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Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Sha'p Left to help scale up Covid-19 testing

To support the government's objective of increased testing to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak effectively, the Cipla Foundation in partnership with the Western Cape Government Health Department, has rolled out four screening and testing units in the Overberg district...

Issued by Cipla 20 Apr 2020

Coronavirus risks forcing South Africa to make health trade-offs it can ill afford

South Africa's health authorities are testing, quarantining and treating individuals who have been exposed to the new coronavirus. And the country is in lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread...

By Karen Hofman & Susan Goldstein 17 Apr 2020

CareerJunction helps fill medical vacancies during Covid-19 crisis

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds in South Africa and we all deal with the socio-economic and mental impact of being under lockdown, CareerJunction has been working behind the scenes to assist the Government's healthcare system with the recruitment of medical staff...

Issued by CareerJunction 8 Apr 2020

Another SA First - Cipla's combination TB-Preventative therapy in one tablet

With South Africa having one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, coupled with equally high statistics of people living with HIV (PLHIV), two of the biggest issues in reducing both these numbers are access and adherence to medication...

Issued by Cipla 7 Apr 2020

#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual

Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020

State of disaster - how applying mining principles to other industries could help mitigate risk

With South Africa being in a state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, industries across the country are embarking on an integrated and coordinated approach to prevent and reduce the further outbreak of Covid-19...

By Lili Nupen, Nicole Limberis-Ritchie & Chantal Murdock 23 Mar 2020

Our health is our humanity

Human Rights Day is cause for celebration, a recognition of the progress South Africa has made. Our rights make us who we are. But as the spread of coronavirus shows, it is our right to health that is at the crux of everything...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 23 Mar 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

More than 600 cases of #Covid-19 in Africa

More than 600 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago...

20 Mar 2020

Blood groups - and their antibodies - are being explored in immunity to SARS-CoV2

Covid-19, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019, is relentlessly sweeping across the world. The scale of the epidemic has caused chaos and led to the World Health Organisation declaring it a pandemic in early February 2020...

By Glenda Mary Davison 19 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

18 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Why "test, test, test" is easier said than done

Testing people suspected of Covid-19 and then tracing who they have had contact with is vital to controlling the epidemic. But the test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is both expensive and logistically time-consuming...

By James Stent & Nathan Geffen 18 Mar 2020

Covid-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed

The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise...

By Akebe Luther King Abia 18 Mar 2020

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