Tag Archives | African healthcare
Mobile technology can make interacting with government easier for the general population, deliver essential services […]
Wearable devices are not new, healthcare professionals have been using heart rate monitors and other […]
To be successful, a healthcare fund requires the flexibility to target both smaller and larger entities, […]
While money is increasingly flowing into Africa for private healthcare initiatives and South Africa is […]
Healthcare systems in Africa are complicated by the sometimes opposing objectives, priorities and capabilities of […]
The African pharmaceutical industry is largely undeveloped, both from a manufacturing and innovation point of […]
KPMG Africa has collaborated across our healthcare practices in West, East and Sub-Saharan Africa to […]
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…
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.
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%).