonotic pathogens, such as the monkeypox virus which originated in animals and then switched species and infected humans.
Ghana has announced the country’s first outbreak of Marburg virus disease, after a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre laboratory confirmed earlier results.
La Banque mondiale a approuvé la deuxième phase du programme d'amélioration des résultats nutritionnels pour un montant de 85 millions de dollars, dont 42,5 millions à titre de dons et 42,5 millions à titre de crédit, afin de continuer à soutenir Madagascar à lutter contre le retard de croissance généralisé chez les enfants.
L'institution suédoise de financement du développement, Swedfund, investit un total de 45 MUSD dans deux fonds de crédit privés pour soutenir la croissance économique durable et l'égalité des sexes.
The Swedish development finance institution, Swedfund, invests a total of MUSD 45 in two private credit funds to support sustainable economic growth and gender equality.
Proparco and Ascent Rift Valley Fund II, an East African private equity fund have announced the acquisition of a majority equity stake in Diani Beach Hospital Limited (“DBH”), a healthcare provider on Kenya’s South Coast.
AXA Maroc lance la 1ère assurance maladie individuelle complémentaire à l’AMO
KfW Development Bank provided EUR 18.5 million in funding for construction and equipment, and numerous other partners and donors – as well as the Tanzanian Government - are also supporting the project.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Science’s Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI), has commenced the implementation of utilizing treated wastewater for urban agriculture with farmers on its premises.
[Kenya] HealthTech startup AfyaRekod launches Universal Patient Portal for worldwide health data mobility management
Kenya-based HealthTech company AfyaRekod launched a fully automated first-of-its-kind Universal Patient Portal, built on the blockchain technology that will transform the face of patient care across Africa and the World.
The Government of Kenya and the WHO held a ground-breaking ceremony in Nairobi for a WHO Health Emergency Hub, which will include a Centre of Excellence for the Health Emergency Workforce, laying the cornerstone for a wider initiative that aims to change the way the continent handles emergencies.
Among the key interventions proposed in the strategy is the creation of new forms of sustainable bioenergy, and the conversion of waste materials to useful products.
To coordinate, support, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of the African Union One Health Strategy for Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control across the Member States, the African Union Interagency Group on One Health has been established.
Kenyan-based AfyaRekod launched the fully automated Universal Patient Portal – a block-chain driven technology that will transform the face of patient care across Africa and the World.
UK Export Finance (UKEF) and Standard Chartered Bank support will allow the Senegalese government to strengthen its fire response services and medical equipment; Support unlocks over £35 million worth.
Eni and Angola’s Ministry of Health sign a MoU for capacity building of Angolan health professionals
The Minister of Health of the Republic of Angola Dr. Silvia Lutucuta, and Eni’s Managing Director Adriano Mongini signed today a Memorandum of Understanding targeting capacity building for health professionals.
mPharma, a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, Facility Insights, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom.
The Africa CDC in partnership with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) launched the first in a series of hands-on training on real-time PCR-based monkeypox virus (MPXV) diagnosis.
Amref and AstraZeneca launch mobile clinics to support last mile COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Kenya
Amref Health Africa and AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Kenya, are launching a fleet of Mobile Vaccination Clinics (MVCs) in an effort to protect last-mile communities from the pandemic.
IFC partnered with private healthcare developer Egyptians for Health Care Services (EHCS) to support the construction and operation of CapitalMed, a sprawling medical hub on the outskirts of Cairo that will improve healthcare services in the country.
Newly launched Zero-Dose Immunization Programme (ZIP) between Gavi, International Rescue Committee and World Vision will dedicate up to US$ 100 million to reach zero-dose children – those who have not received a single routine vaccine shot – living in displaced communities and fragile and conflict settings across 11 countries
Gavi board responds to an uncertain world: fragile and conflict settings, future pandemics and the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
African Development Bank’s board approves the establishment of African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation
The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that will significantly enhance Africa’s access to the technologies that underpin the manufacture of medicines, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products.
