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Very few laboratories in Uganda are accredited. Arne Hoel / World Bank
Private lab tests in Uganda are costly. But price doesn't equal quality

Laboratory tests are the backbone of clinical care. They are used to screen patients, to diagnose diseases and to manage conditions ranging from anaemia and diabetes to HIV and malaria...

By Timothy Amukele 17 May 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

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Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and Aids

As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and Aids...

By Athan Tashobya 10 May 2018

Study: New vaccine strategy for HIV-exposed babies
Study: New vaccine strategy for HIV-exposed babies

In South Africa, tuberculosis (TB) surpasses HIV as the leading fatal infectious disease...

18 Apr 2018

Understanding the link between HIV and preterm births
Understanding the link between HIV and preterm births

One in seven babies born prematurely in South Africa are born prematurely. Furthermore, approximately 250,000 babies are born to HIV positive mothers every year...

13 Apr 2018

Gaffi draws up 'essential' list of diagnostic tests
Gaffi draws up 'essential' list of diagnostic tests

Experts from 27 countries have developed consensus on which diagnostic tests should be deemed 'essential' by the World Health Organisation...

12 Apr 2018

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

Cipla's novel solution to prevent TB in people living with HIV/AIDS
Cipla's novel solution to prevent TB in people living with HIV/AIDS

With tuberculosis (TB) estimated to infect around 781 out of every 100,000 South Africans, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) are currently at the highest risk of both contracting and dying of this condition...

Issued by Cipla 23 Mar 2018

Hermina Manjekana Dyeshana
HIV programmes need to bring blessers onboard

South African healthcare workers need to actively implement and support strategies that target people at risk and 'blessers' who are driving the HIV epidemic among young women...

16 Feb 2018

Late diagnosis causing more deaths in HIV-positive children
Late diagnosis causing more deaths in HIV-positive children

A new study is raising concern that more children infected with HIV are dying early in hospitals in spite of ART being available, blaming delayed diagnosis among this pool of patients for the problem...

By Elgar Machuka 12 Feb 2018

We found ways to shorten the turnaround time for diagnosing babies with HIV
We found ways to shorten the turnaround time for diagnosing babies with HIV

They say timing is everything. And in sub-Saharan Africa, where roughly a third of untreated HIV infected babies die before they reach the age of one, a timely diagnosis is everything...

By Jónas Oddur Jónasson 23 Jan 2018

Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIV
Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIV

In recent years, South Africa has made great strides towards providing support to those infected and affected with HIV...

By Steve Letsike 22 Jan 2018

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Birth control injection could increase HIV risk by 40%

Women using the intramuscular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA may have a 40% increased risk for HIV infection...

11 Jan 2018

Professor Kaymanthri Moodley, director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University. Photo: YouTube
#WorldAIDSDay2017: Preying on hope

At the turn of the century, and influenced by his distrust of Western medicine, then-president Thabo Mbeki lost the plot. amid much media coverage, he proclaimed that HIV didn't cause Aids...

By Nicci Botha 1 Dec 2017

Urvashi Ramjee, head of claims management at Old Mutual Group Assurance
#WorldAIDSDay2017: We can't afford to become complacent

While education and better access to antiretroviral treatment (ARV) continues to improve HIV status in South Africa, we cannot afford to become complacent...

1 Dec 2017

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Fastjet, (Red) and Oliver Mtukudzi team up in the fight for an Aids-free generation

A new partnership between Fastjet and Aids organisation (Red) will be launched with the release of a new track, Holiday by legendary singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi. 100% of the proceeds from track sales will be donated to the Global Fund...

28 Nov 2017

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Campaign set to make taxi industry healthier

The PHILA Taxi Industry Campaign was launched on 27 November 2017 in an effort to strengthen the delivery of health and wellness services in the taxi industry...

24 Nov 2017

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Queering the healthcare space

Public health facilities are missing an opportunity to reduce HIV transmission because they are ill-equipped to meet the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM)...

20 Nov 2017

Engen health screenings continue through #TransportMonth
Engen health screenings continue through #TransportMonth

In celebration of Transport Month, Engen Petroleum is continuing on its annual Driver Wellness programme, offering free health screenings for truck drivers at two Engen Truck Stops in Gauteng...

10 Oct 2017

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KZN kicks off chronic care programme for HIV patients

Right to Care has launched an integrated care initiative in KwaZulu-Natal's UThukela District to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases in HIV-positive patients...

9 Oct 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?
Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory
Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for patients at Zambia's public healthcare facilities...

21 Aug 2017

Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa
Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa

Community health worker programmes can play a key role in providing HIV services in Africa...

18 Aug 2017

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

17 Aug 2017

Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa
Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa

Progress on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law recommendations was discussed at the second Africa Regional Dialogue...

4 Aug 2017

Partnership to boost HIV treatment
Partnership to boost HIV treatment

A partnership to develop, test and scale innovative approaches to increase HIV testing, care and treatment has been signed...

5 Jul 2017

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug
Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa...

29 Jun 2017

How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched
How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched

A guide, which solidifies nine years' worth of experience in developing and implementing community-based HIV-prevention programmes, has been launched...

26 Jun 2017

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