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How the Internet Gives Africans Access to Healthcare Services and Products

Wellvis is a digital health solutions company founded by young Africans — Wale Adeosun, Ayomide Owoyemi, Segun Mustafa and Moshood Abdullateef — who wanted to streamline interactions between healthcare workers and patients. Hailing from Nigeria, the team realised how difficult it can be to receive or provide health services due to a myriad of challenges. …

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Healthcare And Cyber Security

Healthcare And Cyber Security – The Time For Resilience Is Now

By Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and Qualified Security Assessor at Galix Healthcare institutions, particularly hospitals, have long been a tempting target for cybercriminals. These institutions hold massive amounts of extremely sensitive and personal data that can be exploited in various cyberattacks. Moreover, with healthcare receiving more funding and grants due to COVID-19, it’s become a …

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Meet Epione’s Jessica Chivinge – South Africa, Zimbabwe

Jessica and her co-founders chose their company name from Epione, the Greek goddess associated with soothing of pain and that is exactly what the team aims to do. They believe healthcare is about fostering collaboration and increasing access to quality and affordable healthcare for all, using one true source of information. What inspired your innovation? …

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Investing In Change: The Start-ups Changing Healthcare Through Innovation

A change in the way we see, and deliver, healthcare has been a burgeoning investment in start-ups in the sector. In 2017 alone, the estimated global investment in healthcare start-ups sat at around $12 billion. Some of the brightest and best ideas transforming healthcare have been born on our continent: Drones delivery of medical supplies, systems that transform …

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GE Healthcare Advancing Universal Health Coverage in Ghana

A key highlight of the event was the unveiling of GE Healthcare’s new budget-conscious ultrasound system, the Versana Essential GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) has kicked-off a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policy makers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing institutions to drive conversations around …

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South Africa – A Medical Tourism Destination?

Medical tourism has been in existence for centuries. It is traveling outside of one’s area of residence to another area, with the primary objective of receiving medical services in the destination location.

NHIF Reform Critical To Affordable Health For All In Kenya

Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution.

Harnessing the True Value of Healthcare PPPs in Africa

As the world’s population ages, the number of people suffering from chronic diseases increases and medical technologies becomes more sophisticated, the cost of delivering healthcare rises.   With ever-stretched budgets, governments of developing nations are increasingly looking to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to assist in delivering accessible, affordable and efficient healthcare.  According to Jean-Pierre Labuschagne, African Infrastructure …

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LISTEN: Innovative Community-Centered Solutions To Improve Access To Primary Healthcare

Africa.com caught up with Jasper Westerink, CEO of Philips Africa, during the World Economic Forum in Durban. Philips Partners with the Government of Kenya and the United Nations (UN) to Advance the African Healthcare Agenda Philips is the first private sector partner to establish a SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Partnership Platform in Kenya for accelerating primary healthcare …

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