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    Book now: Newsroom Management for PR and Brands: Webinar | 20 May 2021

    On Thursday, 20 May, at 3pm we invite you to spend an hour with our team and industry experts to discuss newsroom management trends for business communications...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 12 May 2021

    Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as Covid third wave swells

    Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with...

    By Khalid Abdelaziz 11 May 2021

    Remote training in bioinformatics to upskill scientists across Africa

    A new collaboration between Wellcome Connecting Science and H3ABioNet is helping deliver bioinformatics training throughout Africa, helping scientists tackle some of the continent's most urgent health challenges...

    7 May 2021

    Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide you

    Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

    By Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

    Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

    The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

    26 Feb 2021

    Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

    Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

    By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

    The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

    Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

    By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

    Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa

    Professor Ralph Hamann from UCT's Graduate School of Business is among a group of researchers analysing the initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa...

    24 Dec 2020

    Here's where efforts to end HIV in eastern and southern Africa must focus

    The World Aids Day commemoration of 2020 took place in the midst of a global pandemic. It served as another reminder that people are not only susceptible to pathogens...

    By Kaymarlin Govender, Janet Seeley, Mitzy Gafos, Roselyn Kanyemba 24 Dec 2020

    Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

    Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

    Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

    Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

    By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

    14 Dec 2020

    Covid-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

    Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19...

    By Benjamin Kagina 2 Dec 2020

    Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

    African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

    By Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

    How The Plane Project is improving basic healthcare for thousands of Africans

    Using aviation as a tool to empower, enrich and enhance the lives of the underprivileged, non-profit organisation, The Plane Project is ensuring continued access to essential healthcare services and basic needs items, against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic...

    9 Nov 2020

    Africa's fragile health system hit hard by Covid-19

    A sharp decline in five key essential services in 14 African countries between January and September 2020 is indicative of how the Covid-19 pandemic could deepen the continent's health services crisis...

    9 Nov 2020

    850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

    Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

    By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 30 Oct 2020

    5 quick wins to re-invent Africa's health systems

    Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on the continent in February 2020, the response, led by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been commendable. Governments moved quickly to institute public health measures to curb its spread...

    By Rachel Ndirangu & Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando 23 Oct 2020

    Getting real about virtual events

    2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

    How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa

    In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually...

    By Jeffrey Dorfman 29 Sep 2020

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