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Scabies: the neglected tropical disease no one wants to talk aboutArticle

Some diseases are more likely to enter public conversation than others. Covid-19 has dominated the public discourse in 2020...

Michael Head 22 Apr 2021

Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19
Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19Article

Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin to Covid-19 patients, thanks to an order handed down by the Pretoria High Court...

7 Apr 2021

The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patients
The implications of administrating ivermectin to Covid-19 patientsArticle

Being a new virus, Covid-19 has evoked a great deal of uncertainty around which treatments will be beneficial to patients...

31 Mar 2021

Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International Airport
Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International AirportArticle

The South African Police Service (SAPS) this week seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million at the OR Tambo International Airport...

19 Feb 2021

Clinical trials with human volunteers done in South Africa must get approval from the health products regulator. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Explainer: how South Africa regulates medicines and vaccinesArticle

National medicines regulatory authorities are gatekeepers that protect the public from unnecessary harm from health products. They do so in the best tradition of the injunction to "do no harm"...

Andy Gray 11 Feb 2021

Professor Vinny Naidoo, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria.
Veterinary expert weighs in on Ivermectin debateArticle

Since Ivermectin took centre stage as a potential treatment for Covid-19, several questions have been raised around whether a cattle drug should be used on people...

Vinny Naidoo 29 Jan 2021

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Sahpra allows controlled use of Ivermectin for Covid-19Article

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has given the green light for the controlled use of Ivermectin, a veterinary parasitic drug, for Covid-19 infection management in humans...

28 Jan 2021

Medicines are only approved for use by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority when there is sufficient evidence that their benefits outweigh their risks.
Ivermectin and Covid-19: Why it's promising but why we need to be cautiousArticle

There is a clamour by some people for ivermectin to be approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) to treat Covid-19...

Rufaro Samanga 15 Jan 2021

New drug regimen to treat lymphatic filariasis
New drug regimen to treat lymphatic filariasisArticle

A new triple drug therapy with the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from at least five years down to two years is being piloted in Kenya...

16 Nov 2018

DNA barcoding of mosquito species deployed against elephantiasisArticle

New biotechnologies that allow scientists to quickly and accurately distinguish species based on a DNA analysis are being deployed against the major global disease, elephantiasis.

30 Apr 2009

Community-directed interventions improve primary health careArticle

A recently-published, three-year, multi-country study demonstrates how community delivery of underutilized health interventions in an integrated manner can dramatically improve access to vital drugs and preventive treatments, particularly for malaria, in remote African communities.

8 Jul 2008

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