Health

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Steady decline of COVID-19 cases across Africa

Starting 20 July to 20 September 2020, 77,147 new cases were reported, down from 131,647 recorded from 20 May to mid-July. Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low across Africa.

Becoming a cyborg is as simple as implanting chips in your hands

This researcher is a cyborg. Cyborgs are people with additional technological hardware connected to their bodies. The researcher is concerned that people may one day be implanted with chips without their consent.

Founders Factory Africa has invested in HealthTech startup RxAll

Founders Factory Africa (FFA), along with its corporate investors in South Africa, namely Netcare Group and Standard Bank Group, has announced that Healthtech startup, RxAll, has been selected to participate in its Venture Scale program.

Cameroon is planning a Universal Health Coverage project

Cameroon's Universal Health Coverage project is touted as a laudable step in efforts to render healthcare more accessible and affordable in a country where most of its citizens die due to a lack of easy access to healthcare services.

How false health-related advertisements mislead South Africans

In South Africa, regulations about labeling don’t allow advertisers to use pictures that are likely to create a false impression of the product. But advertisers still continue to make dubious claims.

Mobile laboratories to bring accredited food testing to rural parts of South Africa

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT) to introduce mobile laboratories for food testing in rural areas.

Nigerian scientists are working to better understand coronavirus

Nigerian scientists have identified seven of over 1,000 coronavirus lineages in Nigeria. Each lineage represents sequences from different countries.