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PinkDrive, corporate SA join hands to roll out vaccination programme to rural communities

PinkDrive has joined hands with the private sector to help accelerate the government's acceleration programme to remote communities...

1 hour ago

#WomensMonth: It'll take more than 60 years to bridge the gender gap

When I started, I was one of very few women in leadership roles in our company. It was extremely difficult to think about role modelling when there were no women to look up to...

By Catherine Estrampes 1 day ago

More than a woman

At Intercare, we know women experience unique health issues and conditions. That's why we enable women to take charge of their health by working in partnership with their doctor, in educating themselves on health issues and their holistic well-being...

Issued by Intercare 2 days ago

Excluding migrants undermines the success of Covid-19 vaccine rollouts

Migration is increasingly recognised as a determinant of health. Research shows that, in many cases, cross-border migrants arriving in new countries are healthier than the host population...

By Rebecca Walker, Jo Vearey & Nicholas Maple 2 days ago

Are e-pharmacies naturally making SA's cough, cold and flu remedies market healthier?

Insight Survey's latest South African Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies Industry Landscape Report 2021, carefully uncovers the global and local cough, cold and flu remedies market (including the impact of Covid-19), based on the latest intelligence and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 2 days ago

Reluctant to be vaccinated for Covid-19? Here are 6 myths you can put to rest

South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme, outlined by the ministry of health, had three phases, starting with the most vulnerable population...

30 Jul 2021

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

By Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

The race is on to recover looted vaccines and medicine

Covid-19 vaccines and other scheduled medicines have also been named as goods taken by looters in the recent unrest, which has a potential devastating impact on our already stretched health system...

By Jan-Harm Swanepoel 29 Jul 2021

Study: Lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose - but vaccines still work

Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, recently announced that the delta variant is no longer of concern because it now comprises 98% of new cases in the country and is therefore "the normal variant"...

By Zania Stamataki 28 Jul 2021

Vaccine inequality makes a case for African pharma opportunities

Africa's Covid-19 vaccine challenges have been a bitter pill for many governments to swallow as they watch developed countries race ahead with their vaccination programmes...

By Julie Oppenheim, Daniel Mwathe & Micael Sehul 28 Jul 2021

This is no time to neglect hepatitis - 70-million Africans are infected

In 2016, the WHO set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030...

By Pauline Bakibinga 27 Jul 2021

J&J single-dose vaccine effective against Delta variant

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the country...

26 Jul 2021

SA moves to Adjusted Alert Level 3

The overall decline in new Covid-19 infections means that South Africa can move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with the associated easing of restrictions on gatherings, movement and the sale of alcohol...

26 Jul 2021

Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care"...

By Mark Shrime 23 Jul 2021

We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

The Cipla Foundation contributes to the vaccine rollout through partnership

To help ramp up the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in South Africa, especially during the third wave, the Cipla Foundation has built innovative, movable vaccination stations...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

Protecting breastfeeding is a shared responsibility

World Breastfeeding Week runs from 1 to 7 August 2021, it is vital to remember that breastmilk is the optimum food for our babies...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 30 Jul 2021

Glutathione deficiency raises risk of severe Covid symptoms - research

A clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease...

Issued by Leap Communications 26 Jul 2021

Optimising healthy eating habits

Many South Africans across economic spectrums are thinking more about how and what we eat; and wondering if our eating habits can help to protect our health in the face of Covid...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 26 Jul 2021




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