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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

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Scientists design a novel formula that repels and kills mosquitoes

A significant portion of malaria infections in Africa may be due to people being exposed to mosquito vectors outdoors. This means that current control methods need to be updated to include methods or strategies that protect people all the time and not only when they are inside their homes...

By Walter Focke, Mthokozisi Sibanda & Taneshka Kruger 10 May 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale
Local scientist makes it onto Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders list

The founder and director of Africa's first integrated drug discovery centre, Professor Kelly Chibale, has been named as one of Fortune magazine's World's Greatest Leaders for 2018...

By Kim Cloete 24 Apr 2018

Why Kenya isn't winning the war against malaria in some counties
Why Kenya isn't winning the war against malaria in some counties

In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria...

By Eunice Anyango Owino 23 Apr 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale of UCT's Drug Discovery and Development Unit (H3D)
New partnership works towards new therapeutic solutions for malaria

Malaria afflicts over 200-million people in the developing world each year, and takes an estimated 445,000 lives, mostly young children and pregnant women...

20 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Health, Wellness and Pharma finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Health, Wellness and Pharma finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'health, wellness and pharma' category have been revealed for One Show 2017, with one SA entry making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Design finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Design finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'design' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with three entries from one SA agency making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

Release of sterile mosquitoes a "publicity stunt"
Release of sterile mosquitoes a "publicity stunt"

Although the long-term underlying intention is reduce malaria in Africa, the release of genetically modified (GM) "male-sterile" mosquitoes in Burkina Faso this year by the Target Malaria research consortium has no real benefit...

14 Feb 2018

David Beckham fronts new malaria campaign
David Beckham fronts new malaria campaign

Football legend, David Beckham, is the public face of a new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live...

8 Feb 2018

The travel bug you don't want to catch these holidays
The travel bug you don't want to catch these holidays

This is the time of year when many South African are exploring our beautiful country. Whether it's sunny beaches or viewing the Big Five, there's one souvenir you won't want to take home with you...

22 Dec 2017

Photo: New Vision
Commitment to a malaria-free Africa can't wane

Malaria prevalence has increased across the African continent, with 194-million cases reported in 2016, up from 191-million in 2015. Malaria mortality rates decreased by 2,000 during the same period...

29 Nov 2017

Dr Klaus Eckstein, CEO and Country Divisional Head of the Crop Science Division for Bayer Southern Africa at the opening of the Mozambique office
Bayer opens local office in Mozambique, cements presence in Africa

Bayer has announced the opening of a new local office in Maputo, Mozambique, cementing its presence and demonstrating commitment to its growing business interests in Africa...

3 Nov 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

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WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors
Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease...

19 May 2017

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New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

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Research team releases data on promising anti-malarial

Research conducted on a anti-malarial clinical drug candidate, MMV390048, and its efficacy against resistant strains of the malaria parasite, and across the entire parasite lifecycle...

By Kim Cloete 2 May 2017

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#WorldMalariaDay: 21% drop in global cases

According to the World Malaria Report 2016, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015...

25 Apr 2017

Malaria education in Malawi. Source: WHO/S Hollyman
#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

Burundi declares malaria epidemic
Burundi declares malaria epidemic

Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than 9m cases were recorded since last year...

By Moses Havyarimana 16 Mar 2017

Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA
Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA

Social media is abuzz about three women who died of malaria in the Tshwane region – none of whom had been to a malaria-endemic area...

10 Mar 2017

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Leaders unite to eradicate malaria

A group of public and private sector leaders who aim to ensure malaria eradication remains a top global priority have launched the End Malaria Council...

23 Jan 2017

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets
African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

Mokoena in the Goodbye Malaria store at OR Tambo airport, which features Shweshwe pyjama pants, hats and bowties as well as handmade teddies, bracelets and more...
#Behindtheselfie with... Lebohang Mokoena

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lebohang Mokoena: 28-year-old entrepreneur selected in a 'Dragon's Den-style interview to spearhead Goodbye Malaria's merchandising and fundraising effort at their new pop-up stores at airports, which launched on 23 November...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2016

UP uses tech to tackle malaria
UP uses tech to tackle malaria

Technology implemented in the air and on the ground forms part of a transdisciplinary solution to battle the scourge of malaria in South Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa
Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa

Digicape has announced a deal with xRapid, the London-based startup that has created a world-first mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app...

Issued by Digicape 15 Aug 2016

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H3D makes second malaria drug breakthrough

A new potent antimalarial development candidate with the potential to both treat and prevent of malaria has been identified by UCT's H3D...

By Kim Cloete 27 Jul 2016

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Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

Taking the bite out of malaria
Taking the bite out of malaria

Great strides have been made in addressing the scourge of malaria in South Africa, yet prevention rather than cure needs to become the priority...

14 Jun 2016

Bacteria could spell the end for mosquito-borne diseases
Bacteria could spell the end for mosquito-borne diseases

An intercellular bacterial infection has the potential to control diseases spread by mosquitoes...

7 Jun 2016

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