Huawei signs 5G smart healthcare deal with Thailand’s Department of Health Services

THAILAND – Huawei and Thailand’s Department of Medical Services (DMS) have signed an agreement to collaborate on 5G-enabled healthcare to establish a smart platform that will facilitate advanced medical treatments in the digital age. Huawei and the DMS will use 5G to launch smart healthcare initiatives involving the nation’s National Cancer Institute and Rajavithi Hospital. In cooperation with the two hospitals, Huawei will provide 5G technology that aims to increase the efficiency of medical services. It will also provide hospital staff with digital knowledge transfer, training, and project supervision to…

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Rapidly expanding global telemedicine market size to reach US$ 440 billion by 2027

USA – The global telehealth market share is projected to reach US$440.77 billion by the year 2027, according to a report by Reports and Data. Telehealth is a technological form of delivering healthcare services from a remote location using a variety of communicative technologies such as mobile devices and computers. The adoption of technology in the healthcare sector, presence of favorable reimbursement policies on teleconsultation, the growing penetration of the internet market, and increased chronic illness burden has seen an increase in demand for telehealth services in recent years. Driven…

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Infusion center giant IVX Health gets US$100 M boost to accelerate expansion

USA – IVX Health has announced that it has completed US$ 100 million from Great Hill Partners in a Series F investment round to accelerate its entry into new markets and make its outpatient infusion centers the nation’s preferred pharmaceutical care destinations for patients with chronic conditions. IVX, an intensive care infusion company, was founded in 2012 and has ever since grown to more than 50 infusion centers in 16 markets in the United States. It is a national provider of infusion and injection therapy as an alternative to hospital-based…

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Moroccan e-health startup DataPathology raises US$223,000 funding

MOROCCO – Casablanca-based MedTech platform, DataPathology, has successfully raised US$232,000 in its latest funding round to help it transform the pathological diagnosis system and improve services provided to practitioners and patients. Founded in 2020 by Hicham El Attar and Mohammed El Khannoussi, DataPathology fights shortage and delays of diagnosis of cancer patients in rural areas, providing healthcare practitioners with a complete solution to help them deliver a quality pathological diagnosis, quickly and efficiently. The startup is now planning to scale that solution across Morocco and Africa with the help of…

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Africa CDC to launch Eastern regional co-ordination center in Kenya

ETHIOPIA –   The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is set to launch the Eastern regional co-ordination center in Kenya come October. The East African RCC will be launched under the theme of “Ensuring effective preparedness and response to current public health threats in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.” The RCC serves as a hub for Africa CDC surveillance, preparedness, and emergency response activities, and coordinates regional public health initiatives by Member States in consultation with the Africa CDC headquarters. Speaking…

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South Africa exits third wave as number of fully vaccinated people clocks 8.4 M

SOUTH AFRICA – According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), South Africa has officially exited its third wave of Covid-19 infections. “Nationally, we have exited the third wave, according to the current definition. The national seven-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate, and testing rate continue to decrease, with sustained decreases seen in all provinces,” the statement read. According to statistics published by the NICD, the country recorded 2,896,943 laboratory-confirmed cases as of yesterday. There were 51 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the confirmed…

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