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Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Pandemic highlights health inequalitiesArticle

Inequalities in South Africa's healthcare system have been brought into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 Apr 2021

Regent Business School pays tribute to healthcare workers with limited study offer
Regent Business School pays tribute to healthcare workers with limited study offerArticle

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

Illovo SA steps up fight against Covid-19
Illovo SA steps up fight against Covid-19Article

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...

8 Apr 2020

Innovative efforts have been put in place to reach populations in partially and totally inaccessible parts of Borno state. Wikimedia Commons
Valuable lessons from Nigeria's marathon effort to eradicate polioArticle

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

How packaging promotes consumer health
How packaging promotes consumer healthArticle

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers know all too well how important it is to also ensure product labelling makes usage and dosage guidelines as clear and unambiguous as possible for all consumers...

Issued by Pyrotec 19 Apr 2018

How to keep a pulse on your health
How to keep a pulse on your healthArticle

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...

9 May 2017

Food safety in Southern Africa - rethinking world health worries
Food safety in Southern Africa - rethinking world health worriesArticle

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 children in Zambia receive antimalarial treatment
Two million children in Zambia receive antimalarial treatmentArticle

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.

8 Apr 2014

Public funds malaria tests, treatments through digital campaign
Public funds malaria tests, treatments through digital campaignArticle

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)

7 Apr 2014

Laurence Hillman
Giving high blood pressure the 'squeeze' this World Health DayArticle

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

Living a longer, healthier lifeArticle

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.

5 Apr 2012

South Africans must take proactive stance to manage healthArticle

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.

4 Apr 2012

Health issues in Africa on agenda for World Health DayArticle

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.

7 Apr 2011

Urban planning essential for public healthArticle

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.

4 May 2010

AFRICA: Climate change linked to spread of diseaseArticle

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.

10 Apr 2008

Rich must pay climate change health costsArticle

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.

8 Apr 2008

National campaign to promote road safety to launch on World Health DayArticle

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.

Issued by Corporate Image 5 Apr 2004

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