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Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease...

19 May 2017

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

Research team releases data on promising anti-malarial

Research conducted on a anti-malarial clinical drug candidate, MMV390048, and its efficacy against resistant strains of the malaria parasite, and across the entire parasite lifecycle...

By Kim Cloete 2 May 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: 21% drop in global cases

According to the World Malaria Report 2016, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015...

25 Apr 2017

#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

Burundi declares malaria epidemic

Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than 9m cases were recorded since last year...

By Moses Havyarimana 16 Mar 2017

Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA

Social media is abuzz about three women who died of malaria in the Tshwane region – none of whom had been to a malaria-endemic area...

10 Mar 2017

Leaders unite to eradicate malaria

A group of public and private sector leaders who aim to ensure malaria eradication remains a top global priority have launched the End Malaria Council...

23 Jan 2017

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

#Behindtheselfie with... Lebohang Mokoena

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lebohang Mokoena: 28-year-old entrepreneur selected in a 'Dragon's Den-style interview to spearhead Goodbye Malaria's merchandising and fundraising effort at their new pop-up stores at airports, which launched on 23 November...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2016

UP uses tech to tackle malaria

Technology implemented in the air and on the ground forms part of a transdisciplinary solution to battle the scourge of malaria in South Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa

Digicape has announced a deal with xRapid, the London-based startup that has created a world-first mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app...

Issued by Digicape 15 Aug 2016

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and results in vision loss and irreversible blindness in some people. The diseases usually occur on their own but when they are caused by other conditions they are known as secondary glaucoma.

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

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