La clinique de gynécologie que l'Agence turque de coopération et de coordination (TİKA) a construite dans la ville de Moussoro à Bahr el Gazel, au Tchad, et dotée d'équipements sanitaires modernes a été mise en service.
Nigerian at-home lab testing startup HealthTracka has raised US$1.5 million in funding to expand its operations into Kenya and Ghana. The pre-seed funding which was led by Ingressive Capital and Hustle Fund,
Critical care patients in Lesotho will soon be spared a trip to South Africa to receive treatment.
MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has announced the launch of a new incubation program in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) called AWS Expand.
BioNTech SE has reached the next milestone in the establishment of scalable mRNA vaccine production in Africa on its planned schedule.
World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced plans to set up a mentorship programme for African women working in neglected tropical diseases programmes.
UN-Habitat, Benadir Regional Administration (BRA), and the Danish Refugee Council held a second ground-breaking ceremony for the renovation of two health care facilities through a European Union Funded project.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: South Sudan remains a strategic player in the region’s petroleum industry
Owing to its strategic position at the heart of a wider Nile Basin-East Africa hydrocarbons-rich area, South Sudan is emerging as the hub for petroleum industry services and exploration in the region.
Ethiopia officially launches a new digital platform that provides public health emergency-related information
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the Mastercard Foundation launched a digital service that will provide sustainable public health emergency information to the public in five different languages.
PerkinElmer, Novartis join forces to address the unmet need of sickle cell disease in sub-Saharan Africa
PerkinElmer, a global player committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced it is collaborating with Novartis, a global medicines company, to expand newborn screening for sickle cell disease (SCD) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Les mesures indispensables afin que l'essor de la santé et des soins virtuels déclenché par la pandémie COVID-19 en Afrique
Un grand nombre de restrictions jugées inutiles en matière de santé et de soins virtuels ont été balayées par la pandémie, et la plupart des gens ont adopté ce nouveau monde de soins virtuels.
Critical actions needed to ensure COVID-19-driven surge in virtual and care drives health access and equity
Many unnecessary restrictions on virtual health and care were swept away by the pandemic, and most people have embraced this new world of virtual care, according to a new report from a Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development working group.
To increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare products and services across Africa, IFC announced a partnership with Avacare Global to help the company expand its manufacturing and distribution of various pharmaceutical and healthcare consumable products.
IFC et Avacare s'associent pour améliorer l'accès aux médicaments et aux produits médicaux en Afrique
IFC a annoncé un partenariat avec Avacare Global visant à aider l'entreprise à accroître sa production et sa distribution de produits pharmaceutiques et médicaux, y compris de médicaments génériques, sur le continent.
[Kenya] Fintech startup Power Financial Wellness extends healthcare services to its users in new partnership with Penda Health
The agreement is set to see both companies mutually benefit from their tech services. Power companies and customers will have access to unlimited 24/7 telemedical care provided by Penda Health’s clinicians at an extremely affordable cost.
The platform is which is aimed at both African patients and doctors and provides access to several services such as online appointment booking, payment for remote consultations by the diaspora, digitized medical records and teleconsultations.
The global leader in instant logistics Zipline, unveiled its new Detection and Avoidance (DAA) system.
Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement de Madagascar ont signé des accords de financement pour un montant total de 16,9 millions de dollars américains.
The African Development Bank has signed an agreement to invest in the Joint Reinsurance Company of Member States of Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d’Assurances (CICA-Re).
IFC and global mining company Anglo American signed a sustainability-linked loan agreement which is to be used to support community development in rural communities close to Anglo American's mining operations across South Africa.
The European Investment Bank, in close cooperation with the European Union, is planning to support large-scale investment by South Africa’s specialist human vaccine manufacturer Biovac to increase development and manufacturing of vaccines and enable a quicker response to future pandemics.