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    Specialist cancer diagnosis and treatment centre opens in Lagos

    Nigeria's first 'one-stop centre' for cancer diagnosis and treatment, the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre and Specialist Hospital (MRCCSH) has opened on Victoria Island in Lagos.

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    Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great start

    Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

    By Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

    New malaria vaccine proves highly effective - and Covid shows how quickly it could be deployed

    Coronavirus vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made available in low-income countries...

    By Adrian Hill 26 Apr 2021

    Scabies: the neglected tropical disease no one wants to talk about

    Some diseases are more likely to enter public conversation than others. Covid-19 has dominated the public discourse in 2020...

    By Michael Head 22 Apr 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

    Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rollout

    Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

    By Solomon Bakarey 15 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

    Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

    News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing...

    By Mosoka Fallah 19 Feb 2021

    WHO alerts six African countries after Ebola outbreaks

    CONAKRY - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked six African countries to be alert for possible Ebola infections...

    By Saliou Samb 18 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

    #BizTrends2021: African demands for post-Covid healthcare align impact with investor opportunity in 2021

    The Covid-19 emergency has focused minds on the urgent need for improved healthcare across Africa, aligning unprecedented opportunity for positive social impact with competitive returns...

    By Jason Mitchell 11 Jan 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

    Where Covid-19 has left Nigeria's health system

    Over nine months into Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the pandemic....

    By Adejuwon Soyinka 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

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