Health

For decades, Africa has faced many endemic diseases: yellow fever, malaria, trypanosomiasis and infrastructure quality problems, lack of medical staff, difficulty in delivering drugs …. This affects considerably and sustainably the health of millions of Africans.

 

Despite very encouraging growth, the African continent still faces the fragile health of the entire population. To overcome the inadequacy of health systems, more and more digital initiatives to fight against recurrent infections and diseases are gradually emerging.

 

AfrikaTech’s goal is to highlight health-related initiatives in Africa. I want to bring together articles that open the mind to what tomorrow’s health system may be. The Africa of tomorrow is being built today, together.

What is life expectancy? Life expectancy is a statistical data calculated under the guidance of the United Nations (United Nations). This calculation is made on the basis of the probabilities of dying within a year for people who reach a given age. Life expectancy therefore represents a summary of mortality conditions over the year in …

Show us your route Rana Alaa: I am an electronic engineer, holder of a master’s degree in environmental engineering. I worked at Intel in the United States and for Shell, trying to save the environment, and then I realized that on the other side of the energy sector; my business partner, Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar worked for …

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goMedical: digital medical agenda Medical agenda, appointment booking platform but also patient monitoring tool, goMedical is the new digital interface intended to simplify making appointments to the doctor. Surrounded by a team of 16 professionals from various trades, Gilles Kounou brings innovation in the health field with the replacement of the paper agenda in hospitals …

It is one of eight partnerships sealed during the last edition of Transform Africa Summit, last May in Kigali. The Smart Africa Alliance, which is working to digitize the continent, and Babylon, a provider of digital health services, are teaming up to expand access to Africa. It has been exactly three years since Babyl launched …

Founded by Sedric Degbo, REMA is an Ivorian startup that aims to improve the quality of medical decisions by connecting all African doctors through a mobile app that allows them to publish, discuss, resolve patient cases and collaborate in real time to make better medical decisions. Introduce yourself and your journey My name is Dr …

Four young Cameroonian women have developed an application that links patients and potential blood donors. Aged between 13 and 14 years old and enrolled in the fourth grade at Quality International School in Yaounde, their names are Queenie Gold Ekinde Mekolle Muke, Rose Diella Tikum Ngo Sii, Julienne Daphne Tchouenmegne Ngomegni and Joyce Lesley Forkou …

The countries of the East African Community (ECA) have called on development partners to roll out a digital health strategic plan. The plan, which runs from 2019 to 2028, aims to transform the provision of health services in capitalization on information and communication technologies to not only improve people’s access to care but also to …

A young Ugandan software engineer won the African Innovation Award for developing a device to screen for malaria without a blood test, according to the Royal British Academy of Engineering. Brian Gitta, 24, and his team developed the device named Matibabu, which means “medical center” in Swahili, after blood tests failed to diagnose his own …

From Cameroon to Morocco, start-ups make digital a weapon to fight against medical deserts. Some of them will be in Paris for Viva Tech. It flies to the rescue of future mothers to remote areas, even shaken by the jihadists of Boko Haram. Founded in Yaoundé (Cameroon) in 2013, start-up Gifted Mom (a talented mother, …

The French multinational, Sanofi, a partner of Viva Technology, an international event dedicated to the growth of start-ups, digital transformation and innovation, has selected 10 African start-ups who will be able to present innovative solutions to improve access to health in Africa. These are Appenberg Digital Publishing (South Africa), Bisa (Ghana), GiftedMom (Cameroon), Infomed Healthcare …

Founded by Dr. MONKAM TSOKAM Eloi Hermann, Thea [That health again] is an application that allows any patient regardless of their geographical location to chat in real time with a doctor or health professional via a smartphone or computer without to necessarily have to move.   Introduce yourself and your journey (briefly) I am Dr. …

At 28, the young Burkinabé engineer is developing Laafi Bag, a cooling bag capable of keeping vaccines at the right temperature for four days. His invention will certainly help many health workers who immunize children living in remote and hard-to-reach areas in Africa. The young Burkinabé entrepreneur has received a pledge of funding of 155,000 …

The Congolese start-up WapiMED has developed an e-health application to geolocate health professionals to facilitate access to care in the most remote areas. Even today, in Africa, there is a glaring inequality in access to medical care. Pierre Jacquemot has also devoted one of his articles to the review Afrique Contemporaine entitled “Health systems in …

Do you work in ICT? you have a rare opportunity not to be missed to make yourself known, sell a product, encourage people to adopt favorable behaviors, develop partnerships and mobilize funding. Equipped with a dynamic ecosystem and under the label “Guinea Tech”, ConakryDigitalWeek is will be a key digital place in Guinea. For 4 …

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