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New partnership works towards new therapeutic solutions for malaria

Malaria afflicts over 200-million people in the developing world each year, and takes an estimated 445,000 lives, mostly young children and pregnant women...

20 Apr 2018

Why manufacturing a key vaccine in South Africa is so important

South Africa has been granted a licence to manufacture one of the world's most important vaccines...

By David Walwyn 19 Apr 2018

SU involved in developing predictive TB blood test

A new blood test that can predict tuberculosis (TB) up to two years before its onset in people at high risk of developing the disease has a South African connection...

6 Apr 2018

Most patients with low back pain get the wrong treatment - study

An estimated 540-million people are debilitated by low back pain at any given time worldwide. In Africa, the statistic translates into more than one in three people...

3 Apr 2018

Study: Immune history effects flu vaccine efficiency

Flu vaccines have been less effective in recent years. New research shows that this is due to an immune history with the flu which influences a person's response to the vaccine...

29 Mar 2018

Treating cancer with silver-based drugs is showing promising results

A silver thiocyanate phosphine complex, called UJ3 for short, is showing promise as a low-dosage cancer treatment...

28 Mar 2018

Study: Antibiotic resistance is growing in low- and middle-income countries

Although the threat of antibiotic resistance is well-documented, global use has increased by 39% between 2000 and 2015, especially in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) including South Africa...

28 Mar 2018

Understanding Africa's diverse gene pool can help fight lifestyle diseases

Africa is home to about 16% of the world's population. That's 1.2 billion people. But the continent is disproportionately burdened by a double health challenge: infectious diseases and a recent increase in non-communicable diseases...

By Michèle Ramsay 14 Mar 2018

What led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date...

13 Mar 2018

Partnership beefs up veterinary services across Africa, Asia and Middle East to tackle animal disease

In just 12 months a USAID-FAO partnership, which works to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals, trained more than 4,700 veterinary health professionals in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East...

12 Mar 2018

UFS acquires clinical research company

The University of the Free State (UFS) has concluded a deal with Parexel International to acquire 100% shares in the latter's locally-based clinical research business, Farmovs-Parexel...

12 Mar 2018

Improving practices and reducing the risk of SSIs in African hospitals

Preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) is very complex, since the problem results from a number of factors affecting the patient's entire surgical journey, including after hospital discharge...

7 Mar 2018

Dedicated website set up to address Listeriosis questions and concerns

Food microbiologist and food safety specialist Professor Lucia Anelich of Anelich Consulting is hosting a website to address public concerns about the recent Listeriosis outbreak...

7 Mar 2018

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