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The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 3 days ago

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Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TB

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed
'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

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What if analytics and machine learning could save lives?

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Liberia, before making its way to the UK, US, and Spain. It claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people...

By Aneshan Ramaloo 29 Sep 2017

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices
The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

"Good health, good productivity and good economies depend on safe and nutritious food. Prudent use of antimicrobials in public health and agriculture is essential to achieve this."

26 Sep 2017

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Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa's cash-strapped health sector

Billionaires Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote come together to fund healthcare projects...

By Pavithra Rao 19 Sep 2017

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Why the path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans is within reach

There is huge diversity within and across the 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges these countries face in achieving health outcomes that are at par with low and middle income countries in other regions of the world are numerous and diverse...

By Alex Ezeh, Nelson Sewankambo and Peter Piot 18 Sep 2017

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Sierra Leone starts cholera vaccination drive in disaster areas

Half a million Sierra Leone citizens will have access to life-saving cholera vaccine following severe floods and landslides last month...

7 Sep 2017

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Purple tea is taking over the world, one cup at a time

This new brew is the latest in the global health craze to cause quite a stir (pun intended) and it just so happens to come from Meru, Kenya...

By Sharon Mundia 5 Sep 2017

Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma
Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

The fact that the condition is common in some populations and uncommon in others suggests that it's inherited and comes about as a result of a variation in the genes. If these were identified...

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017
A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

Digital breakthroughs are empowering healthcare organisations. How we adapt technology to the people who use it - patients, health insurers and providers - is going to define the future of health...

By Nivashini Narsiah 31 Aug 2017

Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World
Medsaf wins Nigeria round of Seedstars World

E-health startup Medsaf has won the Nigeria round of Seedstars World...

29 Aug 2017

Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition
Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition

Food alone cannot solve the world's malnutrition crises but only three countries are looking beyond hunger to the other major driver...

By Matthew Ponsford 28 Aug 2017

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AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you...

21 Aug 2017

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory
Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for patients at Zambia's public healthcare facilities...

21 Aug 2017

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Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi's residents

Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The city's poor air quality is evident in its congested streets...

By Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu 17 Aug 2017

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WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

WHO report: Kenyan cholera outbreak
WHO report: Kenyan cholera outbreak

Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases since the beginning of the year...

2 Aug 2017

Three outstanding African innovators walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017.
Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000...

31 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

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Training the community to take care of the children

Approximately 62% of the under-five deaths in the DRC in 2013 were caused by malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, all of which are treatable...

14 Jul 2017

Cancer care comes to Western Kenya
Cancer care comes to Western Kenya

A new cancer treatment centre in Western Kenya can treat up to 60 patients a day, and brings advanced care to a largely underserved region...

10 Jul 2017

How wearable tech can improve employee wellness
How wearable tech can improve employee wellness

Technology is transforming employee wellness programmes. Gone are the days that nurses do the physical checkups for many European and US countries...

By Steven Howard 10 Jul 2017

Cipla collaborates with American Cancer Society to increase access to cancer treatment in Africa
Cipla collaborates with American Cancer Society to increase access to cancer treatment in Africa

Cipla has announced a groundbreaking market access agreement with the American Cancer Society, the Clinton Health Access Imitative and the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer...

Issued by Cipla 7 Jul 2017

DR Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak
DR Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA - The Congolese health minister has declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo...

4 Jul 2017

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug
Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa...

29 Jun 2017

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards closed on 30 June...

Issued by Topco Media 27 Jun 2017

COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa
COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa

COHSASA was one of 540 companies from 18 different countries to host an exhibition for three days at the largest health conference on the continent, Africa Health 2017...

Issued by COHSASA 22 Jun 2017

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