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.

We live in societies where it becomes almost impossible to spend a day without connecting to the Internet…. In particular for the generation of urban Africans born after the 80’s. Check their Facebook notifications, post photos, watch videos, read their emails … We are one of them for sure. And most of the time, when …

Here are five African inventions which may take off in 2017. An electricity grid for the whole village Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Problem: A total of 1.3 billion people worldwide currently don’t have electricity, according to Yale Environment 360. Getting people in rural areas on to the national grid is proving too difficult and traditional solar …

South Africa is set to welcome the continent’s first smartphone production unit. A project that comes after the start-up Onyx Connect obtained the operating license for Android and Chrome, Google products since renamed Alphabet. The company is also counting on the fall in the Rand to compete with products imported from Asia (China, Taiwan and …

Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came to them To continue his post-baccalaureate studies, Aliou NIANG, founder of Colis GP, moved to France after obtaining his baccalaureate. Like most foreigners living in France, regardless of the time we spend there, there are always certain habits of our country of …

With the immense success of companies like Uber and Lyft, ride-sharing technology has boomed into a multi-billion dollar industry within the past decade. Now a new platform is looking to stake its claim in the marketplace. Moovn is a ride-hailing mobile application founded by Godwin Gabriel. The app currently operates in 7 U.S. cities (Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, …

Tech hubs (also referred to as ‘knowledge labs’, ‘incubators’, or ‘co-working spaces’) are the shining beacons of every startup ecosystem in Africa, writes David Winkelmann. They’re cited by journalists as evidence of a country’s entrepreneurial drive, aiming to churn out hip startups that employ the brightest and most ambitious talent that the country has to …

Madagascar has become the latest African country to leverage drones to deliver essential healthcare services to remote rural communities. Clinical lab samples collected from far-flung villages are transported via drones to a central lab. The initiative, a collaboration between the government, Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University, will help to leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the …

Developed by the Kenyan company, Angaza Bona, the LED-type solar television has a 19-inch screen. It comes with a decoder and is powered by a car battery. The 20 Ah (ampere-hour) capacity is connected to solar panels by cables. The installation also provides two 3-watt LED solar lights to light households and ports for charging …

Reduce C02 emissions from road traffic; this is the objective that the world of energy has set for itself by launching this Thursday in Lomé the first solar electric vehicles in Africa. The launch of these vehicles on the African market in general, and the Togolese one in particular, responds, according to the designers, to …

The short video of the electric “car” created by a young Burkinabè student had been around the web for a few weeks. This Monday, September 19, 2016, Burkina24 met the “genius”, Aboul-Rafat Ouédraogo, the inventor of what should be called the first electric car in Burkina. Shy, with a fleeting look, Aboul-Rafat Ouédraogo has just …

Created in 2012 by Abiola Olaniran, Gamsole is a Nigerian start-up specializing in the creation of games for smartphones. The creations of this young publishing house are inspired by the African way of life. In fact, the start-up aims, in addition to participating in the development of the still embryonic African games market, to promote …

From the fruit seller at the side of the road to the fisherman supplying a market, informal businesses account for the majority of economic activity on the continent. The space is made up of necessity entrepreneurs, due to a shortage of job opportunities, and many have a limited formal education, if any at all. Inventory …

(Agence Ecofin) – The Nigerian company Iroko, specialized in video on demand (VoD) on the Internet, announces the launch of the IrokoX service, intended for the promotion of works by young African artists. The goal is to achieve an essential platform where creators from the continent will come to produce content, distribute it and market …

Two Senegalese engineers fight against blood shortages Two telecommunications engineers, Jean Luc Franseco Semedo and Ntonga Evelyne Inès, have created an application called Diamond to help alleviate blood shortages in Senegal. The two students, from the multinational telecommunications school (EMST), have equipped their application with an alert system that sends written and voice messages in …

And unsurprisingly, these are the new technologies that top the positions most hunted by recruiters! The majority of major projects engaged in information and communication technologies in Africa have an end point for 2020. The investment of nations in broadband infrastructure, to provide their populations with better access to The Internet will change the consumption …

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