Healthcare Trends 2020

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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 facilities on high alert to deal with coronavirus

Although there are no reports or suspected cases of the coronavirus in South Africa, all the country's health facilities are on high alert to deal with any eventuality...

18 Feb 2020

Lassa fever: why there's a call to declare a health emergency in Nigeria

The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa's most populous nation to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity...

13 Feb 2020

False information fuels fear during disease outbreaks: there is an antidote

False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media...

By Marina Joubert 10 Feb 2020

IHI 2020 Africa Forum

One of the great learning experiences in healthcare on the African continent is what has now become a biennial event: the IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare...

Issued by COHSASA 6 Feb 2020

Joint hearing into Life Esidimeni to be conducted

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has agreed to the National Prosecuting Authority's request that a joint hearing be conducted into the Life Esidimeni deaths...

6 Feb 2020

Many countries regulate e-cigarettes. South Africa should too

Opinions differ on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. But dozens of countries are taking action. In Africa, Kenya already taxes these products, and South Africa is preparing to follow...

By Laura Rossouw 6 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: how health and politics have always been inextricably linked in China

Since the onset of the Chinese revolution in the early 20th century, public health objectives have been an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology...

By Xun Zhou 5 Feb 2020

Quarantines have tried to keep out disease for thousands of years

The recent global spread of a deadly coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has led world leaders to invoke an ancient tradition to control the spread of illness: quarantine...

By Leslie S. Leighton 5 Feb 2020

Nigeria and disease outbreaks. Better prepared, but still weak spots

Early this year, China confirmed the first case of a new strain of coronavirus (2019nCoV) isolated from a cluster of people with a respiratory syndrome in Wuhan...

By Folasade Ogunsola 4 Feb 2020

China-bound travellers urged to reconsider plans

The Center for Disease Control has issued a Level 3 Warning to avoid non-essential travel to China in its entirety...

31 Jan 2020

Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

Secret histories of drugs - legal and illegal - in southern Africa

If you want to score heroin in some of the historically black suburbs, or townships, of Johannesburg, South Africa, you need to find yourself a 'Snyman'...

By Thembisa Waetjen, Julie Parle & Rebecca Hodes 30 Jan 2020

Over R2m worth of LifeStyles Condoms donated to Dis-Chem Foundation

LifeStyles Healthcare, a global leader in the sexual wellness sector, has donated more than R2m worth of LifeStyles Condoms to the Dis-Chem foundation who in turn will be distributing the condoms to various NGO's across South Africa...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 29 Jan 2020

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