Africa

2024 healthcare predictions  

As we kick off 2024, Wayne Miller, Director, EMEA Healthcare Practice, Zebra Technologies, tells us the biggest healthcare predictions for the year ahead.  1. The progression of the retail-isation of healthcare    When it comes to the...

Confronting the pit latrine crisis in South Africa 

Robert Erasmus, Managing Director at Sanitech, discusses the challenges faced in South Africa and the opportunities and resolutions available to tackle the pit latrine crisis, specifically in school, in the region.  The presence of pit latrines in...

Off-grid solar energy alleviates labour challenges in rural Africa 

Six hundred health clinics across sub-Saharan Africa are able to provide care and treatment to patients outside of daylight hours, thanks to solar-powered lights and off-grid energy systems provided by d.light, the global provider of transformational...

Commemorating carers week: Putting the spotlight on South Africa’s unsung heroes

The caregiving workforce plays a crucial role in our society, but their efforts often go unnoticed. These individuals, known as carers, selflessly care for those in need due to factors such as illness, age, or frailty. Unfortunately, they face numerous...

How AI is transforming the fight against malaria in Africa 

The latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) state that the African region accounts for 95% of global malaria cases and 96% of deaths. Sandra Incardona, Head of the Technical Unit, and Julie Niemczura, Deputy Director at MCD Global Health...

CRS payroll automates and empowers pharmaceutical company 

CRS Technologies is a leading provider of solutions and services to the growing human capital management industry. Recently, it partnered with a South African pharmaceutical company to implement its solutions and speed up the organisation’s solutions....

How the UK’s Fleming Fund is strengthening antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Zimbabwe 

The UK’s Fleming Fund brings evidence and people together to encourage action against drug resistance. Recently, it has invested in Zimbabwe, helping the country to generate, share and use data to improve antimicrobial use and further investments in...

Converting plastic waste into a useful healthcare and education platform

The Community Tablet is an innovative mobile digital infrastructure that has been used as an e-school and e-healthcare platform in Africa for the past six years. Built and developed in Mozambique by a young Mozambican team, the Community Tablet played a...

GE Healthcare and Afya Rekod partner to simplify access to medical records in Africa

GE Healthcare and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a strategic collaboration that seeks to transform care delivery through improved access to personal health data in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The partnership will give patients an...

How subscription models can support the future delivery of healthcare

If healthcare providers are to remain resilient when faced with curveballs like the current pandemic, they must adapt and operate with more advanced and robust business models to thrive. John Phillips, EMEA GM and SVP of Sales at Zuora, says healthtech...

Vodacom and Mondia launch maternal health service in DRC

Pan-African telecommunications company Vodacom DRC and Mondia, a private mobile technology company driven by innovation, have announced the rollout of the Mum and Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mum and Baby is a...

Expert discusses strengthening healthcare’s cyberdefences for future success

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos and uncertainty among us. However, one thing’s for certain – cybercriminals are targeting the healthcare sector at a higher rate than ever before. David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director, CyberArk,...