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Company News to launch in Africa

Following a pre-Series A round of $3m, Webrock and Healthforce will be taking the cutting-edge technology behind the second most downloaded doctor app in Europe,, to Africa...

18 hours ago

NHI funding. It's complicated

There is no doubt that some form of universal healthcare is imperative in South Africa. It is not sustainable to have only 16% of the population on private medical aid...

By Lee Callakoppen, Issued by Bonitas 15 hours ago

Negotiations for Sputnik, Sinovac vaccines at advanced stage

Negotiations with the manufacturers of Sputnik V and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines are at an advanced stage...

1 day ago

Congo caps public gatherings as third Covid-19 wave builds

The Democratic Republic of Congo will limit public gatherings to 20 people and close nightclubs as the country grapples with a third wave of Covid-19, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday...

3 days ago

How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak - and why it's so tricky

Every time there is a major disease outbreak, one of the first questions scientists and the public ask is: "Where did this come from?"

By Marilyn J Roossinck 3 days ago

South African health inspectors will not release unsuitable J&J vaccines

South African health inspectors on Sunday said they will not release Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines that may have been contaminated during production at a US plant...

14 Jun 2021

Ending HIV in children is way off target: where to focus action now

World leaders have recently, under the auspices of the United Nations, renewed their commitment to ending Aids...

By Kaymarlin Govender & Linda-Gail Bekker 14 Jun 2021

South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinations

South Africa has started the second phase of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The aim is to vaccinate essential workers, people in congregate settings such as nursing homes, those over 60 years of age and other vulnerable groups...

By Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay 11 Jun 2021

BHF launches alternative reimbursement model for medical schemes

An alternative reimbursement model (ARM) tool has been developed for the healthcare sector in response to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa...

11 Jun 2021

Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

CTICC to become one of first 'vaccination centres of hope'

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is being converted into a mass vaccination site, which at its peak will vaccinate over 4,000 people a day...

10 Jun 2021

HIV 40 years on: four action points to end Aids as a health threat

On 5 June 1981 a short report of five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia in young homosexual men in Los Angeles marked the discovery of Aids, the first pandemic of the 20th century caused by a completely new virus, HIV...

By Gilles van Cutsem 10 Jun 2021

South Africa's health minister put on special leave over graft allegations

President Cyril Ramaphosa put his health minister, Zweli Mkhize, on special leave on Tuesday, after allegations that his department irregularly awarded Covid-19-related contracts

By Nqobile Dludla 9 Jun 2021

Covax is failing to halt the Covid-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called for an accelerated global effort to distribute vaccines to end the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Monica de Bolle 9 Jun 2021

Six-month treatment effective for multi-drug-resistant TB, study finds

A study has revealed that a novel six-month treatment regimen is effective for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)...

8 Jun 2021

Top SA urologist becomes first to complete 1000 robotic surgeries

Top surgeon, Dr Lance Coetzee, who has become the first urologist in SA to complete 1000 robotic procedures, says robots are changing the face of cancer treatment and are helping save lives...

Issued by Leap Communications 3 days ago

University collaboration reaches promising Covid-19 vaccine results

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid-19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8 June...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 10 Jun 2021

5 benefits of CBD

Do you suffer from the misery of pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, or insomnia? Take a leaf out of Mother Nature's book and turn to CBD as an alternative therapy to treat a range of conditions...

Issued by ADCO CBD 9 Jun 2021

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