Covid-19 to Prove a Springboard for African Innovations?
The Covid-19 pandemic could be a blessing in disguise for Africa's future growth because innovative ideas for addressing it could chart a path for future tech-based economies, scientists say. The technologies that have been developed in response to Covid-19 in Africa include WhatsApp Chatbots in South Africa, self-diagnostic tools in Angola, contact tracing apps in Ghana and mobile health information tools in Nigeria, writes Dann Okoth for SciDev.Net. As of 28 December, 2,664,498 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across the continent, of which 62,813 proved fatal and 2,226,769 resulted in recoveries.
Innovators from across the continent have taken unique steps in their approach to creating personal protection equipment (PPEs) to reduce exposure to the novel coronavirus. These ... Read more »
Covi-ID, an app designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, has been developed in South Africa by Co-Pierre Georg, an associate professor at the University of Cape Town School ... Read more »
The ability to innovate and quickly adapt will be major issues framing the world's developmental trajectory after the Covid-19 outbreak, writes Lovemore Chikova for The Herald. ... Read more »
Innovation, which has long characterized Africa, has become a central feature of the response to the SARS-CoV-2 (new coronavirus) crisis across the continent. Fashion designers in ... Read more »
Robots in Kanyinya Covid-19 Treatment Center (file photo).