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J&J single-dose vaccine effective against Delta variant

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the country...

1 day ago

SA moves to Adjusted Alert Level 3

The overall decline in new Covid-19 infections means that South Africa can move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with the associated easing of restrictions on gatherings, movement and the sale of alcohol...

1 day ago

Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care"...

By Mark Shrime 23 Jul 2021

We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 23 Jul 2021

Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 22 Jul 2021

TB prevention has relied on the same vaccine for 100 years. It's time for innovation

TB is one of the oldest infectious diseases in recorded history. Most of the people who are ill with TB live in low- and middle-income countries where this disease is one of the leading causes of death...

By Bavesh Kana 22 Jul 2021

Smile Foundation appoints Kim Robertson Smith as new GM

Non-profit organisation Smile Foundation has announced the appointment of Kim Robertson Smith as its new general manager, effective 1 August 2021...

22 Jul 2021

Biovac to manufacture Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Africa

Biovac, a Cape Town-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a letter of intent with Pfizer and BioNTech to manufacture the latter two companies' Covid-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union...

21 Jul 2021

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

What machine learning can offer Nigeria's healthcare system

Imagine it's 2030 - and a typical day in a Nigerian healthcare setting. In earlier decades, when a patient walked in, they could see piles of folders and a clutter of pens scattered all over the office...

By Busayo Ajuwon, Alice Richardson & Brett Lidbury 21 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by 20 Jul 2021

Adult vaccination could stop unnecessary deaths

Vaccines are very much top of mind at the moment as the world races to beat the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are many other preventable diseases and deaths that can be avoided if adults are vaccinated...

20 Jul 2021

Life Esidimeni inquest will determine if health officials could be criminally convicted

Five years later, a formal inquest into the deaths of Life Esidimeni patients started in the Pretoria High Court on Monday...

20 Jul 2021

Vaccine-starved Namibia receives Sinopharm boost

Namibia received a boost on Friday with the arrival of 250,000 Sinopharm doses bought from China, after its Covid-19 inoculation programme was halted by a lack of vaccines...

19 Jul 2021

Building a sickle cell disease registry in Africa

Almost 75% of the approximately 400,986 babies born with sickle cell disease (SCD) globally per year are found in Africa...

16 Jul 2021

Glutathione deficiency raises risk of severe Covid symptoms - research

A clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease...

Issued by Leap Communications 1 day ago

Optimising healthy eating habits

Many South Africans across economic spectrums are thinking more about how and what we eat; and wondering if our eating habits can help to protect our health in the face of Covid...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 1 day ago

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant

The North-West University's (NWU's) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the coronavirus, on a large scale...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 20 Jul 2021

Covid hub drives education and vaccination

To support the Department of Health's ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many South Africans as possible, Bonitas had vaccinated over 100,000 South Africans at its private vaccination sites across the country by mid-July...

Issued by Bonitas 20 Jul 2021

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