Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one district in 2016, was successfully rolled out to all the 14 districts … Continue reading Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Everywhere is a classroom for Emily Kamizi, even the buses in Lusaka, Zambia’s congested capital. It can take an hour or more to cross the city, so Ms. Kamizi puts on her headphones, turns up Taylor Swift and concentrates on her M.B.A. studies. Ms. Kamizi, 25, is a student at Unicaf University, an African institution founded in 2012 with programs in fields like business, education … Continue reading Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Ama Dadson of Ghana’s AkooBooks on Audiobooks in Africa

Looking for publishers to share the costs of building audiobook inventory for Africa’s markets, AkooBooks founder Ama Dadson heads to Frankfurt in October. As the Frankfurter Buchmesse prepares its new Frankfurt Audio dedicated area of this year’s fair (October 16 to 20) and the accompanying Frankfurt Audio Summit, one of the exhibitors you’ll be able to find involved is AkooBooks Audio. Pan Macmillan’s digital chief Sara Lloyd likes to … Continue reading Ama Dadson of Ghana’s AkooBooks on Audiobooks in Africa