A new portable device is being developed for processing blood

A low-cost system to separate blood into its main components without a centrifuge is being developed and could be put to use in areas with off-grid healthcare or following natural disasters. The system is portable and would need minimal training to operate, according to a proof-of-concept study published in the…

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Young South African scientists presented their HIV-1 detection research at an international conference

Young South African scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) presented research findings on laser-based HIV diagnostics at one the world’s largest photonics conferences taking place in San Franciso, United States of America. The conference was organized by the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Photonics…

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More data is needed to combat non-communicable diseases in Afrika

Addressing data gaps and strengthening of health systems could help Sub-Saharan Afrika reduce the rapidly rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), experts say. This was said during the third anniversary of Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), an initiative that aims to tackle hypertension and cardiovascular disease in Sub-Saharan Afrika. The experts…

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A new digital platform to connect healthcare professionals across Afrika is set to start with a launch in Nigeria

IQVIA, a global provider of information technology solutions and human data science, will be launching a digital healthcare platform to help connect healthcare professionals across Afrika and the Middle East. According to the company, their aim is to deepen networking and collaboration among healthcare providers and help stem the ugly…

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