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.

Colisdays is a free community platform that connects shippers with travelers taking advantage of a trip already planned to transport packages or documents. As founding members living in France and originally from Senegal, we repeatedly felt the need to urgently send goods to Africa. However, we were constantly confronted with the limits of traditional postal …

Expat-Dakar is one of the most consulted platforms in Senegal. Thanks to its strategy of bringing together sellers, buyers or advertisers, the classified ads platform is attracting more and more Internet users. As evidenced by its significant figure on the number of visits. Indeed, Expat, which now has more than 27,000 advertisements, reached the bar …

(Ecofin Agency) – A solar energy revolution of the same scale and importance as the rapid expansion of mobile telephony that took place two decades ago is soon coming to Africa, according to Adnan Amin, director of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This revolution will be driven by the rapid drop in solar energy …

Africa finally has its “.africa” ​​domain name Good news for the African internet world. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has just announced that it will begin the process of delegating the generic high-level domain dotAfrica (.africa) to the South African organization, ZA Central Registry (ZACR) …

(Agence Ecofin) – Ethiopia plans to finance the construction of a road connecting the oil fields of Paloch, in the Upper Nile region, in South Sudan, to the oil terminal in the town of Malakal, in the west from Ethiopia. An announcement made to Bloomberg by Mayik Ayii Deng, a senior official in the South …

One of Africa’s greatest tech-takers, young Nigerian Oluwaseun Osewa, has made a name for himself by putting Africa’s largest “Nairaland” online forum online in Nigeria. This initiative has won him several awards on the continent and beyond its borders. Programmer, webmaster and businessman, Oluwaseun Osewa is one of the first young Africans to enter the …

The Paris Fintech Forum Awards held their second edition last week in the French capital. Out of more than 100 strartups from all over the world, 12 stood out. Among them, only one from Africa: the Nigerian OneFi. And the winners are… in the credit and alternative financing category: the German startup Kreditech and the …

“NexTech Africa is an opportunity to accelerate the use of products and services designed to meet African realities. It is also an opportunity to put in the spotlight world-class solutions designed in Africa and which are ready to be marketed internationally ”, immediately announces Amrote Abdella, the regional director of Microsoft 4Afrika at the he …

To better relay the message to the actors who were invited to the Show, the PRATIC association in partnership with the Post and Electronic Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ARPCE), organized on February 7, in Brazzaville, a meeting focused on the presentation of opportunities during the said Fair. The main objective of this approach was to inform …

(TIC Mag) – On January 30, 2017, Google announced the winners of its annual competition dubbed Google Code, 2016 edition. Bamenda high school which also becomes the first African to win this competition. The Google Code is a competition for pre-university students aged 13 to 17. In principle, they are invited by Google to try …

(Agence Ecofin) – International Business Machine (IBM) has decided to improve the computer skills of 25 million young Africans in the digital, cloud and cognitive segments. It has just launched a training program called “IBM Digital – Nation Africa” for this purpose. The initiative provides future learners with an IBM cloud-based learning platform that will …

The Nigerian Mariama Mamane, founder of the company JACIGREEN, was invited to participate in Paris in the Week of young international scientific talents organized by the City of Science and Industry and the Palace of Discovery, from January 29 to 3 February 2017. Forty-two young scientists from twenty-six countries were invited to Paris for this …

Business in Cameroon) – During 2016, Internet access increased by 16.5% in Cameroon, finally reaching 18% at the end of the year. The population with access to the web is estimated at 4.3 million people (out of 22 million inhabitants). This is revealed by Internet Live Stats, a member of the Real Time Statistics Project …

(Agence Ecofin) – On the sidelines of the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a meeting of the board of directors of the Smart Africa alliance was held on January 31, 2017. During this meeting of African nations who have in common the desire to boost their economic growth through information and communication …

An innovative project is emerging in Ethiopia and will quickly spread oil on the continent. In line with its policy of preserving the environment and sustainable development, the country plans to set up a first plant for transforming waste into energy. The site will produce 50 megawatts of electricity to boost the country’s energy capacity. …

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