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July 13, 2016

Top 10 healthcare apps for Africa

Find-A-Med- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.find_a_med.app&hl=en

Featured in the IT News Africa top mobile apps made in Africa feature, Find-A-Med is a location based mobile application that allows users to find the closest health center.

Additionally, the app also stores your basic health information in case of an emergency. The app aims to make all healthcare facilities across Nigeria accessible and searchable from a mobile device.

Kids First Aid- http://www.iosappdownload.org/download.php?boaID=376222

As Africa is a connected continent, first aid tips are at the tap of an app. The Kids First Aid app gives emergency information to [...]

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July 13, 2016

Limpopo reassures patients on ARVs

The Limpopo health department says the shortage of antiretroviral medicine in Vuwani clinics is related to a national supply problem rather than violence in the area

Since the start of demarcation protests in the Vuwani area of Vhembe, residents especially in the Mashau village, have reported that they have been unable to receive their ARVs. Clinic staff told them that they had not received stock due to the protests in the area, as all the roads were barricaded.

However, Thabiso Teffo, spokesperson for Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phopi Ramathuba, said this was not true.

“I can confirm with you that no shortage of medicine, namely ARVs, was reported due to the unrest in the [...]

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July 13, 2016

The costs of flu in SA

The flu season can see you coughing up about R4000 in costs and the South African economy loses more than R2-billion because of colds and flu every year

This is according to 2015 research by the Global Hygiene Council (GHC).

The study of more than 9 000 people across 17 countries, including South Africa, also found that the average person misses 4.5 days of school or work due to an infection and 91% of people reported taking at least some time off work or school due to an infection in 2014.

“The socio-economic implications of cold and flu, such as health complications, lost productivity, school absenteeism, and cost of healthcare can be limited by avoiding the spread of [...]

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