Category: Africa

Why policy change is vital for tech innovation in social development programs

Africa, Disruptive technology, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development

It is only through creating a healthy ecosystem for social entrepreneurship that Africa can truly unlock the potential of technological social innovation to address the Sustainable Development Goals. Government policy, favorable to growing commercial and social enterprise, is a critical part of this ecosystem. In creating policies to build a sustainable social economy that is …

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Interview: BroadReach Consulting’s Ernest Darkoh on how tech innovations are improving healthcare in Africa

Africa, Health, Media

At the fifth Forbes Africa Future of Health Summit held in Sandton, Dr Ernest Darkoh, the co-Founder and co-CEO of BroadReach spoke to CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers about how technologies are set to improve healthcare on the continent, and the technological innovation spearheaded on the continent itself. To listen to the interview, click here. …

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Tackling HIV with AI

Africa, Analytics, Big Data, Disruptive technology, Media

Two Balliol alums are achieving startling success tackling HIV in South Africa and beyond. Dr John Sargent and Dr Ernest Darkoh speak warmly of their time at Balliol as Fulbright scholars, John matriculating in 1993 and Ernest in1999, but they met properly at Harvard Medical School and have since built a joint career as co-founders …

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4IR Technology Holds Key To Better Healthcare In Africa

Africa, Analytics, Emerging economies

The rapidly rising population in Africa and the lack of appropriate resources are just some of the challenges obstructing the delivery of quality healthcare on the continent. Governments and legacy healthcare systems are struggling to address basic healthcare needs in the face of increasing levels of disease and health problems as the population, now at …

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Interview: 9th SA AIDS Conference in Durban

Africa, BroadReach, Health, Media, Sustainable Development

Dr Ernest Darkoh, one of our Co-founders, was interviewed live on ENCA to talk about the SA AIDS Conference: Unprecedented Innovations and Technologies which took place from 11 – 14 June in Durban, South Africa. Organized by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), this conference is the second largest HIV conference in the world, and …

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A landscape analysis: building off a legacy

Africa, Emerging economies, Shared Value

Kyle is a Senior Business Analyst at BroadReach Consulting specialising in the implementation of data, analytics and technology solutions that drive improvements in health outcomes and impact. He has a background in health with a particular passion for improving access to care for underserved populations. There is an African Proverb that asks, how do you …

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Unlocking the secret of success in public health systems

Africa, BroadReach, Health

By Louise Allen, BroadReach: Vice President, Client Success Louise is responsible for formulating and delivering the solutions that solve our clients’ critical problems, where people, data and expertise intersect. She brings more than two decades of healthcare experience, in both the public and private sectors, and is deeply committed to improving health outcomes in under-served …

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Markle sums up the indispensable value of data for Africa & the world

Africa, Analytics, Big Data, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Africa: Data Key to Unlocking Africa’s Development Prospects … data is knowledge, and knowledge is power. It is the power to put African needs and priorities first when determining domestic development agendas and plans. It is the power to ask and answer the questions most pressing to Africa’s people. And it is the power to …

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1.2 billion opportunities — The Economist Special Report on Africa

Africa, Social Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized

Writer Daniel Knowles points to the promise We couldn’t agree more with Knowles that Africa’s market of 1.2 billion people holds huge potential for innovators who look past the commodity boom’s ending and the very real challenges on the continent to the opportunities to support 54 countries’ leaders in boosting the productivity of their people, …

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Public & private leaders agree: Africa’s future looks bright

Africa, Analytics, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Watch Africa in 2016 – Caroline Kende-Robb, Africa’s Progress Panel’s Executive Director, shares her view of unfolding scenarios Africa’s time has come. Having spent the last twelve years working in partnership with governments, donor groups, NGOs and private companies to bring systemic improvements to the wellbeing of people on the African continent, …

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