A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

By Catherine Kyobutungi 1 day ago

Bronki Boosters: Turning children with asthma into superheroes
Bronki Boosters: Turning children with asthma into superheroes

Cipla is launching the Bronki Boosters campaign to educate children and help minimise the stigma associated with asthma and using inhalers...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

By Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 3 days ago

Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19
Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19

Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin to Covid-19 patients, thanks to an order handed down by the Pretoria High Court...

3 days ago

Kenya and South Africa have a high exposure to disinformation. shutterstock
Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 3 days ago

Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditions
Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditions

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has registered the Covid-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine in terms of Section 15(6a) of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965, with conditions...

6 Apr 2021

Daniel Cole/AP
New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

By Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space
#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2021

National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days
National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the National Arts Council (NAC) pay the National Arts Festival R3.4m of its original R8m grant within 72 hours. The balance will form part of further legal action that the court ordered should be expedited.

1 Apr 2021

Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials.
Brandon Martin, Rice University, CC BY-NC-ND
'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

By Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend
Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patients
The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patients

Being a new virus, Covid-19 has evoked a great deal of uncertainty around which treatments will be beneficial to patients...

31 Mar 2021

Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification
Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification

South African Liquor Brandowners Association claims that it received confirmation on 29 March that the National Coronavirus Command Council is intending on banning all sales of alcohol for 11 days...

30 Mar 2021

Photo: Aspen Pharmacare
SA secures 30-million J&J Covid-19 shots

South Africa has secured 30-million Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines, the first batch of which will will be delivered in April...

30 Mar 2021

Cape artists protest against lack of government support
Cape artists protest against lack of government support

The National Arts Council says R68.4 million has been paid to 512 beneficiaries as part of Covid-19 relief. The steps outside the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town were a hive of activity on Saturday, with about 50 artists, musicians, dancers and puppeteers performing as part of ongoing protests.

By Marecia Damons 30 Mar 2021

Covid vaccine weekly: AstraZeneca supplies and efficacy under the microscope again
Covid vaccine weekly: AstraZeneca supplies and efficacy under the microscope again

Disputes over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have dominated the week, just as they have at various points over the past few months...

By Rob Reddick 29 Mar 2021

Alcohol industry suggests measures to curb third wave of Covid-19
Alcohol industry suggests measures to curb third wave of Covid-19

The South African alcohol industry has made recommendations to the government through Nedlac on alternative measures to deal with short-term pressure on hospitals...

26 Mar 2021

Road travel gains popularity as the Covid-19 pandemic continues
Road travel gains popularity as the Covid-19 pandemic continues

The South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference urges the public who will be travelling over the Easter holidays to do safety checks before they commence with their travels...

Issued by dotGOOD 26 Mar 2021

Professor Salim Abdool Karim
Abdool Karim steps down

Professor Salim Abdool Karim has stepped down from Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid19, exactly one year after he accepted the chair of the committee, to resume his academic pursuits...

26 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprint

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

By Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Mkhize hints at stricter lockdown regulations over Easter

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has indicated that stricter Covid-19 regulations could be instituted to prevent super spreader events from taking place over the holiday long weekend next month, that could trigger a third wave.

25 Mar 2021

Can staff be dismissed for disregarding Covid-19 protocol after hours?
Can staff be dismissed for disregarding Covid-19 protocol after hours?

Employers are within their rights to discipline employees who flout Covid-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals...

24 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's how

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

By Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

How Covid-19 has changed our thinking
How Covid-19 has changed our thinking

How could we foresee the potential devastation that a global pandemic would create? Covid has been a bitter learning curve and forced us to think deeply about the future needs for healthcare services...

Issued by Strategic Business Services 19 Mar 2021

Professor Marc Mendelson, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, says Professor Marc Mendelson

Scientists are predicting that the social gatherings associated with the Easter weekend will trigger the third wave of Covid-19, just as the country heads into winter. What are the lessons learned from the second wave?

19 Mar 2021

Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first wave
Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first wave

The Covid-19 strain, known as the South African variant, that became dominant in the country towards the end of 2020 may have emerged from the coast of the Eastern Cape after the first wave of pandemic. ..

18 Mar 2021

Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world
Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world

Together, Uber and Unesco aim to remove transportation as a barrier to accessing vaccinations for teachers around the world as and when governments allow local teachers to get vaccinated...

By Jenna Delport 18 Mar 2021

Covid-19 vaccination is slower on the African continent than in high income countries. Shutterstock
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

Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine
Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved the Section 21 application for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine...

17 Mar 2021



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