Sustaining the Mission: Strategic Options to Scale Unjani Clinics NPC by 2030

Unjani Clinics NPC, a non-profit organization which has a goal of improving access to primary healthcare in South Africa, has grown exponentially from six pilot clinics to 54 clinics nationwide.  The business model is based on the idea of empowering black South African nurses to work as entrepreneurs who own and operate their own clinics […]

AstraZeneca unveils Africa Health Innovation Hub

Bio-pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has launched the Africa Health Innovation Hub, which will use the latest science and technology, including artificial intelligence, to improve access to healthcare on the continent. The official launch event took place last week at the Daspoort Poli Clinic in Pretoria, South Africa, where healthcare practitioners were able to demonstrate the use […]

AstraZeneca Launches Pioneering Africa Health Innovation Hub To Increase Access To Healthcare Across The Continent

This ground-breaking initiative highlights the company’s commitment to healthcare equity and fostering partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Pioneering A. Catalyst Innovation Hub will embrace new technology including AI; Projects include key partnerships with Tricog Health in Kenya and Medsol AI in South Africa; New hub will focus on education, early diagnosis, technology, and data […]

AI solutions to improve healthcare in Africa are taking centre stage

Investing in Innovation, a pan-African initiative to support the commercialization and impact of African health supply chain innovators, is seeking applications for its second cohort. Selected early and growth-stage start-ups will receive risk-tolerant grant funding and access to market support to accelerate their scale. The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and […]

AstraZeneca launches pioneering Africa Health Innovation Hub

Pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca launches Africa Health Innovation Hub to promote healthcare equity via AI, science and technology. AstraZeneca is teaming up with two African AI companies to boost healthcare via the Africa Health Innovation Hub. This initiative highlights the pharmaceuticals giant’s commitment to healthcare equity and showcases the importance of partnerships with governments, healthcare providers, and […]

AstraZeneca promotes AI use in disease detection

AstraZeneca’s A. Catalyst Network – a connected array of more than 20 hubs worldwide – has welcomed a new hub to its fold: The Africa Health Innovation Hub. The hub – which was launched at the Daspoort Poli Clinic in Pretoria – drives the company’s commitment to healthcare equity and fostering partnerships with a range […]

AstraZeneca partners with SA healthtech firm to enhance breast cancer detection

Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has announced that it is partnering with South African healthtech firm MedSol AI Solutions to help promote the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the detection of breast cancer through a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi ultrasound probe that can detect the cancer in seconds. “Breast cancer is a devastating disease, with many women […]

South Africa’s first Digital Tech for Startup platform

The Science Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa Day will be held at the margins of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs 2023 with a focus on STI for the SDGs:  STI4SDGs – Levers, Priority Areas, Actionable Steps for Africa.  DigiTech – Proudly supported by South Africa’s first Digital Tech […]

Science Technology and Innovation in Africa

The Science Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa Day will be held at the margins of the Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs 2023 with a focus on STI for the SDGs:  STI4SDGs – Levers, Priority Areas, Actionable Steps for Africa.  Over the past three decades, Africa has made significant progress […]