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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

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

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Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differentlyArticle

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018

How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick
How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sickArticle

Day Zero, when the four million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility...

Bob Mash, Hassan Mahomed and Shrikant Peters 15 Feb 2018

Sierra Leone: Rampant disease washes in with flood waterArticle

With malaria, diarrhea and vomiting, pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory infections, worm infestations, scabies, abscesses, sores, and boils all common ailments in the Kroo Bay community of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown local medical official Amadou Kandor says it's little wonder 35 is an average life expectancy for the slum's 6,000 inhabitants.

22 Jul 2008

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