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Protecting breastfeeding is a shared responsibility

World Breastfeeding Week runs from 1 to 7 August 2021, it is vital to remember that breastmilk is the optimum food for our babies...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 13 hours ago

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space.

By Johannes Masiteng 1 day ago

The race is on to recover looted vaccines and medicine

Covid-19 vaccines and other scheduled medicines have also been named as goods taken by looters in the recent unrest, which has a potential devastating impact on our already stretched health system...

By Jan-Harm Swanepoel 1 day ago

Covid: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose - but vaccines still work

Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, recently announced that the delta variant is no longer of concern because it now comprises 98% of new cases in the country and is therefore "the normal variant"...

By Zania Stamataki 2 days ago

Vaccine inequality makes a case for African pharma opportunities

Africa's Covid-19 vaccine challenges have been a bitter pill for many governments to swallow as they watch developed countries race ahead with their vaccination programmes...

By Julie Oppenheim, Daniel Mwathe & Micael Sehul 2 days ago

This is no time to neglect hepatitis - 70-million Africans are infected

In 2016, the WHO set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030...

By Pauline Bakibinga 3 days ago

J&J single-dose vaccine effective against Delta variant

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the country...

26 Jul 2021

SA moves to Adjusted Alert Level 3

The overall decline in new Covid-19 infections means that South Africa can move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with the associated easing of restrictions on gatherings, movement and the sale of alcohol...

26 Jul 2021

Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care"...

By Mark Shrime 23 Jul 2021

We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

TB prevention has relied on the same vaccine for 100 years. It's time for innovation

TB is one of the oldest infectious diseases in recorded history. Most of the people who are ill with TB live in low- and middle-income countries where this disease is one of the leading causes of death...

By Bavesh Kana 22 Jul 2021

Smile Foundation appoints Kim Robertson Smith as new GM

Non-profit organisation Smile Foundation has announced the appointment of Kim Robertson Smith as its new general manager, effective 1 August 2021...

22 Jul 2021

Biovac to manufacture Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Africa

Biovac, a Cape Town-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a letter of intent with Pfizer and BioNTech to manufacture the latter two companies' Covid-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union...

21 Jul 2021

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

What machine learning can offer Nigeria's healthcare system

Imagine it's 2030 - and a typical day in a Nigerian healthcare setting. In earlier decades, when a patient walked in, they could see piles of folders and a clutter of pens scattered all over the office...

By Busayo Ajuwon, Alice Richardson & Brett Lidbury 21 Jul 2021

Life Esidimeni inquest will determine if health officials could be criminally convicted

Five years later, a formal inquest into the deaths of Life Esidimeni patients started in the Pretoria High Court on Monday...

20 Jul 2021

Glutathione deficiency raises risk of severe Covid symptoms - research

A clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease...

Issued by Leap Communications 26 Jul 2021

Optimising healthy eating habits

Many South Africans across economic spectrums are thinking more about how and what we eat; and wondering if our eating habits can help to protect our health in the face of Covid...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 26 Jul 2021






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