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.

A new form of irrigation is currently expanding in East Africa. These are pumps towed by two-wheeled motorcycles to irrigate cultivated areas. Installed on a motorcycle, these pumps can function as sprinklers or be used to draw water from a well and fill a reservoir, in the case of drip irrigation. This new irrigation method …

Dailymotion finally settles in Africa. The city of Abidjan will host the very first office of French society, which offers a platform for watching and sharing videos with various content: sports competitions, music festivals, sketches, political debates, fashion shows, live games. video… On Dailymotion, 300 million users watch 3.5 billion videos each month. The company …

Ecommerce is about to take off on the African continent. With a turnover of 8 billion dollars in 2013, these next years promise to be much better: it is estimated that it could experience a surge to peak at 50 billion dollars by 2018 according to a study by Deloitte on the occasion of the …

It is therefore still in Kigali that the state and the private sector jointly innovate with the famous Toyota buses equipped with Wifi and 4G. We are a long way from the out-of-use bush taxis that still circulate in Africa. Here are the new Toyota cars: fast, secure, well maintained and with Wi-Fi, 4G and …

China will finance the rehabilitation and extension of the railway linking Tanzania to Zambia by adding Burundi, the DRC and Rwanda Zambian, Tanzanian and Chinese government officials gathered last week in Dar es Salaam to discuss details of the development plan for this railway line that currently links the Tanzanian capital to the city of …

The Egyptian company SICO Technology has signed a partnership agreement with the China Megaun Group for the construction of an assembly plant for tablets and mobile phones in Egypt. The $ 20 million plant, funded in half by both parties, will be built in the Borg-El Arab Technology Zone in the Governorate of Alexandria. According …

The Malian Cheick Oumar Bagayoko won the first edition of RFI Challenge App Africa in Dakar with the program “Priorité Santé”. The young doctor and computer scientist had presented his “Bogou” project. It is a tele-expertise application available via a computer connected to the Internet, allowing doctors practicing in remote areas to request specialist advice …

“Science is the study of the nature, the functioning of the universe, and the harmony of principles governing all interactions.” This assertion set the tone for the 4 th edition of the Scientific Fair in the school environment at the Palace of Culture Amadou Hampâté Bâ in Bamako (Mali). This event organized by the Horizon …

Airtel Madagascar supports the education of vulnerable children. Having already participated in the celebration of World Autism Day in 2015, Airtel Madagascar renews its commitment this year, by supporting the ABA Madagascar 2016 initiative. The operator has provided financial support for the realization of this program helps in behavioral management of children with autistic disorders. …

The Cameroonian engineer announced Wednesday that his project, which should ultimately create 300 jobs, will cost 100 million FCFA The young Cameroonian computer systems engineer Arthur Zang, already inventor of the “CardioPad”, a medical touch pad allowing populations far from health centers to carry out cardiac exams, announced Wednesday “soon” magnetic card manufacturing unit in …

Back in Rwanda after an absence of several years, Milton Nkosi, BBC correspondent in South Africa, recounts the astonishing technological changes that the country has undergone. The Rwandan capital Kigali was as active as a beehive the week of May 11-13, 2016 as the city hosted the World Economic Forum on Africa. The country of …

Dr. Eddy Agbo, a Nigerian bio-technologist, created Urine Test for Malaria (UMT), a device to screen for malaria in the urine. With UMT, doctors will be able to tell, in just 25 minutes, whether a patient has malaria or not. The UMT is actually a rod that accurately detects the proteins of malaria-causing parasites in …

“Djangui”. This local appellation of tontines in Cameroon is also the baptismal name chosen by Jules Guilain Kenfack, computer and telecommunications engineer of Cameroonian nationality, to designate the application that he has just developed, and which makes it possible to manage tontines in line. Thanks to this application, explains its designer, friends scattered around the …

The Nigerian Olufemi Odeleye invented, in 2016, the Tryctor, a mini-tractor that will make small farmers smile again. Indeed, getting a tractor requires a certain investment, not to mention the maintenance of the machine which can be excessively expensive. Most of the time, only farm owners can afford it. But with the Tryctor, all types …

African ingenuity this year reveals breakthroughs in the management of malaria and other public health pathologies, as well as innovative solutions in agriculture and in the energy field … The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the 10 finalists for its flagship program, the Innovation Award for Africa (PIA). The PIA, which celebrates its 5th …

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