Category Archive: Africa

Stories from Africa

Aug 09

eGabon – US$ 57.50 million eHealth project

Gabon already boasts a fairly sophisticated information and communications technology base. It is a regional leader in eGovernment development and a leader in broadband. Now, with support from the World Bank, the country is trying to transform their public health services. Putting health services online, experts say, will both improve basic care and improve efficiency. …

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Jun 07

MomConnect an SMS service making great inroads

MomConnect  is a mobile phone-based messaging service to provide South Africa’s estimated 1.2-million pregnant women with free antenatal health care information.  Maternal and infant mortality is still a huge issue in South Africa. In 2015, 41 out of 1000 children under five died, while 140 out of 100,000 mothers lost their lives. In 2014, the South …

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