DIGITAL HEALTH & AFRICA

Innovations, insights and trends

Leapfrogging Fintech and Building for Africa’s Future: Perspectives from Flutterwave Co-Founder Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

African industries are quickly evolving, shifting from analog to digital technology and systems. The African Fintech industry is no exception and has been lauded for embracing the new digital economy and using innovation to transform the industry. At the forefront of the Fintech space in Africa is Flutterwave, a Y-Combinator technology company on a mission to connect Africa to the…
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Creating a Legacy for African Innovators

Entrepreneurs are disrupting sectors and changing lives across Africa. The successes and stories of these innovators and programs are too often unknown or overlooked. Nnamdi Oranye, the author of Disrupting Africa and “Innovation Guru” on South Africa’s Power FM 98.7, has made it his mission to chronicle the lives of entrepreneurs who are changing the African landscape. He…
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5 Considerations to Improve User Adoption in East Africa

User adoption is important across regions and sectors, but how can we optimize end-user uptake and satisfaction? As a growing digital health company in East Africa, we don’t have all the answers, but we have five years of experience to share and we continue learning each month about this dynamic market and sector. The East African landscape is currently…
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mHealth Innovation in Ghana: A West African Perspective on Digital Transformation in Healthcare

In Ghana, mobile technology is widely available with more mobile connections than people in the country. At the end of 2015 in Ghana, GSMA reports the SIM penetration of 124% although mobile broadband was lower at 31% with large variation between urban and rural locations. With the number of phones and growing broadband infrastructure, mobile technologies have tremendous potential to…
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How can technology strengthen African infrastructures and economies?

Recognizing the importance of the digital transformation and its potential impact on African infrastructures and economies, Microsoft hosted high-level government officials, select innovators, and Microsoft representatives from across the Middle East and Africa at two-day events held in Nairobi and Dakar in early March. With sessions on health, agriculture, transport, taxes and justice, attendees had the opportunity to discuss opportunities,…
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