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Southern Africans seem to be living a dream within the healthcare system. Realities of the healthcare sector within the region is far from what the region exhibits and perceive to have. This discovery came to play when a local Future Health Index, authorized by Philips, showed that only 33% of healthcare professionals in South Africa believe the overall health of South Africans is positive while 80% of the population grade their current health system to be positively; 46% of the South African population think the health system in the country is unintegrated, while 74% of healthcare professionals feel even more strongly about this. The reason for the difference in response between the population and health professionals is related to access to health care. Health professionals largely disagree that their patients have access to care across all phases of the continuum compared with the 19-country average.
Increased spending on healthcare in the public and private sectors across the African continent has resulted in improved health indicators and life expectancies.
Zimbabwe anticipates to ignite its green economic revolution with the recent launch of the green business awards expected to be presented to outstanding winners in November 2013, according to Sebastian Zuze, Chairman of the awards. The awards recently launched in Harare under the theme:Greening the economy for sustainable national prosperity are an initiative of Xhib-it Events company and are meant to celebrate excellence in green practice,strategy and products, complimenting the Ministry of Environment’s efforts on greening the economy.They seek to recognize the most innovative,ambitious and effective initiatives by Zimbabwean business and individuals for achieving environmental sustainability and implementing smart business practice.
Chinese and African leaders will come together at the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to explore new partnerships to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Africa and strengthen an innovative health partnership based on south-south cooperation. This year’s roundtable is the first to take place on the African continent. It will focus on promoting sustainable health solutions that meet the needs and priorities of African countries and draw on China’s unique expertise.
BERN, Switzerland /African Press Organization (APO)/ – On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will support both countries in implementation of their poverty reduction strategies, which focus on broad-based and sustainable growth.
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Standard Bank Group has concluded five major corporate bond issuances in the past month with a value of R6,1-billion. Standard Bank has assisted Netcare, PPC Ltd, Mercedes Benz, SABMiller and the City Of Tshwane to access the bond market for their funding requirements.
£179 million five-year healthcare British-backed programme to rebuild clinics, train health workers, supply essential medicines and equipment, and improve water and sanitation in DR Congo
Six million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will have access to essential healthcare under a new British-backed programme, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced during his visit to Eastern DRC, in a joint statement with the International Development Secretary Justine Greening.
RAND Corporation and Vitality research finds discount leads to increased purchases of healthy foods and decrease in junk foods
TechNavio Announces the Publication of Its Research Report – Global Scientific Instrument Market 2012-2016
London, United Kingdom (PR.com)– TechNavio today launched its report Global Scientific Instrument Market 2012-2016 based on an in-depth analysis covering the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions. The report aims to aid decision makers’ understanding of the present and future landscape of the market.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s Engineering team said: “The Global Scientific Instrument market is growing at a rapid pace. Therefore, several major players in the market are trying to expand their presence in the market. A number of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are taking place in the market space. Many big players and emerging contenders in the Global Scientific Instrument market are looking for mergers and acquisitions. Moreover, many vendors are creating alliances with smaller and bigger companies to capture more market share. This enhances their distribution channels and improves their market reach. Thus, mergers and acquisitions help companies remain competitive in the market.”
Albany, NY –(PR.com)– Sports medicine device markets include devices and products which help in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries mainly caused while performing a sport. This is one of the newest and fastest growing fields in healthcare. The high growth rate can be attributed to the changing lifestyle and higher occurrence of sports injuries due to more exposure of the youth population to sport related activities.
The sports medicine device market can be primarily classified based on the product type as body construction and repair, body support and recovery and cardiac monitoring. Sports medicine devices have numerous applications based on the body part they would be used at. Based on application areas, sports medicine devices are classified as shoulder, ankle and foot, elbow and wrist, back and spine, hip and groin and knee. Geographically the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the world. The sports medicine device market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 9.5% with knee applications being the largest share holder due to the higher occurrences of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries. Geographically, the U.S. is the largest market for sports medicine devices.
Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello begins visit to Tanzania, South Africa, and Mozambique
DUBLIN, Ireland, March 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., today (Sunday) begins an official visit to Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique to see at first hand the impact of Ireland’s development programme and explore ways that Ireland can assist African partners to grow their economies and exit from aid dependency.
Albany, NY, March 04, 2013 –(PR.com)– The growth in mHealth market is primarily driven by the increasing adoption of smartphones, rising incidence of chronic diseases and growing number of mHealth applications. Mobile-based healthcare services access is becoming almost ubiquitous worldwide. mHealth applications are rapidly gaining popularity due to growth in number of innovative solutions.
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