Laura Owings

Total 5 Posts
Technology journalist.

How women use health apps

An initiative in Uganda provides sexuality information to more than 200 people daily. They have discovered that women tend to use apps to seek information for improving relationships rather than for health.

South Africa's COVID-19 storm

COVID-19 has presented South Africa with the gravest crisis in the history of its democracy, according to the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.

African countries are not ready for COVID-19 mental health issues

Africa has only 1.4 mental health workers per 100,000 people, with the global mean being nine. Stigma and fear resulting from COVID-19 could fuel mental health crises in Africa.

Digital solutions to transform Africa’s agriculture

About 33 million users are registered on digital platforms to boost agriculture in Africa. However, only 40 per cent are actually using the platforms.

Challenges remain for mobile technology in healthcare

Use of mobile technologies in healthcare is increasing in Africa, but insufficient engineering capacity and absence of policy are key challenges.