Rachel McArthur

Credit: Helium Health

By Rachel McArthur 02:08 pmMay 7, 2020
The Nigerian startup offers a comprehensive suite of technology solutions, including electronic medical records and telemedicine, as well as administration and financial management. Helium Health, a leading healthcare technology provider in West Africa, has just secured $10 million in investment from a Series A funding round, co-led by the UAE’s Global Ventures. The investment round was also co-...

Credit: Okadoc

By Rachel McArthur 09:22 amMay 7, 2020
A UAE-based doctor appointment booking platform has fast-tracked the launch of its telemedicine solution to facilitate healthcare services for patients across the country. Okadoc’s new telemedicine offering — available in both Arabic and English — enables virtual consultations with over 400 doctors from over 35 healthcare providers, with the ability to settle fees online. More than 40...

Credit: Insignia

By Rachel McArthur 01:13 amMay 6, 2020
An antibacterial and antiviral payment card, considered the first of its kind in the world, has been launched by a member-only luxury lifestyle management group. Insignia’s “clean payment” card consists of a special layered metal coating that prevents pathogens from living on its surface. Tests on the materials used demonstrated that the coating reportedly killed up to 99.9% of germs, with the “...

Credit: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Health

By Rachel McArthur 02:23 amApril 8, 2020
The Kingdom of Bahrain is keeping track of its active cases of COVID-19 via electronic bracelets. Launched earlier this week, the wristbands – which are compatible with the country’s coronavirus contact tracing app, called “BeAware” – have been designed to alert a governmental monitoring station of any suspicious activity. Affected individuals wearing the electronic bracelet must be connected to...