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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, WHO
WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history...

By David Sanders 13 hours ago

Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts
Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts

The Gauteng Health Department has once more warned community members of bogus job adverts that uses the department's name and fraudulently invite people to apply for vacancies at different health facilities...

3 days ago

Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash
Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

22 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF
Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities
Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities

Cape Town has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global effort to build healthier cities by pursuing a specific policy to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries by 2018...

17 May 2017

Source: Bhekisisa/Marina Bazo
Is 'all-in-one healthcare' a dream?

Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one...

By Mia Malan 16 May 2017

Keeping the dreaded flu at bay
Keeping the dreaded flu at bay

“The truth is that the flu is actually a relentless and possibly life-threatening disease which kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year.”

11 May 2017

UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases
UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases

Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits...

11 May 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

CreativesolutionisT via
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

National laboratory service suspends yet another official
National laboratory service suspends yet another official

The head of procurement at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Graham Motsepe, has been suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry initiated by the organisation's board...

By Tamar Kahn 4 May 2017

Funding stymies placement of medical interns
Funding stymies placement of medical interns

Limited funding for intern posts has left nearly 100 medical graduates without jobs and the situation could worsen when about 1,000 graduates return from Cuba...

3 May 2017

Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes
Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa's economic woes

Additional investments in science, technology, and innovation in Africa will improve health, spur economic growth, and reduce poverty across the continent...

3 May 2017

Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates. Source:
Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa...

26 Apr 2017

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP...

Issued by SACAP 24 Apr 2017

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Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

In the news - health issues that plague South Africa
In the news - health issues that plague South Africa

In a recent article released by a United States online journal, 24/7 Wall St, it was reported that four of the 10 world's unhealthiest nations are the African nations of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique...

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week
Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017...

20 Apr 2017

Sama KZN to protest the sorry state of healthcare in the province
Sama KZN to protest the sorry state of healthcare in the province

To highlight the poor state of public healthcare in the province, the Sama KwaZulu-Natal coastal branch will embark on a protest march on 5 May...

18 Apr 2017

Catastrophic antibiotic threat from food
Catastrophic antibiotic threat from food

Much of the antibiotics given to livestock and poultry passes un-degraded through their urine and faeces, directly affecting food...

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Tan Zhai Gen 7 Apr 2017

How to fund a failing health system
How to fund a failing health system

Could Zimbabwe's new Health Development Fund rescue the country's cash-strapped clinics and hospitals?

By TAWANDA KAROMBO and ADRI KOTZE 6 Apr 2017

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO director-general
WHO launches medication safety plan

The Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety aims to address the weaknesses in health systems that lead to medication errors...

6 Apr 2017

Source: World Health Organisation
Nigeria needs $1.1bn for meningitis vaccine programme

The sum of $1.1bn is currently required to vaccinate 22m people in the five Nigerian states affected by the outbreak of the type C cerebro-spinal meningitis...

By Damilola Oyedele 4 Apr 2017

BevSA wants more time on sugar tax
BevSA wants more time on sugar tax

BevSA is asking for more time for a total dietary study to be done on obesity before the new tax on SSBs is introduced...

4 Apr 2017

Satellifes at night.
Purposefully recolouring township satellites with Grey

Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

Huge response to illegal advert
Huge response to illegal advert

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has urged people not to apply for jobs that were advertised internally, saying that an employee had advertised vacancies that had not been approved...

By Estelle Ellis 31 Mar 2017

Limpopo gets new medical school, hospital
Limpopo gets new medical school, hospital

The first medical school since the advent of democracy is set to be built in Limpopo...

31 Mar 2017

First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities
First free ADHD screening programme for underserved communities

A new initiative has been launched aimed at screening children for ADHD in underserved communities across the country, free of charge...

30 Mar 2017

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