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Mass Covid-19 vaccine rollout launches, as third wave looms
Mass Covid-19 vaccine rollout launches, as third wave loomsArticle

The next of South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine programme rollsout today, as the rates of infection in parts of the country start to rapidly climb...

1 day ago

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Covid-19 highlights need to invest in health system resilienceArticle

The learnings from the Covid-19 global pandemic have highlighted the need to ensure that the long-term resilience of the health system to respond to future outbreaks...

14 May 2021

26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The World
26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The WorldArticle

Global Citizen announced that the Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World campaign helped mobilise over 26 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and $302m to the ACT-Accelerator...

Issued by OnPoint PR 11 May 2021

15 facts about the Covid vaccine
15 facts about the Covid vaccineArticle

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 10 May 2021

A healthcare worker receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination at Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town. Reuters/Mike Hutchings
South Africa picks up first cases of coronavirus variant from IndiaArticle

South Africa's health ministry said it had detected the first four cases of a new coronavirus variant that emerged in India and was responsible for a surge of infections and deaths in the Asian country...

Wendell Roelf 10 May 2021

Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India. Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takesArticle

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 10 May 2021

Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021
Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021Article

SABC3 and 1Magic announced it will air Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on (May at 9.30pm and 6pm (SAST), respectively...

Issued by OnPoint PR 7 May 2021

Introducing DotModus insights products
Introducing DotModus insights productsArticle

DotModus has launched three new insights products to help your business leverage artificial intelligence and cloud data technology to gain a competitive edge...

Issued by DotModus 6 May 2021

World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save lives
World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save livesArticle

Practise effective hand hygiene to prevent infections by learning how to wash your hands properly with Bloom Financial Services and Health4Me...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 5 May 2021

Showing appreciation with Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season
Showing appreciation with Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude SeasonArticle

South Africa, it's time to celebrate your pharmacist and its staff and let the nation know where their heroes are making waves...

Issued by The SpaceStation 4 May 2021

Pfizer vaccine hits SA shores
Pfizer vaccine hits SA shoresArticle

The country's vaccination programme on Sunday reached a welcomed milestone with Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announcing the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer vaccination doses...

3 May 2021

Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC
Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great startArticle

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

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

SA to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout
SA to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine rolloutArticle

South Africa will resume the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine rollout on Wednesday in a push to vaccinate 500,000 healthcare workers through the Sisonke Programme...

26 Apr 2021

#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline
#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp HotlineArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Gustav Praekelt, founder and chairman of non-profit organisation, The Praekelt Foundation. He discusses the National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline...

Issued by Facebook 21 Apr 2021

Restonic SA donates pillows, beds to help frontline healthcare workers
Restonic SA donates pillows, beds to help frontline healthcare workersArticle

Restonic SA has donated pillows and beds valued at R60,000 in total to 300 frontline healthcare workers at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital to help them get better sleep...

20 Apr 2021

Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspension
Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspensionArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has recommended the pause on the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine be lifted...

19 Apr 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine
SA temporarily suspends J&J jabArticle

The South African Department of Health has put the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine on hold temporarily, while it investigates a possible link between the jab and a rare blood clot disorder...

14 Apr 2021

South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis B
South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis BArticle

South African healthcare workers were found to be at high risk of contracting hepatitis B, even though a vaccine can provide life-long immunity...

13 Apr 2021

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 May
Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 MayArticle

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the second phase of the country's vaccination will begin on 17 May, as millions of doses of vaccine are set to land on South African shores over the next few weeks...

9 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space
#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment spaceArticle

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

Ruth Cooper 1 Apr 2021

Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technology
Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technologyArticle

The electronic vaccine data system (EVDS) allows South Africans to register online to receive their Covid-19 vaccination...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 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

When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for cities
When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for citiesArticle

Bike-share programmes don't just cater for residents. When tourists use them too, that greatly increases the value the whole community gets from these bikes.

23 Mar 2021

Professor Marc Mendelson, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, says Professor Marc MendelsonArticle

Scientists are predicting that the social gatherings associated with the Easter weekend will trigger the third wave of Covid-19, just as the country heads into winter. What are the lessons learned from the second wave?

19 Mar 2021

Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine
Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccineArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved the Section 21 application for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine...

17 Mar 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

Dr Cyprian Ngong, a staff member of National Hospital, Abuja, receives Covid-19 vaccine. Adam Abu-basha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

Government expects to vaccinate 65% of population
Government expects to vaccinate 65% of populationArticle

Government remains committed to vaccinate 40 million people, as per the original plan, by the end of the year to help the country reach herd immunity...

11 Mar 2021

Covid and flu - Should you still have the flu shot?
Covid and flu - Should you still have the flu shot?Article

Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, unpacks the differences and similarities between 'flu' and Covid-19, how it affects your body and offers compelling reasons why you should consider getting the flu vaccine this year...

