Africa Health 2018 Exhibition & Congress – Day 2 highlights


Into its second day, the 2018 Africa Health Exhibition and Congress has drawn over 10,000 delegates to the largest healthcare event on the continent, which has been growing in significance each year as an increasing number of medical technology, device and pharma manufacturers from all corners of the globe realise the benefits of showcasing their products at this important healthcare hub.


Recognising this potential is the Polish government, who are leveraging off the Africa Health Exhibition to advance the promotion of Poland’s medical devices sector outside the EU.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Africa Health Congress today, Witold Wlodarcyk, Director General of the Polish Chamber of Commerce of Medical Products (POLMED) said that devices manufactured in Poland were of an extremely high quality as they were subjected to EU quality standards.


Poland’s medical device market has a value of over USD 2.9 billion, while the export value of medical equipment amounted to over USD 1.3 billion in 2016 and continues to grow.


Wlodarcyk added that their aim was to promote priority sectors of the Polish economy abroad, which could provide Polish companies with considerable opportunities for entering markets that were previously difficult to penetrate, such as Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.


New, no blood, no labs glucose monitor


The World Health Organisation reports that globally, the number of adults living with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to a staggering 422 million in 2014. About 1.6 million deaths were caused by diabetes in 2015 worldwide, while 2.2 million deaths were attributed to high blood glucose in 2012.


EPS Bio Technology Corp, a Taiwanese firm manufacturing high quality glucose self-monitoring systems is playing an active role in combating glucose related diseases through their world-first Sugarwatch – a stylish device which measures glucose levels in the body through electrochemical technology.  This painless, bloodless device which does not make use of strips, lancets or lancing devices will automatically measure glucose levels, making visits to the lab for glucose tests a thing of the past.


Using targeted frequency therapy to fight infection


Dr Stefan Rastocny’s ground-breaking therapy that fights infections with parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungi by using targeted frequency therapy (TFT) is also being showcased at this year’s Africa Health Exhibition. Rastocny, a former OB/GYN with 30 years of experience under his belt says that this procedure - a low energy procedure which fights infections with targeted electrical frequencies - has been tried and tested in partnership with the Dr Rilling Institute in Germany since 2005. The procedure, also called Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS), has been used to treat intolerable pain without any harmful side effects.  Dr Rastocny adds that he has used his cure to treat many types of ailments in Germany.


According to Rastocny, the treatment is pain free and can be used for all ages as no chemical substances are administered. The device used to perform the procedure is easy to use, allowing even non-medical personnel to perform the procedure. The procedure also requires a convenient portable frequency generator for easy transporting.


The device is programmed with chip cards, which are able to alter electrical frequencies, delivered by insulated electrodes through the patient’s skin. These frequencies match with the frequencies of germs which causes resonance and resonance catastrophe. This results in vibrations in the infected germ damaging and eventually killing it off.


Improved vein visibility


Showcasing their new ‘Vein Showing Sytem’ series at the Africa Health Exhibition & Congress is young Chinese company, Shenzhen Yuanhua Medical Equipment.


The vein showing system is a portable medical device used to clearly map out veins in the body and present an intricate picture of a patient’s vein network. Using near IR light properties, this device clearly projects the patient’s veins on the surface of their skin using 3D display for better visibility.


The technology works on the basis that oxygenated haemoglobin in peripheral tissues and veins absorb near IR light differently, producing different images when exposed to light. This allows veins to appear differently to peripheral tissue, allowing for one complete picture and better observation of veins and making is easier to find the best possible injection point in a patient.


This device is suitable for all patients, including babies and patients with anaemia or hypotension.


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Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, in charge of the healthcare portfolio within Informa's Global Exhibitions division, organises 27 exhibitions yearly covering the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and US market, connecting more than 230,000 healthcare professionals worldwide and offering a range of marketing solutions for companies involved with the healthcare sector. Over 100 congresses take place in parallel with the exhibitions.


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