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UCT's H3D makes a second drug breakthrough to treat and prevent malaria

A new potent antimalarial development candidate with the potential to both treat and prevent of malaria has been identified by UCT's H3D...

By Kim Cloete 12 hours ago

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert...

15 Jul 2016

Technology leads the race to affordable healthcare

That great disruptor, technology, its impact on healthcare and how it drives down costs in the process...

By Nicci Botha 1 Jul 2016

Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

Access to quality healthcare must be improved in Africa

There needs to be a serious focus on providing quality healthcare throughout Africa...

9 Jun 2016

Research shows vitamin D deficiency puts HIV-positive Africans at risk

Research suggests that vitamin D plays an integral part in the proper function of the immune system...

2 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

Nigeria's fight against bilharzia gets a major boost

Nigeria has taken delivery of the single, largest consignment of drugs to combat schistosomiasis (bilharzia), one of the most endemic tropical diseases the continent...

25 May 2016

Developing a community of health

A proposed community living centre (CLC), focusing on primary healthcare, could go a long way in reducing the high number of maternal deaths in Kenya...

13 May 2016

Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America is a good example of the abortion dilemma faced by under-resourced countries...

29 Apr 2016

[WorldImmunisationWeek] Fighting HPV and cervical cancer in Africa

Despite recent progress within African countries, there are still significant opportunities provided by immunisation, particularly to help protect against HPV and cervical cancer...

28 Apr 2016

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

Student award promotes NCD know-how

To build a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts across the globe, Merck has launched two awards for students across Africa and the Middle East...

19 Apr 2016

NEF calls for new era in science and technology in Africa

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF)) has launched a global call for support...

4 Mar 2016

Middle East and Africa 3D printing market to total $1.3 billion by 2019

Spending on 3D printing in the MEA market is set to increase from $0.47 billion in 2015 to reach $1.3 billion by 2019, according to the latest forecasts from International Data Corporation...

24 Feb 2016

Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda

Merck, a leading science and technology company, have announced the launch of its second "Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda...

24 Feb 2016

Merck launches second digital health accelerator programme in Africa

Technology and pharma company Merck is open for applications to its second accelerator programme for digital health in Nairobi, Kenya this April...

10 Feb 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015

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