Public health organisations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts, the incidence of polio has gone down 99% since then, with the virus eradicated from most of the countries on Earth.
Patricia L Foster 2 hours ago
The techniques and technologies used internationally for minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery have advanced to such an extent in recent years, that we believe it represents the future of treatment for patients who will benefit from this approach, says orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ziyaad Mayet.
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Mid-level health workers can play an important role in addressing shortages of health professionals and improving access to care. This is especially true in low and middle-income countries. These workers fill a niche between community health workers, the most basic of workers in the health system, and highly trained professionals.
Ian Couper 21 hours ago
Ethiopia's second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019. This is the second recorded outbreak of the disease in the country; the first was in 2016. Eunice Anyango Owino spoke to The Conversation Africa about the disease and the burden it places on public health.
Eunice Anyango Owino 1 day ago
Kenya has introduced a malaria vaccine to children from six months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction. It is the first and only vaccine to significantly reduce malaria in children.
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Non-compliance of health and safety standards at public health facilities is putting both patients and healthcare practitioners at risk, and must be addressed.
13 Sep 2019
Frederick Wekesah 13 Sep 2019
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
The recent publication of the National Health Insurance Bill in South Africa has provoked vigorous debate. Many question whether the proposed reforms contained in the Bill offer meaningful solutions to the well-documented crisis in South Africa's health system.
Helen Schneider 12 Sep 2019
A balanced immune and digestive system starts with providing adequate healthcare for your child from a very early stage. Adding good bacteria to the body can help create a balanced system and saves you money on those frequent trips to the doctor or pharmacy.
ProVen Probiotics 11 Sep 2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola epidemic as a "public health emergency of international concern".
Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka 11 Sep 2019
Battered, bruised and frightened more and more South African women are beginning to learn that hiding behind the locked doors of their homes may not keep them safe from abuse.
11 Sep 2019
In the aftermath of the murders of Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels, Meghan Cremer and Ayakha Jiyane and her three siblings and the renewed focus on gender-based violence (GBV), the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Sasog) has implemented guidelines for routine screening of patients for intimate partner violence.
11 Sep 2019