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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

Kagiso Modupe meets a circumcision doctor
Over 5,000 men respond to #ZwakalaSkeem medical circumcision campaign

After Kagiso Modupe, champion of the Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) campaign branded #ZwakalaSkeem, called on 2,000 men to get medically circumcised with him, South African men has responded in droves...

10 May 2017

Nick Walker
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

Positive results from TB and HIV/Aids prisons programme
Positive results from TB and HIV/Aids prisons programme

A national programme to address the risk of TB and HIV/Aids in the prison system has shown significant results...

9 Mar 2017

New drug option for Aids patients with TB
New drug option for Aids patients with TB

Some Aids patients, also with TB, start taking antiretrovirals hoping to get better. But they get sicker, temporarily at least...

By Ashleigh Furlong 2 Mar 2017

Dr Patience Mthunzi-Kufa. Source:
Laser-based approaches in HIV diagnostics

The CSIR biophotonics team will be presenting on laser-based HIV diagnostics at a global conference this week...

30 Jan 2017

What will it take to end Aids by 2030?
What will it take to end Aids by 2030?

Scientific advances mean nothing if people are too ashamed and feel too judged to seek them out...

By Mia Malan 5 Jan 2017

Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV
Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV

As we celebrate World Aids Day, a local company, Mobile Health Clinics (MHC), is set to play an integral role in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal and stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks by 2030...

Issued by Jag Method 1 Dec 2016

#WorldAIDSDay: A very short history of HIV life insurance
#WorldAIDSDay: A very short history of HIV life insurance

For a long time people living with HIV, didn't qualify for life insurance, but now that they have an almost normal life expectancy, things have changed.

1 Dec 2016

#WorldAIDSDay: Liver cancer a threat to the life expectancy of people living with HIV
#WorldAIDSDay: Liver cancer a threat to the life expectancy of people living with HIV

People living with HIV have an increased life expectancy, but this has created a need to screen for comorbidities that still threaten their longevity...

1 Dec 2016

Anele Yawa, general secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign; Francois Venter, deputy executive director of the Wits reproductive health and HIV institute; Qedani Mahlangu, Gauteng MEC for health; Beverley Kramer, assistant dean: research & postgraduate support; Ian Sanne, director of Wit's clinical HIV research unit and Martin Veller, dean of the faculty of Health sciences at Wits.
#WorldAIDSDay: Research leads SA's treatment programme

Since the dark days of denialism, South Africa has taken giant strides forward in implementing a progressive HIV/Aids strategy...

1 Dec 2016

Could we mass-produce HIV immunity?
Could we mass-produce HIV immunity?

One tiny protein may be the world's best hope of halting HIV in its tracks...

By Penny Moore, Lynne Morris & Nono Mkhize 28 Nov 2016

Dashboard will speed up SA's HIV suppression objectives
Dashboard will speed up SA's HIV suppression objectives

Now, healthcare practitioners involved in managing South Africa's HIV pandemic can access data from a new web-based system in near real-time...

22 Nov 2016

BHF welcomes ARV protocols, but warns against costs
BHF welcomes ARV protocols, but warns against costs

The new test and treat anti-retroviral (ARV) guidelines have been endorsed by the Board of Healthcare Funders...

6 Sep 2016

Training and safety devices reduce risk of needle-stick injuries
Training and safety devices reduce risk of needle-stick injuries

With South Africa's high prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B, healthcare workers are at risk of exposure through needle-stick injuries...

31 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Colleen Khumalo on Aids, inequality and unions
#WomensMonth: Colleen Khumalo on Aids, inequality and unions

Colleen Khumalo has a vision of taking HIV and TB management and prevention to the hard-to-reach rural areas...

5 Aug 2016

SA makes great strides in eliminating mother-to-child transmission
SA makes great strides in eliminating mother-to-child transmission

The health department's recent test-and-treat decision will impact very positively on the country's fight against Aids, and also contribute to reducing mother-to-child transmission...

1 Aug 2016

J&J reports progress on anti-HIV vaccine
J&J reports progress on anti-HIV vaccine

Developing a safe and effective global HIV vaccine remains a top health priority globally..

25 Jul 2016

Thesis sharpens focus on a neonatal HIV vaccine
Thesis sharpens focus on a neonatal HIV vaccine

The impact of myeloid-derived suppressor cells on vaccine immunity will lay the foundation for a neonatal HIV vaccine...

22 Jul 2016

MomConnect available as chatbot on Messenger
MomConnect available as chatbot on Messenger

At the International Aids Conference 2016, currently being held in Durban, the Praekelt Foundation will launch a new chatbot for Messenger, integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect...

20 Jul 2016

Ethiopia aims to quell HIV/Aids in five years
Ethiopia aims to quell HIV/Aids in five years

Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million Aids-related deaths, as well as up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020...

5 Jul 2016

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