The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
Although many African countries' increased focus on strengthening their healthcare systems has led to improved outcomes, the continent still faces huge challenges
A new subsidiary, WPP Health & Wellness, has been formed by WPP to build on it areas of competitive advantage and accelerate growth, new opportunities and better health outcomes for clients.
Merck has followed up the success of its Cancer Access Program, which empowers women in the field of oncology, where they were underrepresented, with another initiative that empowers African women - this time in the field of research, to offer better health care to women
Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations
The challenge in developing countries is that they are often ill equipped to transport, store and distribute vaccines, which could save millions of lives
I started my career as a doctor dealing with big healthcare firms and now I am the chief medical officer for GSK, so I have seen things from both sides.
Murray Stewart 15 Nov 2016
Figures indicate that Africa's middle class has more than tripled over the past 30 years. This trend, bodes well for the health insurance industry
DHL's 6th annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference saw over 125 healthcare professionals and logistics experts come together to discuss 'Delivering Healthcare to Africa'
The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda
Collins Mwai 25 Oct 2016
In an African first, a series of four procedures to implant the world's smallest pacemaker was performed at Mediclinic Panorama in Cape Town
Prior to 2015, Zika was an obscure virus that received little global attention. No one expected it to spread so rapidly. Consequently, no vaccine were developed.
Ruth Dreifuss and Malebona Precious Matsoso 21 Oct 2016
Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services
The question is how do we keep the healthcare sector sustainable and how will this play out in Africa?..
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife pledged $3bn over the next decade to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
The significant risk to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance and its connection to and impact on agriculture will be discussed at a high-level UN event
It is a sweltering day in Malawi's Nsanje district and the gravel paths in Nelson village are deserted
Ina Skosana 12 Sep 2016
Apart from preventing and treating rheumatic fever in Africa, limited access to interventions, such as heart-valve replacement, remains a major challenge on the continent