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Human Trial of Covid-19 Vaccine Gives Promising Results
The first human trials of a Covid-19 experimental vaccine has offered a glimmer of hope after the test subjects were able to stimulate an immune response against the infection, the manufacturer, Moderna, announced on Monday, May 18.
Health Workers Union Officials To Sit In COVID-19 Taskforce
Health workers’ unions will now be represented in the COVID-19 Taskforce following a deal inked on Friday suspending a strike set to begin on Monday.
COVID-19 Taskforce
Uganda to hand out free masks
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said the government will distribute free masks to all citizens aged above six-years-old before lifting coronavirus containment measures.
Rwf800 billion to accelerate Rwanda's economic recovery
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) has assembled a team ausing phone data profiles trace people who had contacts with Covid-19 patients.
Rwanda Utilities
15th presidential address on COVID-19 situation in Uganda
In a live session, President Museveni clarifies on new COVID-19 lockdown measures to be implemented in the country
Combating COVID-19 via X-ray powered imaging
COVID-19 has resulted in a higher than anticipated uplift in the radiography market in Q1 and Q2 of 2020.
Kenya’s healthcare system embraces tech
Kenya is known as one of the early adopters and front runners of technology and innovative ICT solutions.
Rwanda opts for digital tools in Covid-19 contact tracing
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) has assembled a team ausing phone data profiles trace people who had contacts with Covid-19 patients.
Rwanda Utilities
The upside to coronavirus pandemic
Reports that textile factories have retooled and are now producing much-needed health-related goods such as gloves and face masks that were previously imported is a pointer to the direction the country should go in even after the coronavirus pandemic is contained.
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Frontline health workers are at great risk with the lack of adequate protective gear
News that a local health worker has contracted the coronavirus has just demonstrated the increased need for the provision of personal protective equipment for the individuals on the frontline combating the spread of the virus.
Kenya’s 3D printing community is making Covid-19 equipment to fill a deficit as caseloads rise
As Kenya prepares for a rise in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, 3D printing companies are designing and printing personal protective equipment (PPEs) and parts for medical devices to address the expected medical equipment deficit in the country.
COVID Talk Powered by World Medical Association
Discussion with Dr Jacquelin Kitulu, President of Kenya Medical Association on the measures to keep the number of COVID cases as low as possible in Kenya.
Covid crisis drives Kenya’s innovation
The coronavirus crisis has presented great opportunities with people thinking fast and developing new technologies in response to the pandemic.
Kitui Textile plugs in supply of preventive gears
As the world grapples with dwindling supply of Covid-19 preventive gears, Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) is plugging in the gap producing 30, 000 face masks daily.
A hotel could be converted into a COVID-19 hospital in just 10 days
International design firm HKS examines how hotels and schools can be rapidly converted into hospitals.
Strong uplift in shipments expected for ventilators, despite current extreme shortage
The ventilator market this year will be worth US$4.6bn.
Scanning for certainty: Navigating the ultrasound market during the COVID-19 pandemic
Healthcare providers are using ultrasound systems for the triage, monitoring, and diagnosis of COVID-19 patients.
New tech at KEMRI to enable Kenya to mass test for virus
Kenya has overcome a major bottleneck in mass testing for coronavirus, thanks to an innovation by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri).
Ventilators – the difference between life and death in Coronavirus
For patients with the worst effects of Coronavirus, ventilators offer the best chance of survival.
COVID-19: A look at challenges and growth drivers in healthcare
The region’s healthcare sector is in a strong position to respond to medical crises as they emerge.
Point of care Coronavirus test revealed by Randox Biosciences
Vivalytic viral respiratory tract infection array detecting SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).