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Ghanaian female scientist receives international award for research

Dr Priscilla Mante from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana has been named one of the 15 International Rising Talents and the only African award recipient in 2019’s ‘Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent Award, becoming the first recipient of the award from her institution. Dr. Priscilla Kolibea Mante is researching

Smartphones to diagnose Infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the spread of infectious diseases. The review, published in Nature, outlines how healthcare workers in low-income countries, like those in sub-Saharan Africa, could use existing smartphones to diagnose, track and control infectious diseases in low-income countries. There are

Project ECHO to Tackle Africa’s Health Challenges spreads

A new collaborative learning and practice platform dedicated to improving health care delivery in Africa is mobilizing powerful new multi-country partnerships and equipping frontline health workers to better combat devastating diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, cancer, cholera, and Ebola. On February 18-19, Project ECHO will conduct an immersion workshop training in Johannesburg, South Africa, for around

Digital health technology could improve quality, patient safety in Africa

Despite high death rates due to injury, less than half of the Africans have access to modern health facilities, According to experts, a majority of these cases could be avoidable through the implementation of digital health technology, with out-of-hospital care and monitoring forecasted to grow globally by 30 per cent to cross the $25 billion

Bill Gates to deliver remarks at the AU Summit 2019

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver remarks at the African Union Summit 2019 and the first annual Africa Leadership Meeting set for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking to an audience of Heads of State and Government, representatives of the African Union and business leaders, Gates will highlight the remarkable progress

HelpAge International launches project to strengthen health systems for older people in Africa

The Governments of Kenya and Mozambique jointly with HelpAge International have launched a three-year project in Nairobi that will seek to make health systems in Africa more responsive to the health and care needs of older persons. The Better Health for Older Persons in Africa (BHOPA) project is funded by the Maxwell Harvey Legacy Grant,

Ghana’s First Lady picked Nutrition Champion

Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been made a Nutrition Champion by the African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday in acknowledgement of her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the

Kenya: NCDs leading cause of death of older people, Global AgeWatch Insights report reveals

The number of deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is on the rise, according to the Kenya findings of Global AgeWatch Insights 2018, a new report from HelpAge International and AARP. Kenya has seen an increase of cases of non-communicable diseases, with the Ministry of Health reporting they are responsible for over 55%

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