Healthcare Trends 2019



10 biggest threats to global health
10 biggest threats to global health

The World Health Organisation's new five-year strategic plan - the 13th General Programme of Work tackles multiple global health challenges...

15 Jan 2019

While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health. Shutterstock
People in Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra years

People are now living longer in sub-Saharan Africa than they did two decades ago...

By Charles Shey Wiysonge 20 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

PrEP pills. Bowonpat Sakaew/Shutterstock
Stop blaming PrEP for the rise in STIs - the picture is more complex than that

The UK recently celebrated two landmark achievements in the ongoing fight against HIV...

By Oli Stevens & Charles Witzel 11 Dec 2018

Nthabiseng Mokoena. Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
UFS researcher one step closer to treating HIV/Aids

In 2015, an estimated seven-million South Africans were living with HIV. In the same year, there were 380,000 new infections while 180,000 South Africans died from Aids-related illnesses...

7 Dec 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

World Aids day - Cipla launches new triple-combination antiretroviral drug, Reydin
World Aids day - Cipla launches new triple-combination antiretroviral drug, Reydin

Cipla has launched its new triple-combination ARV treatment for HIV in South Africa...

Issued by Cipla 3 Dec 2018

The theme for World Aids Day is “know your status”. EPA
Self-testing: a potentially powerful tool for fighting HIV

In recent years, more emphasis has been placed on testing for HIV. The idea behind this drive is that if people know their status, they'll be able to seek treatment and support...

By Joel Msafiri Francis 30 Nov 2018

(DUREX)RED donation fights HIV/AIDS through Global Fund
(DUREX)RED donation fights HIV/AIDS through Global Fund

Durex, together with The Global Fund and Gates Foundation, will donate a total of $10m to benefit charities in southern Africa...

Issued by Durex 29 Nov 2018

The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock
Babies born to mums with HIV face higher risks even though they're HIV negative

One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV...

By Amy Slogrove, Kathleen M Powis & Mary-Ann Davies 29 Nov 2018

The WHO recommends testing for HIV every 6 to 12 months. Shutterstock
Overcoming the real - and perceived - barriers to HIV testing

There was a time when HIV was untreatable, heavily stigmatised, and the benefits of testing weren't as clear as they are now. But that was 25 years ago...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 29 Nov 2018

In this 2012 photo, grandmother Janet Kitheka, 63, collects her adopted “granddaughter” Lucy, 13, at the end of the school day in the yard of the Hot Courses Primary School, in the village of Nyumbani which caters to children who lost their parents to HIV, and grandparents who lost their children to HIV in Kenya.
Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well...

By Colin Graydon and Monika Kowatsch 20 Nov 2018

X-ray of the lungs in a 5-year-old child who has pneumonia. Shutterstock
It's time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumonia

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze...

By Nicole Wolter 14 Nov 2018

Study: More black South Africans are donating blood
Study: More black South Africans are donating blood

Blood donations from black South Africans increased fivefold in the space of a decade. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the number rose from 43,269 in 2005 to 246,686 in 2015...

31 Oct 2018

False positive results have raised questions about home pregnancy tests. flickr/Rebecca
DIY medical tests: why some are safer than others

Recent media reports revealed that digital home pregnancy tests being sold at leading pharmacies in South Africa and the UK were consistently giving false positive results...

By Glenda Mary Davison 30 Oct 2018

Professor Souleymane Mboup
Health is essential for Africa to cash in on its human capital

Africa is home to 1.2bn people, many of them young, which has has fuelled talk about the continent's human capital being an asset in economic growth...

By Souleymane Mboup 26 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by 23 Oct 2018

The WHO recommends HIV viral load testing to monitor people on ARVs. Shutterstock
How innovation can help end the Aids epidemic by 2030

A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the Aids epidemic by 2030...

By Glenda Gray 23 Oct 2018

Deputy President David Mabuza
Mabuza: 'The NHI must not negate private health schemes for those who desire them'

Speaking on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza reiterates the South African government's commitment to universal healthcare...

19 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by 15 Oct 2018

Why integrating HIV with non-HIV services in Uganda won't work

In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV services are still offered separately within health facilities...

By Henry Zakumumpa 11 Oct 2018

Pioneering HIV+ transplant opens up a pool of new donors
Pioneering HIV+ transplant opens up a pool of new donors

In 2017, doctors at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre transplant unit faced the tough ethical question of whether saving the life of a child in end-stage liver disease overrode the risk of infection from an HIV-positive donor...

5 Oct 2018

MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns
MTV Shuga launches three new campaigns

The MTV Shuga drama series has launched three new 'edutainment' campaigns to target its audience and educate them regarding HIV prevention and self-testing...

1 Aug 2018

ARVs and children: new research shows the devastating impact of a late start

South Africa's programme to give mothers antiretroviral treatment preventing them from transmitting HIV to their babies during pregnancy and breastfeeding is rightly lauded for saving lives...

By Mary-Ann Davies and Amy Slogrove 1 Aug 2018

Pioneering affordable HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa Cipla's continued goal
Pioneering affordable HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa Cipla's continued goal

Cipla joined more than 15,000 global leaders, policymakers, researchers and advocates at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands...

Issued by Cipla 30 Jul 2018

Response to HIV needs to change
Response to HIV needs to change

HIV is the epidemic of our time, with up to 38.8-million people living with the disease worldwide in 2015-2016, and around two-million new cases diagnosed in 2015...

23 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity
#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity

Africa's new generation of leaders could learn a thing or two about how to become great, but it takes much more to become an extraordinary leader like Nelson Mandela...

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo 19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Mobile HIV clinics hit the road
#Mandela100: Mobile HIV clinics hit the road

Shout-It-Now has designed a new community-based HIV screening and immediate ART initiation service that dovetails with the goals and services of the public health system in Gauteng...

13 Jul 2018

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