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SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination
SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination

Although South Africa is renowned as a premium tourist destination and known to have world-class private medical facilities, the country has a very low key medical tourism industry...

15 May 2017

Vaccines to be used against antibiotic-resistant typhoid
Vaccines to be used against antibiotic-resistant typhoid

Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe are the three high-burden African countries selected to be the first to benefit from a typhoid conjugate vaccine....

By Lilian Namagembe 7 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: Madelene Cronje/M&G
Money can't be the only motive for developing life-saving medicines

Prior to 2015, Zika was an obscure virus that received little global attention. No one expected it to spread so rapidly. Consequently, no vaccine were developed....

By Ruth Dreifuss and Malebona Precious Matsoso 21 Oct 2016

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Rotary adds $35m to polio-fighting coffers

Following three new cases of polio in Nigeria, Rotary has added $35m in grants to support the global effort to end the disease..

21 Sep 2016

PPPs the best cure for infectious diseases
PPPs the best cure for infectious diseases

The best way of tackling infectious diseases is for big business and academia to formulate treatment and prevention strategies...

29 Aug 2016

WHO revises yellow fever dosages
WHO revises yellow fever dosages

As yellow fever spreads through the DRC, new measures will ensure more people are immunised...

By Lyndal Rowlands 25 Aug 2016

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Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas...

By Ziba Kashef 19 Aug 2016

Global database for women exposed to Zika
Global database for women exposed to Zika

Swiss doctors have asked thousands of colleagues worldwide to provide data for the first global registry of women exposed to Zika...

17 Aug 2016

New cases thwart Nigeria's polio-free plans
New cases thwart Nigeria's polio-free plans

Nigeria's plans to be certified polio-free next year have been scuppered after two new cases of the disease have been reported...

15 Aug 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances
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

Are fungal infections the next superbugs?
Are fungal infections the next superbugs?

Like microbials, fungal infections seem to be reinventing themselves into deadly threats capable of outsmarting available modes of treatment...

5 Jul 2016

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

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap
[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

Nigerian president saluted for anti-polio campaign
Nigerian president saluted for anti-polio campaign

Nigerian president named Polio Eradication Champion...

10 Mar 2016

The war against measles
The war against measles

In the 1990s, a coalition of leading health organisations declared that it was feasible, technically, to eradicate measles worldwide by 2010...

2 Mar 2016

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SAA continues flying to Brazil despite virus outbreak

SAA will continue to fly between Johannesburg and Sao Paolo, in Brazil, after the World Health Organization concluded that there is no justification to impose a travel ban...

8 Feb 2016

First instance of Colistin resistance bacteria in South Africa
First instance of Colistin resistance bacteria in South Africa

Detected in China in November 2015, the Colistin resistant bacteria has been identified in South Africa by animal pharmaceutical company, V-Tech...

18 Jan 2016

African Viral Hepatitis Summit 2016 next week
African Viral Hepatitis Summit 2016 next week

Leading hepatitis experts will convene in Dakar on 19-20 January 2016 for the African Viral Hepatitis Summit...

13 Jan 2016

A look back at Ebola
A look back at Ebola

The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once again...

By Jennifer Lazuta 30 Dec 2015

Africa has highest burden of foodborne diseases per population
Africa has highest burden of foodborne diseases per population

The World Health Organization has released its first global estimates of foodborne diseases, which finds that Africa is estimated to have the highest burden of foodborne diseases per population...

4 Dec 2015

Misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance is worldwide
Misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance is worldwide

WHO launched a global campaign, 'Antibiotics: Handle with care', during the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 16-22 November 2015. Its new multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance...

18 Nov 2015

Vaccine vital to prevent shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia
Vaccine vital to prevent shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia

Approximately 95% of adults are at risk of developing the 'big brother' of chickenpox, which is shingles or its painful companion, post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN)...

18 Nov 2015

Will climate change = more disease?
Will climate change = more disease?

NEW YORK: Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans?

By Philippa Garson 9 Nov 2015

Polio eradication initiative receives $40.4m from Rotary
Polio eradication initiative receives $40.4m from Rotary

The global effort to end polio is receiving an additional $40.4m boost from Rotary to support immunisation activities and surveillance spearheaded by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative...

2 Nov 2015

Polio still a threat - vaccinations essential
Polio still a threat - vaccinations essential

National Polio Awareness Week, held from 6-12 August, is a reminder that this deadly disease is still present in the world and only immunisation keeps it at bay...

7 Aug 2015

Rheumatic fever weakening South Africa's youth
Rheumatic fever weakening South Africa's youth

Rheumatic fever can affect children from the age of six up to early adulthood (18 to 21 years) and in most people presents as nothing more than a sore throat, fever and stiff joints...

4 Aug 2015

HPV as common in men as women
HPV as common in men as women

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common viruses affecting boys, girls, men and women, yet it is largely ignored by men, partly because of the focus of its links to cervical cancer...

28 Jul 2015

8th International Clinicians' Course for TB in South Africa
8th International Clinicians' Course for TB in South Africa

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in association with the University of Pretoria, is presenting the 8th International Clinicians' Course for TB in South Africa to be held from 13-16 August at no cost...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 17 Jun 2015

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