Issued by Bonitas 8 Mar 2021

Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe next to the country’s first batch of Covid-19 vaccines at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu
The ins and outs of Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout planArticle

With the arrival of vaccines in the country, Kenya is set to begin its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

Catherine Kyobutungi 8 Mar 2021

Pandora's box in the workplace
Pandora's box in the workplaceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has so fundamentally changed our world that 'hope' has become an essential quality that leaders must bring to their working environments...

Auguste Coetzer, Issued by People Power Placements SA 5 Mar 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yetArticle

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

4 Mar 2021

Private hospitals added to Covid-19 vaccine roll out sites
Private hospitals added to Covid-19 vaccine roll out sitesArticle

The vaccine rollout sites has been expanded to include 13 private hospitals as the Sisonke Programme gains momentum.

4 Mar 2021

“We saw patients dying for avoidable reasons. They were dying because masks that came loose were not being replaced,” says MSF Covid-19 intervention nursing activities manager, Caroline Masunda. Chris Allan
Small things can save lives: coping with Covid-19 in resource-scarce hospitalsArticle

Everywhere, patients have died from Covid-19 when patient numbers exceeded the capacity of the health system. The number of doctors, nurses and oxygen points just wasn't enough...

Gilles van Cutsem 2 Mar 2021

Image: Twitter
More than 67,000 health workers vaccinated so farArticle

More than 67,000 health workers have been inoculated in the 10 days since the national Covid-19 vaccination kicked off...

1 Mar 2021

Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at Khayelitsha
Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at KhayelitshaArticle

"This day represents a real milestone for us as South Africans that finally the vaccines are here and they are being administered. I was rather pleased that there were five people who were vaccinated before me and they are health workers"...

18 Feb 2021

South Africa's Dis-Chem sales rise on preventative healthcare demand
South Africa's Dis-Chem sales rise on preventative healthcare demandArticle

South Africa's Dis-Chem Pharmacies said on Wednesday group revenue rose 12.1% for a 22-week period to 2 February, boosted by consumer demand for preventative medicine...

17 Feb 2021

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Vaccine rollout starts todayArticle

The Covid-19 vaccine programme will start today, with healthcare workers being first in line to receive the 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson jabs, which arrived in South Africa yesterday...

17 Feb 2021

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How the coronavirus mutates and what this means for the future of Covid-19Article

The recent appearance of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus causing Covid-19 infections), that may be associated with increased transmission of the virus and disease severity...

Ed Rybicki, Anna-Lise Williamson, Don Cowan & Stephanie G Burton 17 Feb 2021

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Healthcare workers to receive J&J jabArticle

Phase one of vaccine rollout could commence as soon as next week with healthcare workers receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine instead of an AstraZeneca jab...

10 Feb 2021

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks past an illustration of a virus outside a regional science centre amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Oldham, Britain August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo
Recovered Covid patients likely protected for at least six months, study findsArticle

LONDON - Almost all people previously infected with Covid-19 have high levels of antibodies for at least six months that are likely to protect them from reinfection with the disease, results of a major UK study showed...

Kate Kelland 9 Feb 2021

Dr Zweli Mkhize, South African health minister
AstraZeneca shot on hold, data shows lower efficacy against SA variantArticle

Plans to rollout the AstraZeneca vaccine have been paused after trials showed it to be less effective against mild to moderate forms of the B.1.351 coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa...

8 Feb 2021

Variants, vaccines, and virology - are we protected?
Variants, vaccines, and virology - are we protected?Article

News reports on mutated, more virulant, strains of the virus most likely conjures movie-like images of an invisible, indestructible enemy causing massive disruption. The reality is fortunately much less dramatic...

Felicity Burt, Dominique Goedhals & Sabeeha Vawda 4 Feb 2021

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Covid-19 online vaccination registration opens to healthcare workersArticle

Healthcare workers can now register for their Covid-19 vaccine on the Department of Health's online portal

3 Feb 2021

A health worker treats a patient at a temporary field hospital set up by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Rural SA nurses fear being forgotten in vaccine roll-outArticle

JOHANNESBURG - South African nurses called on the government on Monday to ensure overstretched workers in rural clinics and hospitals get access to Covid-19 vaccines as the hard-hit country received its first batch of doses.

Kim Harrisberg 2 Feb 2021

SA health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.
UPDATE: First batch of Covid-19 vaccine arrives in SAArticle

The first batch of one-million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on 1 February 2021.,

1 Feb 2021

Professor Marc Mendelson
Third wave is on its way, if rapid vaccine roll out faltersArticle

South Africa is currently riding the second wave of Covid-19 infections, driven by 501.V2 - a particularly virulent strain of the virus...

26 Jan 2021

Willowton and Gift of The Givers unite to fight Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa
Willowton and Gift of The Givers unite to fight Covid-19 pandemic in South AfricaArticle

Willowton Group presented international charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, with a R1.5m donation to assist in the fight against the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa...

Issued by Willowton Group 21 Jan 2021

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