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Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

Nigeria needs $1.1bn for meningitis vaccine programme

The sum of $1.1bn is currently required to vaccinate 22m people in the five Nigerian states affected by the outbreak of the type C cerebro-spinal meningitis

By Damilola Oyedele 4 Apr 2017

Renovations at Nigeria's largest hospital complete

A N200m renovation project to sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists' Hospital in Kano, Nigeria has been completed

3 Mar 2017

Nigeria uses tracking system to evaluate medical resources

One third of more than 700 health facilities in the conflict-ridden Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, a WHO report says

3 Jan 2017

SMS for Life 2.0 launched to monitor medicine levels in Nigeria

A programme aimed at increasing the availability of essential medicines by using simple, available, and affordable technology has been launched in Kaduna, Nigeria

12 Dec 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services

3 Oct 2016

Rotary adds $35m to polio-fighting coffers

Following three new cases of polio in Nigeria, Rotary has added $35m in grants to support the global effort to end the disease..

21 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Thesis sharpens focus on a neonatal HIV vaccine

The impact of myeloid-derived suppressor cells on vaccine immunity will lay the foundation for a neonatal HIV vaccine

22 Jul 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert

15 Jul 2016

COHSASA-accredited hospital earns top award for health excellence in Nigeria

Reddington Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria has won one of the country's most prestigious excellence awards for service delivery for the third year running

Issued by COHSASA 6 Jul 2016

#YouthMonth: Soapie cleans up attitude to HIV/Aids

Exploiting mass media to affect change in behaviour in young people has paid off in the war against HIV/Aids, a study shows

9 Jun 2016

Nigerian president saluted for anti-polio campaign

Nigerian president named Polio Eradication Champion

10 Mar 2016

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa

4 Dec 2014

SA holds solemn reception as deceased return home

Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.

17 Nov 2014

[MRMW] Making face-to-face research mobile to better tackle African HIV research

Africa, HIV, and research have long been bedfellows - but what happens if you add mobile methodology to the mix?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.

20 Aug 2014

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

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