Partnership tackles disposal of hazardous medical waste

The safe and effective management of healthcare waste emanating from hospitals and other healthcare facilities has long been a matter of grave concern locally and internationally. This has been emphasised by the World Health Organization (WHO), which states that the...

Healthcare platform delivers medical care to cancer sufferers

A mobile healthcare platform is to play a key role in the delivery of medical care for South Africa's cancer patients, thanks to the partnership between local tech businesses Alignd and Signapps. Called Signapps Care, the locally developed platform is a mobile...

SA company uses 4IR to control HIV epidemic

A South African company is harnessing the power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to help bring the HIV epidemic under control and tackle other major health crises. BroadReach Consulting is using ground-breaking AI-technology, along with human expertise, to...

Biometrics in future healthcare

The idea of using biometrics in the healthcare sector is not new, but it is one that hasn't been explored or exploited to its full potential. A biometrics-based project was first piloted by health workers in three South African provinces back in 2005. The project was...