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Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch: Some of the 61 Covid-19 cases from South African flights are new variant...

28 Nov 2021

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome pledge $300m to combat Covid-19

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Pledge US$300 Million to CEPI for COVID-19 Pandemic Response and to Accelerate Epidemic Preparedness

2 days ago

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Wunderman Thompson reveals The Future 100: 2022

Wunderman Thompson's 8th edition of The Future 100: 2022 has launched...

19 Jan 2022

Combined Covid-19 and flu booster could be available within two years

Within two years, the world could have a combined Covid-19 and flu booster...

18 Jan 2022

GlaxoSmithKline rejects Unilever's £50bn bid for consumer health unit

GlaxoSmithKline, the owner of Aquafresh, Voltaren and Eno, has rejected a proposal from Unilever to acquire GSK's Consumer Healthcare business...

17 Jan 2022

Man receives a genetically-modified pig heart in the world's first transplant of its kind

In the world's first transplant of its kind, man in the US receives a genetically-modified pig heart

17 Jan 2022

#FestiveTogether: Joining in wishing you all a blessed festive season
#FestiveTogether: Joining in wishing you all a blessed festive season

This festive season we take a moment to reflect on how privileged we have been to represent and serve our dynamic, creative business communities for another year!..

Issued by 15 Dec 2021

Biovac gears up to manufacture Pfizer vaccine

This month marks the incorporation of South Africa's Biovac Institute into Pfizer's supply chain, kickstarting the firm as the first in Africa to produce the mRNA vaccine in early 2022...

6 Dec 2021

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Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Explainer-What we know about the new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa...

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 28 Nov 2021

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Technology: healthcare enabler or disrupter?

To solve the problems in healthcare in South Africa, while technology is an enabler, the key lies in recognising the needs of our market...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 19 Nov 2021

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New nanomedicine delivers improved outcome for prostate cancer

A new nanomedicine used in combination with radiotherapy, could significantly improve treatment outcomes for men with locally advanced prostate cancer...

11 Nov 2021

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R3.5m grant for Pan-African vaccine development

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has invested R3.5m into several locally made candidate vaccines...

10 Nov 2021

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Infectious diseases expert, Prof Blumberg, joins Right to Care

Prof Lucille Blumberg has been appointed to the health NGO, Right to Care...

9 Nov 2021

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First oral Covid-19 medicine authorised in the UK

The first oral Covid-19 medicine, Molnupiravir, for treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults has been authorised...

8 Nov 2021

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New global drug policy index finds most countries fail drug policy

The drug policy median score across all 30 countries for humane and health driven drug policies is just 48/100...

8 Nov 2021

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Pharmaceutical companies collaborate against climate change

The Energize programme, a collaboration between 10 global pharmaceutical companies to engage hundreds of suppliers in climate action and decarbonisation of the pharmaceutical value chain...

5 Nov 2021

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Telehealth app bridges gap in healthcare in Africa

A new telehealth app provides stakeholders with invaluable insight into the prioritisation of much-needed resources...

4 Nov 2021

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Medtech sector key to SA's economic recovery

South Africa's medical technology (medtech) sector's current estimated R20bn market value could be significantly increased...

2 Nov 2021

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First Covid-19 oral antiviral medicine in submission stage

Molnupiravir, an investigational oral Covid-19 antiviral medicine, that could be the first oral antiviral medicine available for Covid-19 therapy...

29 Oct 2021

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G20 leaders called on to correct Covid-19 vaccine discrepencies

In the run-up to the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, on October 30-31, a G20 Manifesto that outlines seven actions G20 leaders must take before the meeting...

26 Oct 2021


Labat Africa ramps up cannabis retail expansion with new deals
Labat Africa ramps up cannabis retail expansion with new deals

Labat Africa, which aims to be the number one healthcare company in South Africa with a focus on medicinal cannabis, is diversifying its offerings through strategic acquisitions and retail expansion.

20 Jan 2022

Africa: the face of vaccine inequity

It is exactly a year on since global Covid-19 vaccine delivery began in earnest.

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 19 Jan 2022

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