Now patients across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America can consult licensed physicians by phone, video or text affordably and immediately – from the comfort of their own home or office. ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2016 / PRNewswire — For the first time, patients in developing countries can search for and receive expert, highly-specialized […]"Innovative “LiveMD” Platform Revolutionizes Health Care Delivery in Countries Where Access To Expert Doctors is Severely Limited & Overpriced"
LIVERPOOL, England, Dec. 21, 2015 / PRNewswire — The University of Liverpool’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme has been accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), a globally recognised accrediting body for masters-level public health programmes. APHEA is a partnership between five leading European public health associations to promote quality education […]"The University of Liverpool Online Master of Public Health Receives APHEA Accreditation"
— 3.3 billion people in 97 countries worldwide at risk of malaria infection1 — 584,000 deaths from malaria were estimated in 20131 — ~90% of deaths caused by malaria occur in Africa, and children under 5 years account for 78% of all deaths1 — Malaria can be prevented and treated BASEL, Switzerland, Dec. 8, 2015 […]"Novartis supporting education in the fight against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa"
In advance of World AIDS Day, Population Services International (PSI) and UNITAID team up in a two-year project that will scale up HIV self-testing in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. WASHINGTON, and HARARE, Zimbabwe, Nov. 30, 2015 / PRNewswire – Today, on the eve of World AIDS Day, PSI joined UNITAID, the World Health Organization and […]"Population Services International And UNITAID Launch The Largest Effort Ever To Catalyze HIV Self-Testing In Africa"
By: SAM WAMBUGU The widespread availability of mobile technology is an exceptional opportunity to expand services to the population. Mobile health, or mHealth, is the use of short messaging service (SMS), wireless data transmission, voice calling, and smartphone applications to transmit health-related information or direct care. The growth rate of the mobile market in sub-Sahara Africa is one of the highest worldwide. Improved network coverage, launch of 3G and 4G, together with the possibilities provided…"It’s time we used mobile technology to save lives"
By: LINET WAFULA Busia governor has ordered striking health workers to return to work by Monday or be sacked. The medical staff have been on strike since Monday, a situation that has caused the death of three patients and paralysed health services in all county hospitals. A spot check by Nation team revealed that Busia referral hospital has become a ghost institution. Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’ on Saturday accused the workers of being insincere saying the…"Get back to work or be sacked, Busia health workers told"