Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya. Flora Mutere-Okuku
Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths...

By Faith Osier 7 Nov 2018

Usman Yusuf. Photo: Premium Times
Head of Nigeria's NHIS placed on administrative leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the country's embattled executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave effective from November 5...

By Ebuka Onyeji 1 Nov 2018

How will the State Liability Amendment Bill affect victims?
How will the State Liability Amendment Bill affect victims?

According to Kirstie Haslam, partner at DSC Attorneys, the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill will have dire consequences for medical malpractice claimants...

31 Oct 2018

R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete
R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete

The new occupational therapy and sports facilities at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital were opened this month, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month...

29 Oct 2018

R500m to recruit health professionals, buy beds and linen
R500m to recruit health professionals, buy beds and linen

Government will reprioritise funds to make R350m available to recruit new health professionals, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni...

25 Oct 2018

Will NHI be just another state-owned enterprise?
Will NHI be just another state-owned enterprise?

A report by organisations collaborating under the umbrella of the People's Health Movement South Africa was interrogates, among other things the flaws and pitfalls of the country's NHI proposal...

By Melody Emmett 25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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Ageing health infrastructure to receive urgent attention

The South African government has committed to upgrading and maintaining the ageing and dilapidated infrastructure at public healthcare facilities...

23 Oct 2018

Emma Corder, country manager for Nilfisk
Keeping things clean

An area where public hospitals and clinics can compare favourably with their private sector peers is on general and clinical hygiene practices...

22 Oct 2018

The connection between weight loss and fertility
The connection between weight loss and fertility

Multiple studies have found that there is a correlation between weight loss and fertility. But how does it work?...

Issued by Slender Wonder 19 Oct 2018

Deputy President David Mabuza
Mabuza: 'The NHI must not negate private health schemes for those who desire them'

Speaking on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza reiterates the South African government's commitment to universal healthcare...

19 Oct 2018

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Health, safety of mine workers in the spotlight

While South Africa is well known for its mineral wealth and a well-regulated mining industry that is a major contributor to the economy, the sector is grappling with the health and safety of miners...

19 Oct 2018

Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade
Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade

Listeria bacteria remains present in food samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector. This is despite the fact that Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat...

17 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

EPA/Jane Hahn
Why drugs alone won't stop the spread of parasitic worms in Africa

Deworming has become a common practise across the world. It has proved very successful, reducing the burden of parasitic worms among children by more than 50%...

By Justin Komguep Nono & Hlumani Ndlovu 10 Oct 2018

Zim only has two pathologists
Zim only has two pathologists

Zimbabwe has just two qualified forensic pathologists forcing families to wait for weeks before they can bury loved ones in cases of murder, it has emerged.

9 Oct 2018

Pioneering HIV+ transplant opens up a pool of new donors
Pioneering HIV+ transplant opens up a pool of new donors

In 2017, doctors at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre transplant unit faced the tough ethical question of whether saving the life of a child in end-stage liver disease overrode the risk of infection from an HIV-positive donor...

5 Oct 2018

Dr Brian Ruff, co-founder of PPO Serve
NHI debate is stuck in the weeds

The National Health Insurance (NHI) is not a radical shift to dismantle a functioning system, but an opportunity to review two poorly functioning ones...

By Brian Ruff 4 Oct 2018

New African Food Safety Index launches
New African Food Safety Index launches

In a move to help tackle the burden of foodborne diseases, a new African Food Safety Index (AFSI) was launched on Tuesday, 2 October 2018...

3 Oct 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

By Tom Jackson 2 Oct 2018

ATM pharmacy launches in Bloemfontein
ATM pharmacy launches in Bloemfontein

Twin City Mall in Bloemfontein is the newest site for the innovative ATM pharmacy that gives patients with chronic illnesses repeat medication in under five minutes...

28 Sep 2018

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Penicillin was discovered 90 years ago - and despite resistance, the future looks good for antibiotics

When the NHS turned 70 this year, I was reminded of another anniversary which has had an enormous impact on healthcare over many years. Penicillin is 90 this year.

By Alastair Hay 21 Sep 2018

'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data
'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

Owners of small shops in South Africa have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date...

By Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018

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Tackle Africa's chronic diseases with effective actions

Cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

By Sam Otieno 18 Sep 2018

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Flu plane: are we really ready for a global pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers reported flu-like symptoms...

By Mark Eccleston-Turner 17 Sep 2018

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Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

By Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018

A small hospital in Wakiso district in the central region of Uganda. Shutterstock
People across Africa have to travel far to get to a hospital. We worked out how far

Nearly half of all deaths and about a third of disabilities in low and middle-income countries could be avoided if people had access to emergency care...

By Paul Ouma & Emelda Okiro 14 Sep 2018

Professor Ian Couper
African mid-level health workers need better training

As the frontline of healthcare in Africa, mid-level health workers need improved training to help them reduce the burden of disease in their communities...

13 Sep 2018

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Zimbabwean cholera death toll rises to 16

The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Harare's high-density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro has risen to 16, with health officials yesterday quarantining and decommissioning all possible sources of the disease...

By Nyemudzai Kakore & Munyaradzi Masiiwa 10 Sep 2018

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