Category: In the News

Ernest Darkoh gives the keynote address at this year’s Africa Tech Festival

Events, In the News

“The only way we can realistically attain health equity is if governments and the private sector partner in an unprecedented way. So far we are not seeing this actualising; we are not seeing them truly come together,” said Dr Ernest Darkoh, BroadReach Group co-founder and internationally acclaimed healthcare implementer and thought leader, in his health …

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Fierce Healthcare | Industry widely sees equity as important, but lacks concrete steps to address it, survey finds

In the News

Most payer and provider organizations lack a formal roadmap for promoting health equity, and very few are certain it will be a priority in the immediate future. Such were the findings of a new survey conducted by Vantage Health Technologies, a part of the BroadReach Group, a social impact organization. It surveyed 192 executives and leaders …

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Opinion: Key personnel, localization, leadership

In the News, Opinion Pieces

Administrator Power speaks often and convincingly of the need for locally-led development. At the Professional Services Council in December 2021, Administrator Power said, “We know after decades of effort and evaluation, that locally led development supports local institutions in the most effective manner and nurtures sustainability, prioritizes the perspectives and preferences of those we hope …

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Advancing Health Equity Initiatives Across Special Needs Populations

In the News, Opinion Pieces

Health equity exists when everyone has a fair opportunity to be healthy. Fair opportunity can mean different things and manifests in different ways depending on geography, population composition, comorbidities, prevalence of social determinants of health (SDoH), and more. The topic is all the rage at healthcare conferences or in the news. But what does true …

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Press Release | Supporting young women and girls at risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence

In the News

Young women and girls aged 15 to 24 are the population group with the highest risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence in South Africa, according to research on new HIV infections in the country. With SA’s youth in focus this month, it is vital to understand the risk factors that can make young women vulnerable to unprotected sex, …

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Global and regional partnerships combined with local influencers are the key to a successful vaccine roll, experts say

In the News

BroadReach Group hosted an industry webinar last week to share the latest data on South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination roll out and lessons learned on success factors for reaching to hard-to-reach populations. Mia Malan, founding editor-in-chief of the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism moderated the robust panel discussion between Dr Lesley Bamford from the South African …

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Politico | Global fight against Covid hitting a snag

In the News

“There’s not enough focus at all on what it actually takes to scale up vaccination programs for adults primarily, who, by the way, we really don’t have global models for vaccinating an entire adult population in a prolonged period,” said Ernest Darkoh, the co-founder of BroadReach Group, a health care company working to expand Africa’s …

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MedCity News | Lessons learned from fighting HIV in Africa—and how they apply to Covid-19 in the U.S.

In the News, Opinion Pieces

his article was originally published on MedCity News by  ERNEST DARKOH The HIV and AIDS crisis in Africa was—and still is—devastating for the continent’s population. Despite only making up 6.2% of the world’s population, Eastern and Southern Africa is home to  54% of all people living with HIV in the world. For almost 20 years, there …

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Addressing COVID-19 vaccine rates

In the News

Our APACE Programme is doing amazing working addressing vaccine rates in Mpumalanga and KZN by mobilizing community specific interventions and seeking out communities that have limited access or resources to get vaccinated. The COVID brigades are also using the opportunity to address other health issues that could be treated by including HIV testing, blood pressure …

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MIT Technology Review | AI is helping treat healthcare as if it’s a supply chain problem

In the News

This article was originally published on MIT Technology Review. Running a healthcare system is like juggling bees. Millions of moving pieces—from mobile clinics to testing kits—need to be in the right places at the right time. That’s even harder to do in countries with limited resources and endemic disease. But getting stuff where it’s needed …

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Congratulations to our partner National Department of Health for winning the CPSI Public Sector Innovation Award for the CCMDD program

In the News

We are excited congratulate all involved in the South African National Central Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) program funded by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on winning the CPSI Public Sector Innovation Award. BroadReach Health Development is proud to provide technical assistance to the National Department of Health (NDoH) on this …

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