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The Medicines Patent Pool announces new licensee for HIV paediatric treatment
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
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

Children who experience multiple forms of malnutrition are at the greatest risk of early death. JLwarehouse/Shutterstock
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
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

A community health worker screening a child’s hearing in Cape Town. Ora Buerkli
We used smartphones to screen young children for vision and hearing loss

Healthy hearing and vision in early childhood are the foundation for success at school. Hearing and vision difficulties are the most common developmental disabilities in children younger than five years...

By De Wet Swanepoel 14 Oct 2019

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Managing allergies in the 21st century

An estimated 30% of South Africans suffer from allergic rhinitis (AR), which ranks the condition above confirmed tuberculosis and other infectious diseases...

14 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Shutterstock
Why alcohol remains a big threat to unborn babies in South Africa

Alcohol consumption is socially acceptable for individuals of legal drinking age. However, drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to irreversible foetal cognitive and developmental issues...

By Babatope O Adebiyi, Anna-Marie Beytell, Ferdinand C Mukumbang & Lizahn G Cloete 25 Sep 2019

A woman and baby on a bicycle taxi in Salima, Malawi. Some Malawian men are becoming more involved in childcare. EPA-EFE
Malawi study highlights the importance of men in childcare and nutrition

In Malawi, as in many other patriarchal societies, women have historically been responsible for housework, food and childcare. Women's household responsibilities have often left them with heavier workloads than men...

19 Sep 2019

Mikah Saunders and her dad, Deon, in Red Cross Children's Hospital's new haemotology-oncology unit.
Red Cross upgrade changes the lives of young cancer warriors

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's oncology-haematology unit has undergone an upgrade which will enhance the services of this already world-class facility...

12 Sep 2019

High-income country trainees and experts must learn to listen and be humble. Shutterstock
Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, land in Washington DC for a two-week visit...

By Madhukar Pai 19 Aug 2019

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#bhf2019conference: Doing better with less

Waste, fraud and abuse across the healthcare spectrum are contributing the high cost of healthcare, and ultimately patients are paying with their lives...

By Nicci Botha 26 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Doctors preparing to perform an operation. Shutterstock
Why Nigeria's doctors are leaving, and how the problem can be fixed

Brain drain is a major challenge facing the Nigerian health system, leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors in the country. According to the OECD, Nigeria is one of the three leading African sources of foreign-born physicians...

By Olayinka Stephen 2 Jul 2019

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What stresses doctors out?

Long hours and poor working conditions are negatively impacting the personal health of many South African healthcare professionals, according to the 2019 PPS Graduate Professional Index (GPI) results...

20 Jun 2019

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Hospital-acquired infections in SA hospitals are on the rise, especially in children

A rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria means that many patients end up worse off as a result of infections acquired within the hospital setting...

11 Jun 2019

Yusrah and Naseerah Du Toit in the RX Radio studio.
#YouthMonth: Voices for the future of the nation with RX Radio

RX Radio has just celebrated its second year on air, as the station that's effectively for the children, by the children, as the Red Cross Children's Hospital's internet station...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2019

Two women sell roadside refreshments in rural Kano in 2011. Shobana Shankar, CC BY-SA
What the US could learn about vaccination from Nigeria

To consider that Nigeria, infamous for anti-vaxx campaigns leading to polio outbreaks, has any lessons for Americans may be shocking...

By Shobana Shankar 7 Jun 2019

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Chronic diseases and their impact on the economy

By 2030, the proportion of total global deaths due to chronic lifestyle diseases - such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity - is expected to increase to 70% and the global burden of disease to 56%...

5 Jun 2019

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Breastfeeding could provide life-long immunity to infection, study

Until now, immunity to infection was passed from mother to child during breastfeeding; and this protection ends when breastfeeding stops...

4 Jun 2019

Human milk banks collect, pasteurise, test, store, and distribute donated breastmilk. NataBU/Shutterstock
Kenyan hospital opens human milk bank - a rarity in sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC's research efforts in the establishment of Kenya's first milk bank....

By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 23 Apr 2019

New ECD centre to uplift Gugulethu
New ECD centre to uplift Gugulethu

The Cipla Foundation has rebuilt an early childhood development (ECD) centre in Barcelona, Gugulethu, which opened its new doors on Wednesday, 17 April 2019...

Issued by Cipla 18 Apr 2019

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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgery

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

18 Apr 2019

Africa's first in-utero spina bifida repair
Africa's first in-utero spina bifida repair

Africa's first in-utero spinal surgery on a foetus with spina bifida went well...

16 Apr 2019

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?
Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president's go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

By Roxy de Villiers 5 Apr 2019

Introducing the e-patient
Introducing the e-patient

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

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Ask Dr Google. The pros and cons of online diagnosis

Pop symptoms of a headache into a search engine and it will come back with a myriad of diagnoses, varying from a sinus headache to a tumour...

1 Apr 2019

Doctor's orders: Start saving now
Doctor's orders: Start saving now

Medical doctors have tremendous earning potential and can expect to accumulate wealth in their lifetime...

29 Mar 2019

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