DIGITAL HEALTH & AFRICA

Innovations, insights and trends

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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#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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