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APHeN Public Health alerts provide the latest information on health-related news, innovations, events and scholarships in the continent. Stay up to date with public health here.


The MultiSource Data Analytics and Triangulation (MSDAT) platform was ranked as the number one solution during the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Partners’ meeting on the 19th of September 2019 at Transcorp hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. eHealth4everyone developed the innovative platform for the Federal Ministry of Health to assist with the analysis of data of key health indicators in Nigeria. The MSDAT provides a single transparent view of health data in the country from different sources (routine, surveys, and global estimates) using intuitive and interactive visualizations. Visit the site today.

World Sight Day 2019 for You

October 10th, 2019 marks the annual World Sight Day. Every second Thursday of October, Eye Care Professionals collectively advocate for better vision for all. The theme for the year is ‘Vision First’. Take a pledge to have an eye examination to assess your general eye health, as eye centers would be conducting pro bono eye examinations at different facilities in Nigeria.

Agbami Medical Scholarship

100L/200L undergraduates of any medical relevant discipline are eligible to apply for the Agbami Medical Scholarship. Individual must be enrolled in a Nigerian university. Details for application can be accessed here.

A Chance for Health: ACT Foundation Grant

Call for Application for the 2020 Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation Grant is ongoing. ACT will support organizations that focuses on health issues centered on Malaria, Cervical Cancer, Maternal and Child Health. The deadline is October 31st, 2019.

Sosocare: Winner of 2019 Health Meets Tech Hackathon

The third edition of Health Meet Tech Hackathon was focused on bridging solution to reduce the maternal mortality burden in Nigeria. After a three-day brainstorming session, Sosocare emerged winner of the 2019 edition.

Health Innovation in Africa: Epilert

Epilert is a Tunisia based e-health startup that developed a bracelet for individuals with epilepsy. It detects and shares notification with caregivers and doctors during an epileptic episode. This innovative digital health solution was a leading participant of the Merck Make IT AfricaStartup program in Nairobi on August 2019.

The 2019 Future of Health Conference

The annual “Future of Health” Conference is taking place on the 17th of October 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The focus on quality in healthcare would bring together a network of healthcare professionals to discuss innovative ideas in managing the health care system.

Africa Health Conference 2020

The next edition of Africa Health takes place from 12 - 14 May 2020 at the Gallagher Centre, Johannesburg. Latest health care instruments, equipment, products, and innovation from over 40 countries are showcased at the conference.

Health Platform for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The non-profit Healthplatformsng are organising educative programs and checks to bridge the gap in assessing medical professions. The next mobile clinic will be on the 19th and 25th of October at Abuja and Lagos, respectively.