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Beyond Florence Nightingale: how African nurses have decolonised the profession

This year - 2020 - marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. It's therefore understandable that it's being marked as the year of the nurse and midwife...

By Timothy A Carey, Agnes Binagwaho & Judy Khanyola 1 day ago

South African study highlights growing number of landfill sites, and health risks

There has been considerable public attention in recent years on the role of waste in developing countries, in particular because they are often recipients of waste that originates in developed countries...

By Andrew Tomita and Rob Slotow 1 day ago

Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africa

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Ian Couper & Jana Müller 2 days ago

Gauteng surges ahead as new Covid-19 epicentre

Gauteng has officially overtaken the Western Cape as the country's Covid-19 epicentre with the highest number of cases cumulatively, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late on Wednesday.

2 days ago

Gauteng establishes single government-operated nursing college

The Gauteng Health Department has signed the statute paving the way for the establishment of a single government-operated nursing college in the province known as the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCoN)...

2 days ago

Evidence that Covid-19 may be airborne

The World Health Organisation, in a press conference, acknowledged "evidence emerging" that that the airborne transmission of Covid-19 cannot be ruled out...

3 days ago

South Africans must be healthier for universal healthcare to succeed

Achieving a healthy population isn't easy for any country - rich or poor. One of the approaches that's gained traction over the past two decades is preventative care through health promotion...

By Jane Simmonds & Charles Parry 3 days ago

Covid-19 vaccine: the challenges of running a trial in the middle of a pandemic

South Africa recently announced the start of the country's first Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial. The vaccine is also being tested in the UK and Brazil...

By Jeffrey Mphahlele 7 Jul 2020

South Africans embrace digital medical consultations

Borderless Access brings you findings from 10 countries on how modes of medical consultation have and will continue to change, post-lockdown...

Issued by Borderless Access 7 Jul 2020

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