Cell C backs MomConnect

Maternal health messaging service MomConnect has provided health-related information for 1,8-million South African mothers since its launch in 2014 and has grown into one of the largest programmes of its kind in the world. It is currently being implemented by the...

Hamlyn Centre to develop new tools

The Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London today announces the award of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to accelerate research into new integrated technology systems for accurately measuring dietary intake. The grant of $1,5-million will fund key...

Securing the healthcare sector’s digital lifeline

VMware EMEA's Ian Jansen van Rensburg discusses the issues around security in the healthcare sector. While it's hard to think of an element of healthcare that couldn't be transformed by better access to data, the security breaches plaguing the sector threaten to...

An AI a day …

One of the greatest benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) to humankind is its influence on the medical field. This is according to Anton Jacobs, MD of Networks Unlimited, who says: “Powered by some of the most sophisticated technology, AI is assisting in improving...

New medical app launches in SA

The Medici secure messaging app that enables users to communicate virtually with medical providers via text, call or video, is now available in South Africa and will expand into the rest of Africa. First launched in the US, the app hosts an array of practitioners...

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Ideas on the future of healthcare

At the World Economic Forum on Africa, regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society hope to agree on priorities that will help Africa achieve inclusive growth. There is a definite urgency to focus on economic diversification, revitalization...

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