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Kenya Signed Telemedicine Agreement With Italian Hospital

During the pandemic time, Kenya's competence in telemedicine in Africa is gaining traction, with more relationships with global firms being seen. The latest in a nation regarded as the continent's most promising e-health industry is an agreement inked by the Kenyan government with Italy's largest private hospital company Gruppo San Donato (GSD) and Italian medical university Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. The cooperation aims to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 29th July 2021

Nigerian Health tech company Field Intelligence expands in Kenya

Field Intelligence, a Nigerian-based health tech firm that is digitising the supply chain and altering access to vital, life-saving drugs, has expanded its revolutionary pharmaceutical platform-Shelf Life- to Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Naivasha in Kenya. This addition complements Field Intelligence's current 700+ pharmacy membership, which has delivered medicines to over 1.4 million patients. Pharmacies utilise the Shelf Life.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 29th July 2021

Rwanda gets $3.6m from EU to upgrade labs for Covid-19 jab production

Rwanda has inked a collaboration agreement with the European Union for Rwf3.6 billion ($3.6 million) to help enhance the country's laboratory capacity in order to attract companies to produce Covid-19 vaccines. The monies will be used to improve the Food and Drugs Administration's quality control for medicinal items, allowing the regulator to get World Health Organization certification (WHO). Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th July 2021

Kenya Based Medical Firm Exports Medical Supplies to Tanzania

A medical equipment manufacturing business headquartered in Kilifi has secured a contract to deliver medical equipment to Tanzania. Tanzania has bought 11 million Covid-19 vaccination syringes from Revital Healthcare EPZ Ltd, which has ordered the 2ml, 5ml, and 10ml vaccine syringes. This comes on the heels of Kenya and Tanzania's improved relationship since President Samia Suluhu entered office in March of this year. Since.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th July 2021

Tanzania gears towards Covid-19 vaccination

Once considered as the staunch anti-Covid country, Tanzania is gearing towards vaccination after a team of health experts handed in their report on how to roll out mass inoculation to President Samia Suluhu. The report comes a month after a special committee of experts handed in another report evaluating the Covid-19 situation in the country. The Tanzania daily The Citizen revealed that among other things, the team, chaired by Prof.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th June 2021

Bangladeshi firm to manufacture diabetes, malaria drugs in Kenya

Square Pharmaceuticals, one of Bangladesh's major drugmakers, will begin producing pharmaceuticals at its multibillion-dollar manufacturing plant in Kenya within the next four months, aiming to meet unmet demand in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and South Sudan. The pharmaceutical company began building of a facility in the tax-free export processing zones (EPZ) in Athi River in 2018, with an initial expenditure of Ksh2.58.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 31st May 2021

America's DFC invests $5m in Africa Healthcare Network

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has announced the first release of a $5 million direct loan to Africa Healthcare Network (AHN), the biggest dialysis clinic operator in East Africa. The initiative is part of DFC's complete COVID-19 Response, which aims to mitigate the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as DFC's Global Health and Prosperity Initiative, which aims to enhance global health.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 31st May 2021

Kenya's Nakuru County Partners With UK Firm To Automate Medical Records

The County Government of Nakuru has partnered with a software developer based in the United Kingdom to automate medical records and revenue collection at all public health facilities in the county. Dr. Daniel Wainaina, Acting Chief Officer for Public Health Services, said the Elephant Healthcare Turnkey Solution, based in London, will digitize service delivery at Bahati, Langalanga, and Olenguruone Sub-County Hospitals on a trial.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 28th April 2021

IFC partners with Philips and the Co-op Bank of Kenya in $281m Healthcare deal

The World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced collaborations with health technology company Philips and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya to assist small businesses in the health sector in purchasing critical medical equipment and strengthening their response to Covid-19 and other pressing healthcare challenges. The agreement is intended to provide risk-sharing services and assist small companies in obtaining up.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 22nd April 2021

M3 Inc. of Japan to invest in Africa Health Holdings Ltd.

M3, Inc., a medical Web portal headquartered in Tokyo, has announced that its multi-stage corporate venture fund 1P1Y will invest in Africa Health Holdings Ltd, which runs medical facilities in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. M3 will use this investment to improve the effectiveness and complexity of Africa Health's infrastructure, as well as to support its expansion plans. M3 will support Africa Health by leveraging its physician platform and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th March 2021

Ghana's health startup mPharma launches in Ethiopia

Belayab Pharmaceuticals has signed a franchise agreement to open Haltons Pharmacies in Ethiopia with Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma. Under the terms of the agreement, mPharma will use its technology platforms, expertise, and extensive experience working with hospitals and retail pharmacies across Africa to help Ethiopia achieve universal medical coverage for all of its patients. mPharma and Belayab Pharmaceuticals are preparing.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th March 2021

Investments have turned Tanzania into a medical tourism hub

Investing in specialist care has decreased the number of patients seeking medical attention overseas at exorbitant rates by more than 95%, from 200 to 300 patients a year, to less than 60. Eventually, government attempts to expand spending in the health sector have led the country to draw patients from surrounding nations. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Comoro, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Burundi are some of the neighboring.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th February 2021



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