SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

1 hour ago

Cracking the cold chain challenge is key to making vaccines ubiquitous

Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives...

2 hours ago

#Mandela100: Mobile HIV clinics hit the road

Shout-it-Now has designed a new community-based HIV screening and immediate ART initiation service that dovetails with the goals and services of the public health system in Gauteng...

3 days ago

Why Cuban doctors in Kenya don't deserve the treatment they're getting

Cuban medical missions abroad are perhaps one of the most significant legacies of the 1959 Cuban Revolution...

By Rich Warner 3 days ago

Cipla Foundation - Sha'p Left wins Vision 2030 Healthcare Award

Cipla Foundation's initiative, Sha'p Left, won the certificate of excellence award in the healthcare category at the recent annual 2018 Vision 2030 awards ceremony...

Issued by Cipla 12 Jul 2018

UCT develops two-hour TB meningitis diagnostic test

A new rapid test that is able to diagnose TB meningitis - a major cause of death in Southern Africa - within two hours is currently undergoing validation to enter the global market...

12 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Jul 2018

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

By Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

Corruption in the Nigerian health sector has many faces. How to fix it

Countries plagued by corruption can attest to the fact that, once it becomes entrenched, it can be found in all sectors of an economy. But in low and middle income countries the health sector is particularly vulnerable...

11 Jul 2018

North West working to recoup Mediosa money

The North West Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike, says the department is working towards recouping taxpayers' money lost to mobile clinic, Mediosa...

11 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids

An international study has confirmed that drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy is detrimental to the unborn baby. In fact, even more so than previously thought...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2018

Pilot programme to expand access to care for NCDs

A pilot programme that aims to increase access to care for non-communicable disease (NCDs) in South Africa will be introduced to the Kwamakhutha Community in eThekwini District ...

10 Jul 2018

Sama takes issue with Competition Commission findings

The South African Medical Association (Sama) believes that the Competition Commission Health Market Inquiry (HMI) provisional report is faulty in its findings...

9 Jul 2018

Study: Leadless pacemakers create fewer complications

A study comparing patient outcomes for those fitted with new leadless pacemakers compared with more conventional transvenous designs has shown that the latter are successfully reducing the number of short- and mid-term complications.

9 Jul 2018

You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's why

What are your chances of ending up in a hospital? Higher than you'd think if you are a medical aid member in a large city - and the reason reveals some never-before-seen truths about the country's private healthcare sector...

6 Jul 2018

Health Market Inquiry calls for transparency by medical aid schemes

A report by the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) looking into the private healthcare industry has recommended that there be increased transparency and improved competition...

6 Jul 2018

Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry report

The Competition Commission's long-awaited Health Market Inquiry provisional report has been released...

5 Jul 2018

SA consumers need to be informed to avoid risk of opioid addiction

South Africans need to better understand the potential risks associated with using medication to combat pain, as even the use of certain pain medications, could lead to an individual needing professional help for addiction to opioids...

Issued by Cipla 5 Jul 2018

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