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  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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This is no time to neglect hepatitis - 70-million Africans are infected

In 2016, the WHO set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030...

By Pauline Bakibinga 2 days ago

Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care"...

By Mark Shrime 23 Jul 2021

Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness

The government of The Gambia recently announced that the country had eliminated trachoma...

By Musa Mutali 7 Jun 2021

Ebola survivors: their health struggles and how best to support them

West Africa's Ebola outbreak between 2013 and 2016 was the most widespread in the history of the disease. By the end of the outbreak, more than 28,000 people were infected and 11,000 succumbed to the disease...

By Peter B James, Abdulai Jawo Ba, Amie Steel, Jon Adams & Jon Wardle 28 May 2021

Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: evidence from 22 African countries

In a time when the world is focusing on Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio...

By Jean-Francois Maystadt, Kalle Hirvonen & Nik Stoop 21 May 2021

It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

By Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 10 May 2021

#BizTrends2021: African demands for post-Covid healthcare align impact with investor opportunity in 2021

The Covid-19 emergency has focused minds on the urgent need for improved healthcare across Africa, aligning unprecedented opportunity for positive social impact with competitive returns...

By Jason Mitchell 11 Jan 2021

Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

New research examines impact of climate change on health effects related to pesticide exposure

According to research by Dr Cliff Zinyemba, climate change may lead to an increase in health effects associated with exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides...

28 Dec 2020

Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa

Professor Ralph Hamann from UCT's Graduate School of Business is among a group of researchers analysing the initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa...

24 Dec 2020

Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020




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