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Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum...

20 Nov 2017

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014

Non-communicable diseases: Africa must 'spend a lot more'

BERLIN, GERMANY: According to, Olive Shisana, CEO of the South African Human Sciences Research Council, said at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany that infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, are expected to decline while non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, will increase in Africa over the coming decades.

4 Nov 2011

Luvi Ogilvy wins at 2010 CLIOs

Luvi Ogilvy Reunion Island, an affiliation of Ogilvy Africa, was awarded bronze during the 2010 CLIO Healthcare Awards in the Direct Mail category for its 'Syphilis sucks' campaign. Condoms were strategically stuck onto postcards so that they appeared like lollipops in this playful campaign that aimed to highlight the dangers of STIs being transmitted during oral sex.

17 Nov 2010