Friday, May 13 2022

COVID prompts call for more investment in Africa’s healthcare systems

Robert L. Rikard

Experts are calling for increased investment in healthcare infrastructure in Africa to support data collection, research and development related to […]

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Fever-Tree sees its turnover increase by a quarter and records “strong” growth in all markets

Robert L. Rikard

Premium blender brand Fever-Tree has saw a 23% increase of full-year revenue growth (+26% reported), with the company saying it […]

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Africa: Health, Happiness and Income Inequality – New Perspectives from an African Perspective

Robert L. Rikard

The problems associated with some forms of inequity are easier to understand than others. Unequal access to health care or […]

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Health Sector Financing Strategies in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

Never before in the last half-century has the healthcare landscape in Africa seen so much change and so much interest. […]

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African health tech start-ups find support with incubator money

Robert L. Rikard

Frustrated by the lack of pathologists in African hospitals and the slow pace of test results, Kenyan doctor Joshua Kibera […]

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Dr. Williams Anarfi Wins Supreme African Youth Model of the Year Award at SDTA Awards 2021

Robert L. Rikard

Dr Williams SK Anarfi receiving his award Innovation, passion, perseverance, youth empowerment and hard work are among the few things […]

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Omicron hospitalization rate less than 10% of Delta, says South African health minister, citing preliminary data

Robert L. Rikard

Marianne Guenot December 17, 2021, 2:22 PM A medical professional performs a COVID-19 test on a traveler at OR Tambo […]

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South Africa: Health in 2021 – Another tumultuous year in less than a thousand words

Robert L. Rikard

It wasn’t rocket science when we predicted in early 2021 that South Africa’s biggest challenge this year would be getting […]

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South African youth tackle coal and the climate crisis

Robert L. Rikard

Last month, the Center for Environmental Rights (CER), a South African environmental law organization and a close partner of Earthjustice, […]

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Africa: Minister of Health expresses South Africa’s outrage over travel ban to World Health Assembly

Robert L. Rikard

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla said he would make a statement to the World Health Assembly expressing the government’s anger […]

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South African Minister of Health criticizes travel restrictions on Omicron variant – Oakland News Now

Robert L. Rikard

Oakland News Now – South African Minister of Health criticizes travel restrictions on Omicron variant – video made by the […]

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‘Unwarranted, counterproductive’: South African health minister reacts to travel ban on omicron variant Covid-19 | world news

Robert L. Rikard

As several countries impose travel restrictions or bans on passengers from South Africa due to the discovery of the new […]

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Variants ‘haunt’ the world with vaccine imbalance between rich and poor countries

Robert L. Rikard

People wait to be vaccinated at a shopping mall, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, November 26, 2021. World Health Organization […]

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Healthcare startup Africa Health Holdings secures $ 18 million Series A funding to deploy technology services – TechCrunch

Robert L. Rikard

Africa Health Holdings, a multi-hospital health care start-up, has secured $ 18 million in a Series A round, funds that […]

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South Africa: PhD student in health sciences receives Google scholarship

Robert L. Rikard

PhD student Dennis Dogbey, of the Medical Biotechnology and Immunotherapy (MB&I) Research Unit of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and […]

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MSF urges vaccine giants to share technology with Africa

Robert L. Rikard

An international organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has called on the giants of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing to share their technology […]

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Bridging the Healthcare Gap in Africa by Strive Masiyiwa & Gordon Brown

Robert L. Rikard

As the United States and other wealthy countries in the North begin administering booster vaccinations against COVID-19, only 8.5% of […]

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Fighting a pandemic while launching the health revolution in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

When Dr John Nkengasong took the post of first chief of the new African Centers for Disease Control in 2017, […]

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UK rules on Covid vaccines cause hesitation – Africa Health Boss

Robert L. Rikard

BBC Africa The head of the African health agency has warned that the UK’s policy of not accepting Covid-19 vaccine […]

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Young South Africans are not “millennials”

Robert L. Rikard

It’s June, which means it’s Youth Month. But young South Africans are often misunderstood and generalizations tend to abound. So […]

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Risk of COVID-19 wave threatens African healthcare facilities – world

Robert L. Rikard

Brazzaville – As the risk of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases increases, African countries urgently need to […]

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Risk of COVID-19 wave threatens African healthcare facilities

Robert L. Rikard

In the past two weeks, Africa has recorded a 20% increase in cases compared to the previous fortnight. The pandemic […]

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France proposes a “new pact” for the health and economic emergency of Africa

Robert L. Rikard

PARIS France hosted the Summit on the Financing of African Economies on Tuesday, promising a new economic deal for Africa […]

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South African health regulator recommends resuming Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s health regulator recommended resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, days after the country followed the […]

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Which countries are most at risk?

Robert L. Rikard

People were hoping the coronavirus – or COVID-19, as it has been officially renamed by the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Train local leaders to solve global challenges

Robert L. Rikard

Responsible leadership remains one of the greatest development challenges in Africa. African leaders have not always responded effectively to the […]

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