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Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

Last year's SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge winner, Nick Walker, chats about his stem cell bank concept that could cure HIV...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

How to fund a failing health system
How to fund a failing health system

Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?

By TAWANDA KAROMBO and ADRI KOTZE 6 Apr 2017

Future Digital Awards technology, innovation winners
Future Digital Awards technology, innovation winners

HAMPSHIRE, UK: The Future Digital Awards have been awarded to companies that Juniper believes have made significant progress within their sector...

6 Apr 2017

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO director-general
WHO launches medication safety plan

The Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety aims to address the weaknesses in health systems that lead to medication errors...

6 Apr 2017

Source: World Health Organisation
Brazil's birth rate not affected by Zika

Last year's outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil did not lower the country's birth rates, despite warnings from the government...

5 Apr 2017

Source: World Health Organisation
Nigeria needs $1.1bn for meningitis vaccine programme

The sum of $1.1bn is currently required to vaccinate 22m people in the five Nigerian states affected by the outbreak of the type C cerebro-spinal meningitis...

By Damilola Oyedele 4 Apr 2017

BevSA wants more time on sugar tax
BevSA wants more time on sugar tax

BevSA is asking for more time for a total dietary study to be done on obesity before the new tax on SSBs is introduced...

4 Apr 2017

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics
Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

Satellifes at night.
Purposefully recolouring township satellites with Grey

Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

Huge response to illegal advert
Huge response to illegal advert

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has urged people not to apply for jobs that were advertised internally, saying that an employee had advertised vacancies that had not been approved...

By Estelle Ellis 31 Mar 2017

Medical funds and administration schemes
Medical funds and administration schemes

People who are on private medical aids are often unclear as to the difference between the administrator of the scheme and the medical aid scheme, and what the roles and responsibilities are...

Issued by Bonitas 31 Mar 2017

Importance of sleep and reasons why kids require a good night's sleep
Importance of sleep and reasons why kids require a good night's sleep

Sleep is very essential for every living being especially children, as they spend nearly forty percent of the childhood sleeping. It impacts their mental as well as physical development...

Issued by Docs.Zone 31 Mar 2017

Limpopo gets new medical school, hospital
Limpopo gets new medical school, hospital

The first medical school since the advent of democracy is set to be built in Limpopo...

31 Mar 2017

Source: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Affordable rotavirus vaccine proves effective in trial

A study has found a new vaccine for rotavirus be 66.7% effective in preventing the severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus...

31 Mar 2017

First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities
First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities

A new initiative has been launched aimed at screening children for ADHD in underserved communities across the country, free of charge...

30 Mar 2017

New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women
New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women

Through Vodacom's Siyakha platform, the company has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers support to pregnant women...

30 Mar 2017

Oversupply contributes to healthcare inflation
Oversupply contributes to healthcare inflation

It's pivotal for medical aids explore ways to decrease costs on the supplier side, particularly when it comes to hospitals...

30 Mar 2017

CT water remains safe for drinking, says city
CT water remains safe for drinking, says city

According to the City of Cape Town, its water remains safe to drink...

30 Mar 2017

US-funded public health training centre opens in Ethiopia
US-funded public health training centre opens in Ethiopia

The first national public health training centre, constructed by the United States CDC, was handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute recently.

29 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

Professor Magnus Knebel von Doeberitz, medical director, University of Heidelberg, Dr Omenge Orango’o, Moi University Nairobi and Dr Gilbert Saggia, SAP Africa’s managing director: East Africa
Cervical cancer screening goes high tech in Africa

When technology, medical research and local knowledge converge, it provides an opportunity to beat one of the leading killers of African women...

28 Mar 2017

New medicines law will change rules on medical devices
New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

27 Mar 2017

Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry
Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry

Mpact Plastics is well positioned to supply PVC and PET medical round bottles together with accompanying childproof and tamper-evident closures...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 24 Mar 2017

Larissa Klazinga, regional policy and advocacy manager for AHF Southern Africa
SA needs to do more to curb drug-resistant TB strains

TB accounted for more than 33,000 deaths in South Africa in 2015, and averaged over 7% of all deaths from 2013 to 2015.

24 Mar 2017

Professor Graeme Meintjes
TB urine test gives quicker results in HIV patients

An inexpensive urine test provided more TB diagnoses among hospitalised HIV patients than rapid sputum-based tests...

24 Mar 2017

Source:
Animal studies give a clearer picture of TB

Studying TB in animals provides valuable insight to the biological mechanisms causing the disease in both wildlife and humans.

24 Mar 2017

Get ready, set, go!
Daredevils take male cancer fight to the streets in Speedos

Warwick Bloom, marketing communications manager at Hollard and Lucy Balona, head of marketing and communication at Cansa, run us through what to expect from the 2017 Hollard Daredevil Run...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2017

Bogus pharmacist appears in court
Bogus pharmacist appears in court

Bogus pharmacist Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Wednesday for operating a chemist without a licence...

23 Mar 2017

Putting learning into practice
KZN programme teaches early cancer detection

A head and neck cancer programme is being developed to educate healthcare practitioners,and improve patient outcomes...

22 Mar 2017

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