Public Health Bill almost in Cabinet: Dr. Gwinji

By Staff Reporter HEALTH and Child Care Permanent Secretary Dr. Gerald Gwinji has told Parliament that the much awaited Public Health Bill is set to be submitted to Cabinet this Thursday (22 June 2017). The Bill which is seeking to replace the current 1978 Public Health Act suffered many delays along the way from both the short-staffed Attorney General’s office and the Ministry of Health itself. Appearing before a Parliamentary Committee of Health and Child Care, Dr. Gwinji said the Bill has now been completed and is just waiting to…

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Big Data in Healthcare: connecting the dots between diagnostic, admin, clinical systems

By Charmaine Odendaal The delivery of healthcare services in Africa is under pressure to change, and no-one can be certain how the industry will evolve. What can be certain is that future trends will be driven by access to Big Data, to shape new models of care in driving innovative, affordable and accessible services, across this diverse continent. With 1,2 billion people, many enjoying a longer life, and the rise of NCDs (non-communicable diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Respiratory, Cardiovascular) there is a growing recognition of the importance of digital…

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