Little is known about palliative care in Africa. Appropriate and supportive palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life and is an essential part of a functioning health system. However, due to the difficulties in the implementation of prompt and effective palliative care systems, it is still largely absent or ineffective in rural […]
Mobile Midwife is a subscription service, it was launched in October 2014 on AIRTEL Network where subscribers are to pay a service charge of #30 per week, the service provides timely maternal and child health information tailored to the mother’s stage of pregnancy or baby’s age, combined with recorded voice messages that make the information […]
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Use of technology in Nigeria healthcare has been tailored towards the health system functions, like disease surveillance, monitoring and reporting of health information, health financing and health care resource management. Appropriate use of technology in Nigeria healthcare has been recorded to increase the quality of health care service provided, increase the number of people […]
President of the Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), a non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, Ameh Zion Abba, has emphasised the need for every individual to be aware of their mental health status. Speaking recently with News Express Correspondent in Abuja, on the purpose of the organisation, Ameh stressed that “apart from driving mental health, […]
Polio immunization is a preventive vaccine given to babies to prevent them from contracting poliomyelitis disease. The mobile baby polio immunization program is a geographic information service geared at polio tracking. The application is designed to improve vaccination rates in pre-identified risk areas. The platform uses mobile network, smart phones and server to generate risk […]
Healthcare system in Nigeria needs to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to improve the current system. Lanre Kolade, Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, , highlighted the need during a keynote speech at the Information Communications Technology and Telecommunications (ICTEL) Expo, 2017 organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry . […]
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e-health startup the hearX Group has raised just over US$2.8 million from international investors and funding grants over the last 16 months to help it expand internationally and build its product range.Developed at the University of Pretoria by Prof De Wet Swanepoel and Dr Herman Myburgh in 2013, the hearX Group launched as a startup during 2015. […]
Kenya's Ministry of health has partnered with care givers-survey platform, Care for Carers (C4C) to introduce a mobile app that helps medical practitioners and care-givers get timely medical care after accidental exposure to infection. As reported by Tech news Kenya, the mobile app aims to address risks of infection by giving health workers a tool […]
By: DONAH MBABAZI Information and communication technology (ICT) is no longer just bits and bytes; it has become a tool to scale the world to greater heights. Various sectors have embraced it as a tool driving development, the health sector inclusive. During the African Health Forum of the World Health Organisation that was held last month, […]
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e-Health practitioners in Kenya have welcomed proposed legislation, including the Health Act 2017 and the Kenya Standard and Guidelines for mHealth Systems, and believe these will safeguard the role of mobility in the sector and encourage interoperability between private and public healthcare. The Health Act 2017 states that within three years of its operation, the […]
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