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Merck Consumer Health launches GEN100 in SA

Aimed at raising awareness of healthy living for school-aged children in South Africa, Merck recently announced the launch of its GEN100 programme...

12 May 2017

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Jolly Good Digital

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Brian Palmer, head of digital at Jolly Good Digital…

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

Net#work BBDO #GivesASh!t about fighting colon cancer

Net#work BBDO was tasked with creating a campaign for UDoTest, a revolutionary no-fuss, no-mess way of testing for colon cancer – essential, as it is one of the top five killers in South Africa...

17 Mar 2017

First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

27 Feb 2017

Organ Donor Foundation of SA receives R28K cheque from Profmed

Profmed has presented The Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa with a cheque for R28,000. This is following the commitment it made to donate R5 for each member who participated in the third annual Profmed Stress Index Survey...

17 Feb 2017

#OperationRehab: Free treatment offered for 1000 disabled Africans in India

#OperationRehab aims to revolutionise the delivery of healthcare and education to disabled people in Africa...

31 Jan 2017

Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV

As we celebrate World Aids Day, a local company, Mobile Health Clinics (MHC), is set to play an integral role in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal and stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks by 2030...

Issued by Jag Method 1 Dec 2016

Ivory Coast benefits from schistosomiasis programme

Merck, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ivory Coast's ministry of health launched a tablet distribution programme to fight schistosomiasis...

20 Oct 2016

Giving back by running for a cause

We all run for a reason. Some have the talent to win races and break records, while others aim to get fit or achieve personal milestones. Some also use their running, regardless of distance or speed, to support good causes, help those in need and give back to society...

By David Barnard 16 Sep 2016

Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa

An initiative aimed at creating sustainable approaches to improving access to medicine has been introduced in Kenya...

26 Aug 2016

Doctors Without Borders to host fundraising event in Joburg

International organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) brings medical care and hope to millions of refugees, and to people displaced in their home countries during conflict and crises...

25 Aug 2016

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Eskom Foundation steps up mobile health services

The Eskom Development Foundation has provided much needed primary mobile healthcare to thousands of people living in rural communities with little access to healthcare facilities.

11 Aug 2016

Sea Harvest to continue investing in Red Cross Children's Hospital

After the unveiling of phase one of the new ICU at the Red Cross Children's Hospital, Sea Harvest has announced that it will continue its Kids for Kids project...

8 Aug 2016

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International

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

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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