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Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

By Sthembile Shabangu 2 days ago

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

19 Jun 2017

Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high..

By Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi, and Patricia Elung 25 May 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

Dispute brews over plan to hire Tanzanian doctors

A stalemate is brewing between the counties' health management teams, governors and the national government over a plan to employ Tanzanian doctors...

By Verah Okeyo and Elizabeth Merab 5 Apr 2017

Cervical cancer screening goes high tech in Africa

When technology, medical research and local knowledge converge, it provides an opportunity to beat one of the leading killers of African women...

28 Mar 2017

Kenyan government challenged to pay striking doctors' salaries

The Kenyan government has been challenged to take over the responsibility of paying salaries of the striking doctors from the counties...

By Galgalo Bocha and Alex Njeru 29 Dec 2016

Kenya needs to combat NCDs through public private partnerships

All stakeholders in Kenyan healthcare must step up efforts and work together in ensuring people living with NCDs have access to treatment...

7 Dec 2016

Specialist training is the first step in fighting cancer in Africa

Did you know that the number of practising oncologists barely hits double digits in most African nations? ..

By Rasha Kelej 3 Nov 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services...

3 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

By Tom Jackson 26 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Partnership to improve breast cancer care in Kenya

Kenya's government and Roche are collaborating on improving access to healthcare for patients with breast cancer...

16 Aug 2016

New fellowship to strengthen cancer care in Africa

A new oncology fellowship at the University of Nairobi aims to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets..

11 Jul 2016

New healthcare training and skills institute opens in Kenya

Sustainable healthcare in Kenya has received a $13m investment boost through a new training facility committed to train 10,000 health professionals by 2020...

17 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Soapie cleans up attitude to HIV/Aids

Exploiting mass media to affect change in behaviour in young people has paid off in the war against HIV/Aids, a study shows...

9 Jun 2016

Developing a community of health

A proposed community living centre (CLC), focusing on primary healthcare, could go a long way in reducing the high number of maternal deaths in Kenya...

13 May 2016

African campaign reduces stigma and improves care around infertility

Campaign aimed at improving access to safe, quality fertility care across Africa is being rolled out in Uganda...

8 Mar 2016

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

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