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Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

Diabetes is a growing public health burden. Ververidis Vasilis/Shutterstock
We're on the hunt for novel ways to assess the risk of type 2 diabetesArticle

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by elevated blood glucose levels. This can cause complications that lead to damage to the kidneys, nerves, and the retina in eyes...

Cecil Jack Weale 14 Apr 2021

4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing
4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturingArticle

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

Maker spaces give engineers and designers the tools to build low-cost medical equipment using locally available materials.
Brandon Martin, Rice University, CC BY-NC-ND
'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemicArticle

Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

#WorldTBDay2021: Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV at increased risk
#WorldTBDay2021: Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV at increased riskArticle

Adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV (APHIV) had a fourfold increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease despite access to antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

24 Mar 2021

Train passengers carried out a Covid-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021.
ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/rwa
Indonesian-made Covid-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCRArticle

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, global testing capacity sadly mimics countries' GDP per capita. Testing requires money, and rich countries can spend more on tests than middle-income and poor countries...

17 Mar 2021

The WHO recommends that TB prevalence surveys be done in high burden countries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
First ever national survey shows the extent of South Africa's TB problemArticle

South Africa's long-awaited tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey results were recently released. This is the first national prevalence survey of its kind for TB in South Africa...

Emily B Wong & Alison Grant 15 Mar 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November
Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in NovemberArticle

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

9 Feb 2021

The business model has forever been disrupted
The business model has forever been disruptedArticle

Working from home is the new normal but business owners must have the right processes in place to remain productive...

4 Feb 2021

Dr Justus Apffelstaedt
Covid-19: the cost to cancer patientsArticle

Cancer - like many other health issues - does not simply stop because a swiftly spreading coronavirus appeared in late 2019...

Justus Apffelstaedt 25 Jan 2021

Health care workers and patients in the temporary outside area Steve Biko Academic Hospital created to screen and treat suspected Covid-19 cases in Pretoria. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images
South African scientists who discovered new Covid-19 variant share what they knowArticle

Late last year the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) identified a rapidly spreading new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Willem Hanekom & Tulio de Oliveira 25 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: African demands for post-Covid healthcare align impact with investor opportunity in 2021Article

The Covid-19 emergency has focused minds on the urgent need for improved healthcare across Africa, aligning unprecedented opportunity for positive social impact with competitive returns...

Jason Mitchell 11 Jan 2021

A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure Covid-19 vaccines. Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Dummy's guide to how trade rules affect access to Covid-19 vaccinesArticle

The race is on to secure vaccines that will protect people from Covid-19. But it's already become apparent that there is gross inequality playing out in the procurement and distribution of the new drugs...

Caroline Southey 11 Jan 2021

The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economies
The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economiesArticle

The digital revolution has officially engaged a higher gear, raising a great deal of curiosity and speculation on technological innovation, adoption, AI and the future of the digital economy...

Tau Mashigo 4 Dec 2020

25 African tech startups advance in Seedstars World Competition 2020
25 African tech startups advance in Seedstars World Competition 2020Article

The local winners of the Seedstars World Competition (SSW) 2020 have been announced with 25 startups from Africa included in the batch...

24 Nov 2020

Dr Bha Ndungane-Tlakula, country medical director, Pfizer South Africa
Antimicrobial resistance - a threat to modern healthArticle

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity...

20 Nov 2020

Early diagnosis and treatment are key in the fight against HIV. Peter Casaer
Millions of people are on treatment for HIV: why are so many still dying?Article

Twenty years ago treatment for HIV was a rare luxury in South Africa. Exorbitant costs and President Thabo Mbeki's government's fierce opposition to providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) kept it out of the public sector...

Gilles van Cutsem 19 Nov 2020

Can mobile technology 'vaccinate' SA's private healthcare industry against Covid-19?
Can mobile technology 'vaccinate' SA's private healthcare industry against Covid-19?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Private Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2020, carefully unfolds the global and local private healthcare markets, based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 16 Nov 2020

A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness researchArticle

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

Data monitoring solutions are required for timely decision-making
Data monitoring solutions are required for timely decision-makingArticle

A successful business needs accurate data on its customers, products, and markets. Many companies recognise the importance of data in developing and preparing business strategies...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 9 Nov 2020

Illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. GettyImages
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea is a growing threat: a South African case studyArticle

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This infection affects 87-million people every year across the world. It can lead to genital discharge, pregnancy complications and infertility...

