Have a heart, wear a sole this CHOC Flip Flop Day
Have a heart, wear a sole this CHOC Flip Flop Day

Now in its second year, the CHOC Flip Flop Day is an annual event celebrated on 12 February...

26 Jan 2021

Over 1,700 health workers in the UK’s NHS said they were South African. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
UK accused of poaching health workers from poorer countries

Two doctors have written a scathing letter in the South African Medical Journal, criticising the United Kingdom for hiring a disproportionate number of health workers from foreign countries...

By Rufaro Samanga 21 Jan 2021

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

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare
#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

Professor Adrie Bekker
Study investigates best treatment options for newborns exposed to HIV

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) are searching for the safest and most effective treatment for babies at high risk of contracting HIV...

27 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Child mortality rates in the country are high. John Fredricks/NurPhoto via Getty Images
How smartphones could help improve child health in Malawi

Many low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi, continue to experience high child mortality rates. Most of these deaths are caused by preventable and treatable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia...

By Griphin Baxter Chirambo et al 6 Oct 2020

Honour the 'brave': Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals
Honour the 'brave': Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals

Season 2 of 'Sponsors of Brave' is now open for nominations - calling all aspiring, current, or recently graduated and community service healthcare students boldly and bravely changing the world around them...

Issued by The SpaceStation 29 Sep 2020

It's a brave new (online) world... make your healthcare assets count
It's a brave new (online) world... make your healthcare assets count

Ensuring that your digital assets, such as websites, social media pages and blogs, are seen by your target market really matters. Cingulate Marketing and Advertising shares valuable pointers on making...

Issued by Cingulate 29 Sep 2020

Children’s health and nutrition is severely affected by the pandemic. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa needs a plan to protect children's health beyond Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a head-on challenge to even the most solid health systems in the world. In South Africa its onset collided with the already existing quadruple burden of disease...

By Ute Feucht 28 Aug 2020

Smile Foundation calls for support amid backlog of child surgeries
Smile Foundation calls for support amid backlog of child surgeries

The Smile Foundation is calling on the South African public for urgent support in providing care to patients and their families, as well as in addressing the growing backlog of children in need of surgery as soon as it is deemed safe...

14 Aug 2020

Paediatricians advocate the reopening of schools
Paediatricians advocate the reopening of schools

As schools welcomed only Grade 12 learners back this week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) together urge government to open schools to all learners and not to allow fear or politics to harm the children of South Africa...

6 Aug 2020

Why Africa needs more antibiotic trials involving children
Why Africa needs more antibiotic trials involving children

The information generated by testing and a review of bloodstream pathogen sensitivity data at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme over the last 20 years has shown why there should be more clinical trials involving children, especially in low-income countries...

By Pui-Ying Iroh Tam 4 Aug 2020

Red Cross frontline medics call for urgent support
Red Cross frontline medics call for urgent support

"It's like a battlefield out here," says Prof Mignon McCulloch, a paediatrician on the frontline in the Red Cross Emergency Centre...

22 Jul 2020

Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m
Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is set to acquire Baby City and its network of 33 stores from founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m...

15 May 2020

Children at window of a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Children will be vulnerable if vaccinations are postponed. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus risks forcing South Africa to make health trade-offs it can ill afford

South Africa's health authorities are testing, quarantining and treating individuals who have been exposed to the new coronavirus. And the country is in lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread...

By Karen Hofman & Susan Goldstein 17 Apr 2020

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Newborns in developing countries need better protection from common bacteria

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infection rates of Streptococcus agalactiae, or "Group B strep", in the world - and one in five babies will not survive the illness...

19 Mar 2020

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The way we measure iron deficiency in children needs to change. Here's why

A deficiency of iron for normal body function is the most common nutritional disorder in the world...

By John Muthii Muriuki 12 Mar 2020

Cipla working to end neglect of paediatric HIV
Cipla working to end neglect of paediatric HIV

Almost all parents can attest to the struggle experienced at mealtimes - think aeroplane noises and bribery - to get an infant or toddler to just eat their veggies...

Issued by Cipla 9 Mar 2020

New report presses for radical rethink on child health
New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020



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