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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

How South Africa can build a child-centred healthcare system

It is more than 20 years since the South African constitution first guaranteed children's "right to basic healthcare services"...

By Maylene Shung-King 12 Dec 2019

The Medicines Patent Pool announces new licensee for HIV paediatric treatment

On World AIDS Day, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a sublicence agreement with Indian manufacturing partner Cipla for the development, manufacture and supply of HIV treatment lopinavir (LPV) and ritonavir (RTV or r) individually or in combination, for paediatric use...

Issued by Cipla 6 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Struggling with admin, patient bookings, and general time management? You don't need to, when one software suite can solve it all...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Millions of malnourished children in West and Central Africa have been overlooked by UN estimates - new data

Four years ago the United Nations (UN) members states created a list of international development targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals....

By Marco Pomati & Shailen Nandy 15 Nov 2019

Grant to fund child-friendly TB treatments

A R280m grant will fund a project to develop and evaluate child-friendly treatments for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and assess regimens to prevent the onset of the disease...

22 Oct 2019

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