DIGITAL HEALTH & AFRICA

Innovations, insights and trends

#BeBoldForChange – Isis Nyong’o on Developing an Online Village for Women and Parents

Isis Nyong’o, Founder and CEO of MumsVillage, is an international innovator and business woman working to support parents throughout Kenya. In her professional career she has taken on leadership roles in nascent markets throughout Africa to innovate and drive businesses to their potential, serving as Principal at Asphalt and Ink, Managing Director of InMobi, and senior management positions at…
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How Technology Innovation is Evolving in Uganda

Joseph Kaizzi, a Ugandan tech innovator is no stranger to the value of disruptive technologies. His company ThinVoid (U) Ltd employs cutting edge solutions based on global standards while understanding and adapting to the local environment, markets and tech-space. Their flagship product, Tambula, uses location awareness, micro-credit and indirect insurance services to create a cost-effective solution for small businesses and…
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10 Considerations about Health Technology and the Cloud in East Africa

Healthcare is largely data-intensive and collaborative in nature, with considerable amounts of data processing and storage needs. Cloud-based solutions are readily available to users through the internet, lowering operating and storage costs, streamlining services, offering offsite capabilities, and updating easily. Cloud-based solutions are common and expanding in many sectors globally but what does it mean for healthcare in East Africa?…
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Patient Motivation: A case study on health care vouchers through text messages

In Kenya, mHealth is improving access to information and health service delivery. access.mobile International along with PharmAccess Foundation seeks to understand how to best engage patients and improve health outcomes through mHealth interventions. Together, we conducted a study of SMS-based bulk messaging and vouchers for health care to identify the impact on health-seeking behaviour in Kenya. As presented by…
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Africa’s Digital Transformation: access.mobile’s experience in health technology for Sub-Saharan Africa

access.mobile International addresses the imbalance between the supply and demand of healthcare in the African context using practical, affordable and usable technology to reduce the scarcity of providers and a high and growing demand for quality healthcare. We are excited about the growth and progress of our company in 2016. In January, we set up an office in Nairobi,…
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