In a Marathon, Anesthesiologist Improves African Health Care One Step at a Time

As a young anesthesiologist, Mark Newton, MD, made a brave and unusual decision. Together with his wife Sue and their two small sons, he moved to rural Kenya to work at Kijabe Hospital. It wasn’t just a visit; with over a decade of medical mission work under his belt, Dr. Newton realized that to have an enduring influence as a medical educator in Africa, he needed to live where he was practicing.
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CardioComm Solutions to be an integral part of Europtima’s strategic initiative to introduce state-of-the-art medical solutions overseas

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – October 29, 2015) – CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSXV: EKG) (“CardioComm Solutions” or the “Company”) a global medical provider of consumer heart monitoring and medical electrocardiogram (“ECG”) software solutions, today confirmed that is has signed a marketing and sales agreement with UAE-based Europtima Medical Solutions FZ, LLC (“EMS”), a company dedicated to provide medical technology, hardware and software solutions to hospitals, private clinics and other medical facilities in several middle east countries as well as Africa and Europe.
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UNDP completes phase one of EVD support to health facilities

As part of its EVD response programme, a UNDP Technical Team set up to oversee the autoclave installation has completed phase one of the delivery and installation of six autoclaves at medical facilities across the country.
A statement issued by the UNDP in Monrovia on Tuesday said with the delivery and installation of these pressure chamber and sterilized equipment, hospitals like the Tellewoyan health facility in Lofa County, C.H.
Rennie Hospital in Kakata and Phebe in Bong, now have a machine to help manage medical and non-medical wastes.
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Trends shaping pharma industry in Africa

Imagine the future’: DHL’s Annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference focused on life sciences & healthcare supply chains and enhancing the life sciences and healthcare sector
-Africa highlighted as a market with high potential for life sciences & healthcare companies
-As growth in developed markets stagnates, companies in the life sciences and healthcare market are increasingly looking for growth in Africa.
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Africa’s first automated microbiology lab unveiled in Durban

Africa’s first automated microbiology lab has been unveiled in Durban. This cutting edge technology will contribute to reducing health care costs due to quicker and more efficient diagnosis of medical conditions and treatment of patients.
The state of the art diagnostic system is set to revolutionise patient diagnosis in KwaZulu-Natal. And it’s the first of its kind for microbiology in Africa.

The BD Kiestra at the Lancet Laboratories in Durban will enable the testing of different medical samples like urine and blood quicker and in a more standardised manner.

General Manager of Becton, Dickinson and Company, the developers of Kiestra, Ian Wakefield, says based on the success of Kiestra in Duban, there are plans to roll it out to Johannesburg and Pretoria soon.

“As a manual method, it’s very time consuming, very laborious and requires a lot of resources to do. What it has done is firstly standardised clinical practice leading to improved quality of results. It’s really setting the tone in terms of the future of microbiology showing that through an automated system you can get better efficiencies. This is just a quote from Dr David Garner a microbiologist in the UK, who says the patients benefit from the accuracy of the results, the reliability of the results and the speed of the result.”

Dr Krishnee Moodley a medical microbiologist at Lancet laboratories says, “By speeding up the results that actually arrive by the patient’s bedside we are giving the doctor appropriate antibiotic choices so he is able to step down from the broader more expensive antibiotics to the narrow spectrum more appropriate for the patient and patients are able to respond quicker and discharged faster.”

Gambia: Seven children on medical trip to Germany

Seven Gambian children diagnosed with different health conditions, have been flown to Germany for further medical attention, APA can report Tuesday.The medical trip is sponsored by local NGO Project Aid-The Gambia in collaboration with a German international organization called the Peace Village.
According to health officials, the children who left Banjul on Monday, were not the first batch to benefit from the treatment package in the European nation.
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Serenus Biotherapeutics Opens East African Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya

DUBLIN, IRELAND and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — (Marketwired) — 10/12/15 — Serenus Biotherapeutics, which is bridging the divide between the world’s leading healthcare markets and the growing demand for access to innovative drugs and devices in the emerging nations of Africa, today announced the opening of an East African regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
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