Remco Peters & Liteboho Daniel Maduna 28 Oct 2020

Professor Christian Happi, director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, displays one of the most advanced automated acid extractors being used in the laboratory. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria needs innovation and science investment to help control Covid-19Article

Nigeria, like other African countries, wasn't spared from the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. To overcome this challenge, countries have been advised to keep testing, treating and isolating to reduce infections...

Christian Happi & Ifeyinwa Aniebo 28 Oct 2020

Pandemic delivers mixed fortunes for laboratory, analytics industry
Pandemic delivers mixed fortunes for laboratory, analytics industryArticle

The pandemic has resulted in an overall drop in revenues for global laboratory and analytics businesses, although some segments in the sector reported a spike in demand...

26 Oct 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, WHO is supporting the Ghana Health Service in their efforts to continue providing essential medical services to the population at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ghana. Photo: WHO / Blink Media - Nana Kofi Acquah
5 quick wins to re-invent Africa's health systemsArticle

Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on the continent in February 2020, the response, led by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been commendable. Governments moved quickly to institute public health measures to curb its spread...

Rachel Ndirangu & Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando 23 Oct 2020

Scientists around Africa are working at the cutting edge of research and their work is relevant beyond the continent. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images
Quality research in Africa matters more than ever - for the whole worldArticle

We are at a unique moment in history. Two particular, ongoing events stand out. Covid-19 is one. The other is a long-overdue recognition of inequities among people in the US and worldwide...

Thomas Kariuki & Elizabeth Marincola 16 Oct 2020

Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South Africa
Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South AfricaArticle

Ipsos announces the launch of Creative|Spark, its new online solution to evaluate video creative in South Africa, which enables faster, better creative decisions to deliver business impact...

Issued by Ipsos 15 Sep 2020

A laboratory technician processes samples for testing Covid-19 at the Rwanda Biomedical Center in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP via Getty
How pooled testing can increase access to essential laboratory tests in AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment...

Wolfgang Preiser & Gert van Zyl 4 Sep 2020

Africa's emerging entrepreneurs to showcase solutions
Africa's emerging entrepreneurs to showcase solutionsArticle

Emerging startups from around Africa will be showcasing their solutions to a panel of investors at the Startup Circles.ai Demo Day...

27 Aug 2020

Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testing
Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testingArticle

Cape Town-based Biotech Africa is launching a new testing platform that will allow for the ultra-high throughput of Covid-19 tests, at a fraction of the current testing costs...

Issued by Ninety9cents 25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sandra Orta helps provide healthtech innovations across Africa
#WomensMonth: Sandra Orta helps provide healthtech innovations across AfricaArticle

With over 18 years of experience in strategic and operational marketing, sales and business development roles within big pharma, mid-sized pharma, biotech, startups and non-profit organisations, Sandra Orta is passionate about contributing to a better world...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

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Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviourArticle

With the world's attention focused on combating Covid-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy - the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...

Lara Marks & Ankur Mutreja 11 Aug 2020

Covid-19 only a dress rehearsal for pandemics
Covid-19 only a dress rehearsal for pandemicsArticle

Some scientists feel that the current Covid-19 pandemic, which has already infected more than 16-million and killed more than 600,000 worldwide, is only a dress rehearsal for an even bigger pandemic...

27 Jul 2020

Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
Menna Hossam/picture alliance via Getty Images
Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response effortsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It's also placed national health systems' capacity to predict and respond to major emergencies under the microscope...

Sam Kinyanjui & Sharon Fonn 24 Jul 2020

A man undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre, Nigeria. Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images
African countries need cheaper Covid-19 tests: here's how to get themArticle

Covid-19 continues to infect millions of people as the death toll mounts. There is currently no cure which means that controlling this disease requires a multi-pronged approach...

