Health & Medicine

e-Health Startups

In 2020, the African technology start-up sector had a record-breaking year of funding. 397 startups raised over US $700m in capital, a growth of 42.7% in total funding. These numbers represent impressive growth from 2019, even with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt have

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Disinfectants, antiseptics and sanitizers- what is the difference?

Disinfectants, antiseptics and sanitizers are all chemical substances that kill microorganisms. These are microscopic organisms, like bacteria and viruses. The difference between disinfectants and antiseptics is important in medicine, as they are used on different types of surfaces. Disinfectants Disinfectants are chemical substances that kill (bactericidal, fungicidal) or inactivate (bacteriostatic)

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The Importance of Sanitation

Access to safe water and waste disposal is a big problem in the world. Over 60% of the world’s population live without access to properly managed sanitation services, like toilets and clean drinking water. For example, Cape Town in South Africa was very close to running out of water. This

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What is a pandemic?

What is a pandemic? An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. A pandemic is the next ‘level up’ – it is when an outbreak goes all over a country and beyond. The current coronavirus pandemic is a worldwide pandemic.  The

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