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The power of mobile apps: Human services from the citizen’s perspective






Mobile technology can make interacting with government easier for the general population, deliver essential services […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Big data: Where can data and analytics take healthcare in Africa?






Numerous opportunities already exist in data analytics, it is up to us to take advantage […]

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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

Health Wearables, Apps & Information Protection






Wearable devices are not new, healthcare professionals have been using heart rate monitors and other […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa

An Ecosystem Approach to Achieving High Quality Healthcare for All






To be successful, a healthcare fund requires the flexibility to  target both smaller and larger entities, […]

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Addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa

International investors are eyeing African healthcare






While money is increasingly flowing into Africa for private healthcare initiatives and South Africa is […]

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Healthcare

Investments in Healthcare in Africa: The Public/Private Divide






Healthcare systems in Africa are complicated by the sometimes opposing objectives, priorities and capabilities of […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Life Sciences in Africa with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa






The African pharmaceutical industry is largely undeveloped, both from a manufacturing and innovation point of […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Policy Support






The overall manufacturing sector across Africa is widely considered to be the ideal industry to […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa

The Business and Economic Impact of Ebola across Africa






KPMG Africa has collaborated across our healthcare practices in West, East and Sub-Saharan Africa to […]

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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

Lunch with our Leader: Is low cost, high quality healthcare in Africa possible?











Last week Sven Byl, Head of Healthcare for Africa and South Africa at KPMG, hosted a Lunch with our Leaders session to talk about how to drive low cost, high quality healthcare in Africa…

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Africa Brief: Implats, Zimbabwe, Comair, drug firms, Congo oil contract and more











Implats and Zimbabwean Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere signed a conditional, non-binding term sheet for an R8.3bn deal to transfer 20% of Zimplats to employee and community trusts and 31% to a state-run National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Fund.

Zimplats holds a special mining lease over two areas in Zimbabwe totalling 48,535ha in extent.

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Mortality in Africa











To better understand why lives in Africa are so short, in relative terms, it is important to see what ends lives. (At 34 per 1,000 people per year, Africa’s crude death is by far the highest in the world and more than quadruple the global average.)

Africa’s mortality profile is almost the exact opposite of that of the world as a whole. Under a third of global deaths are caused by communicable diseases, maternal and perinatal conditions and nutritional deficiencies; in Africa the figure approaches two thirds. Only 28% of Africa’s deaths are caused by non-communicable conditions whereas the global figure is 64% (and in Europe the figure is 87%).

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