Bringing telemedicine to millions of Kenyans

06 November 2019

Getting access to specialised medical treatment has been challenging for the 3.5 million people living on Kenya’s sparsely populated 1,420km of coastline.

Although treatment was available, it was mainly at referral hospitals based in the country’s second largest city of Mombasa.

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Introducing drones to the villagers of Madagascar

06 November 2019

The machine flew from the central research facility and landed in the village and said health worker loaded it with real blood samples, before the drone flew back to the facility – photo: news.stonybrook.edu

The machine flew from the central research facility and landed in the village and said health worker loaded it with real blood samples, before the drone flew back to the facility – photo: news.stonybrook.edu

The mere mention of the word “drone” can conjure up different emotions – anything from fascination and annoyance to pure fear.

Luckily, this case study tells the story of them being used for good.

Madagascar’s public health professionals, led by Dr. Peter Small, a professor of global health based at New York’s Stony Brook University’s medical school, wanted to help bring medical care to people in rural parts of the African nation.

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Staying connected: Wi-Fi in the sky

05 September 2019

Wi-Fi in the sky has landed to the sound of relieved business passengers in Africa.

That’s because in 2018, US consumer products and engineering conglomerate Honeywell completed the first installations of its JetWave satellite communications hardware on African aircraft.

As the need for humans to be constantly connected increases, so has the pressure to have inflight Wi-Fi systems on the world’s airlines – big, small and boutique. 

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A new wireless network for the largest container port in west Africa

05 September 2019

Upon completion of the expansion, Tema will become the largest container port in west Africa

Upon completion of the expansion, Tema will become the largest container port in west Africa

Ghana’s MPS Tema Port is currently undergoing an expansion project in order to keep up with more demanding traffic, not to mention the general hustle and bustle of the modern working life. 

Located in the southeastern part of the west African nation, along the Gulf of Guinea to be precise, the port is operated by the consortium Meridian Port Services (MPS), a joint venture with Bolloré Transport and Logistics as well as APM Terminals as the two main shareholders. 

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