Timothy Amukele & Mustafa Barbhuiya 16 Jul 2020

Superior visibility for the supply chain
Superior visibility for the supply chainArticle

Applied to the outermost layer of packaging, tertiary coding and labelling is crucial to supply chain logistics during warehouse storage and bulk transportation. Ideal for this application, CimPak's pallet labelling system - locally available from Pyrotec PackMark...

Issued by Pyrotec 9 Jul 2020

Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenue
Smart clothing to drive fitness wearable revenueArticle

Annual revenue of integrated fitness clothing is forecast to rise from approximately $1bn in 2020 to $11bn in 2025, according to Juniper Research...

11 Jun 2020

Photo by Tembela Bohle from .
Reshaping the sports industry landscapeArticle

As a leading voice in the sports marketing/sponsorship/events industry, Treble Group MD, Kyle Nel, shares his insights on how Covid-19 has impacted the sports industry with a view to a way forward...

Kyle Nel 8 Jun 2020

Connecting African innovators and ideas to industry
Connecting African innovators and ideas to industryArticle

There is a disconnect between industry, angel donors, venture capitalists and research in Africa...

8 Jun 2020

VW's WeConnect Go App now available in SA
VW's WeConnect Go App now available in SAArticle

Volkswagen has taken the first step on the journey towards the connected car by launching the WeConnect Go app in South Africa...

26 May 2020

A researcher performs a CRISPR/Cas9 process at the Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Germany . Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images
Covid-19 and gene editing: ethical and legal considerationsArticle

Researchers are racing against time to find ways to treat and prevent Covid-19. There is currently no treatment for the disease, and the World Health Organisation has created Solidarity, a global clinical trial which is testing four drugs as possible treatment...

Sheetal Soni 25 May 2020

Children are a high-risk population prone to severe complications from malaria. Shutterstock
Why malaria treatment shouldn't take a back seat to Covid-19Article

Ridding the world of malaria in the near future is a very ambitious goal. Efforts to achieve it have already been weakened by governments shifting resources from malaria control and elimination initiatives to the fight against Covid-19...

Jaishree Raman 15 May 2020

Emerging technology and data can reduce the impact of a pandemic
Emerging technology and data can reduce the impact of a pandemicArticle

Governments the world over are battling to project and plan for the scale of the crisis, hoping to save as many lives as possible...

Jeremy Potgieter 16 Apr 2020

Billions of used smartphones set to enter the market
Billions of used smartphones set to enter the marketArticle

5G smartphone upgrades could see nearly a billion used devices enter the market across the globe in 2020...

31 Mar 2020

6 steps to sustainably flatten the coronavirus curve
6 steps to sustainably flatten the coronavirus curveArticle

We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. It started as a health crisis, within days became a real economic crisis, and is now on a swift path to becoming a massive fiscal challenge...

Adam Ikdal 31 Mar 2020

CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panel. Photo: United States Centers for Disease Control via Wikimedia (public domain)
Covid-19: Why "test, test, test" is easier said than doneArticle

Testing people suspected of Covid-19 and then tracing who they have had contact with is vital to controlling the epidemic. But the test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is both expensive and logistically time-consuming...

James Stent & Nathan Geffen 18 Mar 2020

Beware of Antitrust Law violations amidst Covid-19
Beware of Antitrust Law violations amidst Covid-19Article

In these unprecedented times, companies are grappling with the effects of the outbreak on doing business, including formulating ways in which to maintain business performance, at best, and avoid being completely crippled by the effects of the global pandemic, at worst...

Lerisha Naidu and Sphesihle Nxumalo 16 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in Africa
#Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in AfricaArticle

With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Algeria, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is changing from a readiness to a response mode in the African region...

6 Mar 2020

A nurse in a hospital checks an IV. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana needs a better policy to guide care for cancer patientsArticle

The World Health Assembly urged countries in 2014 to include palliative care into their health systems. Its resolution called for equitable services, available to everyone who needs them...

Yakubu Salifu 3 Mar 2020

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