Inequalities in South Africa's healthcare system have been brought into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic...
In the run up to World Health Day on 7 April 2021, Regent Business School has halved the cost of its Higher Certificate in Healthcare Services Management...
Issued by Regent Business School 17 Mar 2021
Commemorating World Health Day on 7 April, the sugar producer announced how it has converted its existing medical infrastructure to zero-in on combating the outbreak of the novel coronavirus...
The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was Target 2000 - A World Without Polio. I delivered a lecture titled Polio Eradication Race: Will Nigeria Finish Last? to mark the occasion. Finishing last seemed likely because in the 1990s Nigeria's routine immunisation rates were in the 30%-40% range for all vaccine preventable diseases...
Oyewale Tomori 21 Oct 2019
If you're a healthy adult and there's nothing to complain about, you likely have no immediate plan to go for a checkup. However, serious conditions can be diagnosed during a checkup...
The theme for World Health Day, held on 7 April 2015, was 'From farm to plate - make food safe.'
Erica Penfold 3 Jun 2015
Two million treatments of Novartis paediatric antimalarial treatments are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More's Power of One campaign. This will reduce the disease burden in Zambia, which accounts for up to 40% of infant mortality in that country.
Malaria No More's Power of One campaign uses social, mobile, and e-commerce technologies, enabling the public to purchase treatments for children in Zambia. (video)
High Blood Pressure also known as hypertension currently affects around 6.3 million South Africans. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the artery walls as it moves through the body, just like too much water being pushed through a garden hose can damage the hose, having high blood pressure could cause serious damage your healthy arteries.
Laurence Hillman 5 Apr 2013
With World Health Day this month, the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSF) reminds us that healthy living not only adds years to your life, but also life to your years.
Many of the lifestyle diseases which are becoming increasingly common are easily avoidable. With April dedicated to Health Awareness and the commemoration of World Health Day taking place on 7 April 2012, Dr James Arens, clinical operations executive at Pro Sano Medical Scheme, urges South Africans to take a proactive stance when it comes to managing their wellbeing.
World Health Day is commemorated today, 7 April 2011 and focuses on 'antimicrobial resistance and its global spread'. Antimicrobial resistance threatens the continued effectiveness of many medicines used today to treat the sick, while at the same time it risks jeopardizing important advances being made against major infectious killers.
Urban settings have a direct impact on the health of the people who live there. On World Health Day WHO is launching a campaign to highlight urban planning as a crucial link to building a healthy 21st century. In particular, the Organisation calls upon municipal authorities, concerned residents, advocates for healthy living and others to take a close look at health inequities in cities and take action.
Climate change is emerging as a major threat to health and adding pressure on public health systems, especially in Africa, a senior UN official has said.
Countries, mostly in the developing world, could spend between US$6 to $18 billion a year by 2030 to manage additional costs to health services as a result of climate change, according to independent research cited by a World Health Organisation (WHO) official, hence the need for rich countries responsible for global warming to help pay towards these additional health costs.
A major national media campaign to promote road safety during the month of April will be launched to co-incide with World Health Day on 7 April. The campaign will be aligned with the World Health Organisation's focus on road safety this year.