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Human milk banks collect, pasteurise, test, store, and distribute donated breastmilk. NataBU/Shutterstock
Kenyan hospital opens human milk bank - a rarity in sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, spoke to the team spearheading APHRC's research efforts in the establishment of Kenya's first milk bank....

By Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 23 Apr 2019

New ECD centre to uplift Gugulethu
New ECD centre to uplift Gugulethu

The Cipla Foundation has rebuilt an early childhood development (ECD) centre in Barcelona, Gugulethu, which opened its new doors on Wednesday, 17 April 2019...

Issued by Cipla 18 Apr 2019

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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgery

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

18 Apr 2019

Africa's first in-utero spina bifida repair
Africa's first in-utero spina bifida repair

Africa's first in-utero spinal surgery on a foetus with spina bifida went well...

16 Apr 2019

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?
Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president's go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

By Roxy de Villiers 5 Apr 2019

Introducing the e-patient
Introducing the e-patient

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

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Ask Dr Google. The pros and cons of online diagnosis

Pop symptoms of a headache into a search engine and it will come back with a myriad of diagnoses, varying from a sinus headache to a tumour...

1 Apr 2019

Doctor's orders: Start saving now
Doctor's orders: Start saving now

Medical doctors have tremendous earning potential and can expect to accumulate wealth in their lifetime...

29 Mar 2019

Many children in South Africa are in pain because they do cannot access palliative care medicines. Photo: Flickr user John Campbell (public domain)
Children are dying in pain because they cannot get the medicines they need

I had a patient last year, a four-year-old boy, with a type of cancer called neuroblastoma. After initial treatment, the cancer came back, growing in the confined space between his spine and stomach, causing unbearable pain...

By Michelle Meiring 15 Mar 2019

Banking your breastmilk saves lives
Banking your breastmilk saves lives

Every year, donated breastmilk saves the lives of thousands of vulnerable babies in South Africa...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Mar 2019

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide are undiagnosed
Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide are undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health...

28 Feb 2019

Immunisation coverage stagnating in Africa
Immunisation coverage stagnating in Africa

Over the past five years, immunisation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks...

25 Jan 2019

Child ready to receive measles vaccine, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Christine Stabell Benn, Author provided
Vaccines have health effects beyond protecting against target diseases

A measles vaccine protects against measles infection. By introducing a bit of weakened virus, the immune system learns how to deal with it, so when a real measles virus comes along, it can eliminate it...

By Christine Stabell Benn 15 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Babies to order. Andrew Crotty/Shutterstock.com
Those designer babies everyone is freaking out about - it's not likely to happen

When Adam Nash was still an embryo, living in a dish in the lab, scientists tested his DNA to make sure it was free of Fanconi anemia...

By A Cecile JW Janssens 14 Dec 2018

Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them. Shutterrstock
South Africa's children aren't getting the mental health care they need

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades...

By Renata Schoeman 6 Dec 2018

Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain
Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain

The eye is often quoted as the window to the soul, but paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Llewellyn Padayachy, believes it is also the window to the brain...

16 Nov 2018

X-ray of the lungs in a 5-year-old child who has pneumonia. Shutterstock
It's time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumonia

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze...

By Nicole Wolter 14 Nov 2018

Minors, blood transfusions and the court
Minors, blood transfusions and the court

The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him...

By Donald Dinnie 13 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

By Tom Jackson 2 Oct 2018

Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, founding director of the University’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health
Conflict and its toll on child health

Sustained conflict in Africa has resulted in an estimated five-million children aged under five losing their lives to violence between 1995 and 2015...

7 Sep 2018

Genetic variation in progesterone receptor tied to prematurity risk
Genetic variation in progesterone receptor tied to prematurity risk

A key hormone receptor evolved quickly as our early humans migrated from Africa, producing localised gene changes that may affect modern women's risk of preterm birth...

By Erin Digitale 16 Jul 2018

Wits joins network to expand paediatric care in Africa
Wits joins network to expand paediatric care in Africa

There's a critical shortage of child-health providers in Africa...

6 Jun 2018

David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions
David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions

David Grier and Andrew Stuart have passed the halfway mark of their 4,200km journey across the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 21 May 2018

Cipla Foundation's David Grier takes on the Great Wall of China - again
Cipla Foundation's David Grier takes on the Great Wall of China - again

Extreme explorer, Cipla Foundation trustee and ambassador, David Grier, embarked on 28 March to run the full length of the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 10 Apr 2018

Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infants
Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infants

The management of cow's milk allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

Issued by Cipla 26 Jan 2018

Catching undescended testes early reduces risk of cancer
Catching undescended testes early reduces risk of cancer

Undescended testes affects almost 4% of all newborn males, and is about 30% prevalent in premature babies. ..

19 Oct 2017

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