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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 2 days ago

Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

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

2 days ago

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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

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Moscow's AI medical services rated

A rating of medical services based on artificial intelligence (AI) used in Moscow's healthcare system has been published...

19 Oct 2021

SA to re-emerge in strong position post-Covid

Countries like South Africa, Kenya and Egypt may re-emerge in a strong position post Covid-19...

14 Oct 2021

Hope Consortium, Astral Aviation partner to enhance vaccine distribution in Africa
Hope Consortium, Astral Aviation partner to enhance vaccine distribution in Africa

Hope Consortium and Astral Aviation have formed a strategic partnership with the aim of accelerating vaccine distribution to African nations...

28 Sep 2021

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Record R8.45bn sustainability loan for Africa

RMB has arranged and structured Africa's first syndicated sustainability linked loan...

21 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by 20 Sep 2021

Bridging the Covid-19 vaccine gap
Bridging the Covid-19 vaccine gap

Developing a base for Covid-19 vaccine production on the continent highlights the challenges...

15 Sep 2021

A child gets a dose of the oral polio vaccine. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images
It's been a year since Africa was declared polio free. But a threat remains

The 25 August marks the first anniversary of a milestone that took over 30 years to achieve. Africa being free from polio - a disease that has caused death and paralysis throughout recorded history...

By Wayne Howard & Melinda Suchard 27 Aug 2021

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The impact of Covid-19 has been lower in Africa. We explore the reasons

There's been an increase in Covid-19 deaths across Africa since mid-July 2021...

By Alex Ezeh, Michael Silverman & Saverio Stranges 18 Aug 2021

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Vaccine denialism kills: Mail & Guardian has let down its readers

The Mail & Guardian published an article on its website on Friday questioning the safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines...

By Nathan Geffen and Mia Malan 10 Aug 2021

Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

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Excluding migrants undermines the success of Covid-19 vaccine rollouts

Migration is increasingly recognised as a determinant of health. Research shows that, in many cases, cross-border migrants arriving in new countries are healthier than the host population...

By Rebecca Walker, Jo Vearey & Nicholas Maple 2 Aug 2021

#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

Johannes MasitengBy Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

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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

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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

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming
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

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
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

Funeral workers wearing personal protective equipment carry a casket during the burial of a Covid-19 victim, amid a nationwide coronavirus disease (Covid-19) lockdown, at the Olifantsvlei cemetery, south-west of Joburg, South Africa 6 January, 2021. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
Covid-19 deaths in Africa surge 43% week-on-week, WHO says

Africa recorded a 43% jump in Covid-19 deaths last week as infections and hospital admissions have risen and countries face shortages of oxygen and intensive-care beds...

16 Jul 2021

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