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New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

Professor Salim Abdool Karim
Abdool Karim steps downArticle

Professor Salim Abdool Karim has stepped down from Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid19, exactly one year after he accepted the chair of the committee, to resume his academic pursuits...

26 Mar 2021

Professor Salim Abdool Karim
Salim Abdool Karim wins 2020 John Maddox Prize for Covid-19 workArticle

The man at the vanguard of SA's Covid-19 strategy, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been awarded the 2020 John Maddox Prize for standing up for science during the coronavirus pandemic...

15 Dec 2020

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#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemicArticle

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

NGOs celebrate Mandela Day with Department of Education and Muslims for Humanity
NGOs celebrate Mandela Day with Department of Education and Muslims for HumanityArticle

The KZN district director for the Department of Education, Mr S Mabinza, joined Muslims for Humanity (MfH) at the Nyonithwele Secondary School in Edendale to distribute hygiene packs to pupils on Mandela Day...

Issued by Willowton Group 5 Oct 2020

Professor Salim Abdool Karim
Covid-19 cases declining, but vigilance is still essentialArticle

South Africa is showing hopeful signs of flattening the Covid-19 curve, as the numbers of new cases and hospital admissions fall. However, citizens cannot afford to stop being vigilant...

27 Aug 2020

St Augustine's Hospital
Findings from St Augustine's Covid-19 outbreakArticle

An investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak that led to the closure of Netcare St Augustine's Hospital in Durban found that, between 9 March and 30 April 2020, there were 119 confirmed cases identified at the hospital...

21 May 2020

Professors Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim
#OnTheFrontLine with the Abdool KarimsArticle

#OnTheFrontLine offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of the healthcare warriors tackling Covid-19 head on. As the chair of the ministerial advisory committee on the virus...

Nicci Botha 4 May 2020

Professor Salim Abdool Karim. Photo: UKZN
SA on a unique trajectoryArticle

The early and proactive interventions by the government mean South Africa now has a unique trajectory of coronavirus infection...

14 Apr 2020

Research body responds to Mbeki's letter on Aids
Research body responds to Mbeki's letter on AidsArticle

Former president, Thabo Mbeki, has once again raised ire of HIV/Aids medico-scientific community with his latest missive...

11 Mar 2016

Scientists discover antibodies that could neutralise HIV
Scientists discover antibodies that could neutralise HIVArticle

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed a discovery by scientists of potent antibodies that could neutralise and kill multiple strains of HIV.

4 Mar 2014

Gates Foundation forms new health partnerships in SA
Gates Foundation forms new health partnerships in SAArticle

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday (21 January) announced two new partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at finding new tools to fight HIV‚ tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

Tamar Kahn 22 Jan 2014

More cash for varsity researchArticle

Scientists tackling South Africa's biggest diseases have received a multimillion-rand boost thanks to the Medical Research Council and the Treasury.

1 Nov 2013

From discovery to delivery at 2012 International Microbicides Conference
From discovery to delivery at 2012 International Microbicides ConferenceArticle

The biennial International Microbicides Conference is the premier gathering for those working on new approaches to HIV prevention and this year's conference in Sydney, Australia, will place a strong emphasis on the role of community in both research and implementation of scientific findings. The conference will take place from 15 - 18 April 2012 at the Sydney Exhibition and Conference Centre located on the Darling Harbour waterfront.

12 Mar 2012

Scientists will not give up on HIV-fighting gelArticle

30 years ago the worldwide HIV epidemic began ravaging the African continent, and sub-Saharan Africa still carries the biggest burden of HIV worldwide, Allafrica.com reports. While there has been a significant improvement in access to antiretroviral treatment in recent years, scientists keep searching for a gel or vaccine that can prevent HIV infection.

6 Feb 2012

Alleged HIV gel ineffectiveness 'baffles' inventor
Alleged HIV gel ineffectiveness 'baffles' inventorArticle

News24 reports that a vaginal gel researchers had hoped would help prevent HIV transmission for women is ineffective. Researchers leading the Tenofovir gel study at 15 sites across South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe recommended that 5 000 women who participated in the trial should stop using it.

30 Nov 2011

Trial for new microbicide starts in South AfricaArticle

Just a week after Commonwealth Women Affairs ministers called for more research efforts in microbicides as a women-friendly HIV prevention method, researchers in South Africa have announced the start of trials for a new microbicide type to help women to protect themselves from HIV infection.

Gerald Businge 25 Jun 2007

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