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South Africa needs a plan to protect children's health beyond Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a head-on challenge to even the most solid health systems in the world. In South Africa its onset collided with the already existing quadruple burden of disease...

By Ute Feucht 28 Aug 2020

Smile Foundation calls for support amid backlog of child surgeries

The Smile Foundation is calling on the South African public for urgent support in providing care to patients and their families, as well as in addressing the growing backlog of children in need of surgery as soon as it is deemed safe...

14 Aug 2020

Paediatricians advocate the reopening of schools

As schools welcomed only Grade 12 learners back this week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) together urge government to open schools to all learners and not to allow fear or politics to harm the children of South Africa...

6 Aug 2020

Why Africa needs more antibiotic trials involving children

The information generated by testing and a review of bloodstream pathogen sensitivity data at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme over the last 20 years has shown why there should be more clinical trials involving children, especially in low-income countries...

By Pui-Ying Iroh Tam 4 Aug 2020

Red Cross frontline medics call for urgent support

"It's like a battlefield out here," says Prof Mignon McCulloch, a paediatrician on the frontline in the Red Cross Emergency Centre...

22 Jul 2020

Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is set to acquire Baby City and its network of 33 stores from founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m...

15 May 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

Newborns in developing countries need better protection from common bacteria

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infection rates of Streptococcus agalactiae, or "Group B strep", in the world - and one in five babies will not survive the illness...

19 Mar 2020

The way we measure iron deficiency in children needs to change. Here's why

A deficiency of iron for normal body function is the most common nutritional disorder in the world...

By John Muthii Muriuki 12 Mar 2020

Cipla working to end neglect of paediatric HIV

Almost all parents can attest to the struggle experienced at mealtimes - think aeroplane noises and bribery - to get an infant or toddler to just eat their veggies...

Issued by Cipla 9 Mar 2020

New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

Health implements plan to contain CRE outbreak

The Gauteng Health Department and Tembisa Hospital management is currently implementing an operational plan to address the carbapenem-resistant (CRE) Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak that has resulted in the death of 10 babies...

23 Jan 2020

Why many children with autism have oral health problems

The World Health Organisation estimates that one in 160 children around the world has an autism spectrum disorder...

By Magandhree Naidoo 20 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

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