Africa patients offered online helping hand
A recent report found that seven of the 10 fastest-growing internet populations are in Africa
Mobile technology is rapidly transforming the way business is being conducted in Africa, particularly in the healthcare industry, as a result of the growth in internet connectivity. With patients in Africa having to wait in long queues, travel vast distances or wait weeks for a visit from a healthcare provider, e-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions. These unique circumstances and distinctive medical conditions faced on the continent are resulting in African companies that understand these challenges best, leading the way to rapid change. Prior to the start of World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 held earlier in May, global leaders convened to innovatively tackle challenges faced by Africa’s healthcare sector. Delivering the keynote address, the president of Mauritius who is a renowned biodiversity scientist, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, said: "Africa urgently needs science, technology, and innovation to secure a prosperous, healthy, peaceful, and sustainable...