Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson, Founder and CEO of Healthtraka, is on a mission to transform healthcare in Africa. In a recent interview with healthiness.ng, she shared her inspiring journey and vision for making lab testing easy and accessible through at-home sample collection and rapid digital results delivery within 1-3 days. “I knew that I wanted to provide a solution to make sure that people have access to on-demand healthcare,” says Ifeoluwa. Her drive to create Healthtraka was born from a deeply personal experience.
In the heart of Nairobi, a team of dedicated researchers is poised to revolutionize maternal healthcare, potentially reshaping the future of pregnancy outcomes for women. Led by Dr. Moses Obimbo Madadi, a Clinician-Scientist and Associate Professor at the University of Nairobi, this groundbreaking project is shedding light on the intricate relationship between vaginal infections, reproductive health, and neonatal mortality rates in Africa, where 27 deaths per 1,000 live births remain a stark reality. What has been established so far is that
In Abuja, Nigeria, Dyslexia Help Africa (DHA) is driving an educational initiative that focuses on comprehensive reading intervention and support for children with dyslexia. This program combines advocacy, educator training, and a specialized learning intervention platform. Through patient guidance and innovative teaching methods, this initiative is breaking down educational inclusion barriers for kids with learning disabilities by promoting evidence-based strategies and empowering dyslexic learners. They are creating a more inclusive environment for both neuro-diverse (kids whose brain processes, learns, and/or behaves
In spite of the stark inundating and overwhelming realities, Isaac Olufadewe argues he is on a mission to transform healthcare in some Nigerian remote communities. In the heart of Nigeria, where the pulse of healthcare struggles to find its rhythm, one man has taken it upon himself to rewrite the narrative. Isaac Olufadewe, a dedicated medical doctor, found his purpose amidst the challenges that plagued rural and slum communities. It was during his tenure as a National Youth Corps Service member
In some resource-limited settings in Nigeria, reusable pads are being used as a sustainable solution to period poverty that can help girls stay in school and manage their menstruation with dignity. But the scale of this initiative may not be big enough to have statistically significant impact(s) on national metrics. Halima Akande is among thousands of girls who miss school several days every month—once her menstruation comes. She fears any stain showing on her dress, cannot focus in class or
There are strong indications that Dr Muhammad Pate could be Nigeria’s next health minister, this follows his decision to rescind his appointment as the CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, choosing instead, “to accept a request to return and contribute to his home country, Nigeria”. Professor Muhammad Ali Pate has rescinded his appointment as the next Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, and, according to indications, he could instead be returning to Nigeria to serve as the country’s next