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Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?

There are those that are largely adhering to Covid-19 preventative measures, and those that show only limited adherence to the recommended guidelines. It is this latter group that should be of concern as they are potentially super-spreaders of Covid-19...

By Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 11 hours ago

Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DME

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

By Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 10 hours ago

Book now: Newsroom Management for PR and Brands: Webinar | 20 May 2021

On Thursday, 20 May, at 3pm we invite you to spend an hour with our team and industry experts to discuss newsroom management trends for business communications...

Issued by 1 day ago

#InternationalNursesDay: The future of nursing is bright

A lot has happened in 2020 and more will happen in the future. The Covid-19 pandemic brought various challenges to the healthcare system and nurses have been at the coalface of these challenges...

By Champion Nyoni, 1 day ago

#InternationalNursesDay: The backbone of SA's healthcare system

Nurses have emerged as heroes in the fight against Covid-19. The grit, quick decision-making and compassion required to take care of patients in the face of a terrifying global pandemic...

By Bha Ndungane-Tlakula 1 day ago

15 facts about the Covid vaccine

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 2 days ago

Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as Covid third wave swells

Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 2 days ago

Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programme

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

By Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 2 days ago

Clicks to buy Pick n Pay pharmacies

Clicks Group will acquire Pick n Pay's retail pharmacy business, including 25 in-store pharmacies which will be rebranded to Clicks...

3 days ago

South Africa picks up first cases of coronavirus variant from India

South Africa's health ministry said it had detected the first four cases of a new coronavirus variant that emerged in India and was responsible for a surge of infections and deaths in the Asian country...

By Wendell Roelf 3 days ago

It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

By Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 3 days ago

SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - research

Research shows that CEM-K's efficacy in helping relieve skin irritations may be comparable to some allopathic medicines - but without the side-effects...

Issued by Leap Communications 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

Issued by 7 May 2021

Remote training in bioinformatics to upskill scientists across Africa

A new collaboration between Wellcome Connecting Science and H3ABioNet is helping deliver bioinformatics training throughout Africa, helping scientists tackle some of the continent's most urgent health challenges...

7 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

New training manual emphasises importance of cleaning to fight infection in healthcare facilities

One of the simplest methods of preventing infection is proper cleaning practices; however, a lack of quality training is often one of the factors contributing to the high infection rate in South Africa's healthcare facilities...

7 May 2021

Outreach Engineering, Wits Healthcare Innovation merge to scale impact

Following a successful track record, Outreach Engineering and Wits Healthcare Innovation are merging to scale up their work...

7 May 2021

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

The art of living and dying: A partnership story

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, palliative care is now more in the mainstream eye than ever before...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 6 May 2021

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