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A University of Cape Town medical student doing yoga for a project that draws on ideas from medical and health humanities. Third Year Yoga SSM
New ways of thinking on health, arts and humanities are emerging in Africa

Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and healthcare knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current healthcare concerns...

By Carla Tsampiras & Nolwazi Mkhwanazi 3 May 2019

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa
WHO report: 630-million years of healthy life lost in Africa

Nearly 630-million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) 47 member states in Africa...

28 Mar 2019

While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health. Shutterstock
People in Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra years

People are now living longer in sub-Saharan Africa than they did two decades ago...

By Charles Shey Wiysonge 20 Dec 2018

The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock
Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa's rising life expectancy

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. A child born in the region today is expected to live up to 64 years on average...

By Charles Shey Wiysonge 27 Nov 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

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Tackle Africa's chronic diseases with effective actions

Cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

By Sam Otieno 18 Sep 2018

A small hospital in Wakiso district in the central region of Uganda. Shutterstock
People across Africa have to travel far to get to a hospital. We worked out how far

Nearly half of all deaths and about a third of disabilities in low and middle-income countries could be avoided if people had access to emergency care...

By Paul Ouma & Emelda Okiro 14 Sep 2018

Health systems rarely consider that patients switch between hospitals or primary healthcare centres and indigenous medicine for their health issues. Direct Relief/Tobin Greensweig
Why indigenous medicine could play a role in rebuilding health systems

Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistanto the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on healthcare provision are all too visible...

By Jean-Benoit Falisse and Serena Masino 20 Jun 2018

Source: Merck Foundation
Merck Foundation continues training oncologists in Africa to combat emerging cancer crisis

"In 2018, We will continue to enrol more candidates and engage other countries on this programme as we firmly believe this is a vital component of improving the quality and accessibility of cancer care in Africa."

9 May 2018

UCT research focus on combating poverty-related heart disease in Africa
UCT research focus on combating poverty-related heart disease in Africa

These programmes focus on combating diseases related to poverty, such as rheumatic heart disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure...

7 May 2018

Sugar tax and its bitter economic aftertaste
Sugar tax and its bitter economic aftertaste

The tax on sugary beverages is expected to commence on 1 April 2018. Is it really a measure to promote a healthier lifestyle among South Africans, or is it a ruse to add more money to state coffers?

By Joon Chong and Wesley Grimm 15 Dec 2017

Africa faces a sharp rise in diabetes prevalence
Africa faces a sharp rise in diabetes prevalence

Diabetes prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa could increase by 156% over the next 30 years - the largest projected increase globally...

23 Nov 2017

Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma
Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

The fact that the condition is common in some populations and uncommon in others suggests that it's inherited and comes about as a result of a variation in the genes. If these were identified...

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

Dr Stephen Lawrence
Fewer insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

A new insulin co-formulation will simplify the treatment of type 2 diabetes...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2016

Mobile phone app helps diabetics in Senegal
Mobile phone app helps diabetics in Senegal

Senegal has become the first Francophone country to pilot a mobile phone platform, called mRamadan, which helps people with diabetes safely manage their health while fasting...

5 Jul 2014

Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration
Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration

CANNES, FRANCE: Cinemark, the local SA representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, with their passion for both great film and advertising, bring you the latest information from the world's premier advertising festivals.

15 Jan 2014

Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced
Lions Health open for delegate registration: First speakers announced

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health (13-14 June), a new bespoke festival celebrating the power of creativity in healthcare marketing and communications from around the world, is now open for delegate registration.

13 Jan 2014

Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries
Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the new bespoke Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, has opened for entries.

9 Jan 2014

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

DRC has west Africa's highest rate of malnutrition

BRAZZAVILLE - The Democratic Republic of Congo has the highest rate of malnutrition in central and west Africa, affecting 43% of children under five, UNICEF said on Tuesday.

6 Nov 2012

Non-communicable diseases: Africa must 'spend a lot more'
Non-communicable diseases: Africa must 'spend a lot more'

BERLIN, GERMANY: According to scidev.net, Olive Shisana, CEO of the South African Human Sciences Research Council, said at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany that infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, are expected to decline while non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, will increase in Africa over the coming decades.

4 Nov 2011

Entries open: The Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge
Entries open: The Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge

LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: Framepool, the footage collection run by filmmakers, has opened its call for entries for the 2011 Framepool / LBB / FireFlies Challenge. This short-film competition is aimed at the world's directors who want to present their films to a highly prominent jury - while supporting a good cause.

30 Mar 2011

Journalists meet to integrate gender and population into climate issues
Journalists meet to integrate gender and population into climate issues

Malawi's Journalists Association Against AIDS (JournAIDS) with support from Population Action International (PAI) is implementing a climate change advocacy project in Malawi with an aim of integrating gender and population into climate issues in the country.

By Gregory Gondwe 22 Mar 2011

UK ruling opens door to mesothelioma sufferers
UK ruling opens door to mesothelioma sufferers

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that a person who is exposed to even tiny amounts of asbestos and who then contracts mesothelioma has a claim for compensation from the company or persons responsible for the exposure.

15 Mar 2011

Global SMS traffic to reach 8.7 trillion in 2015
Global SMS traffic to reach 8.7 trillion in 2015

LONDON, UK: According to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media, SMS will remain a significant source of revenues and traffic for mobile operators on a global basis until at least 2015. The company reckons SMS traffic growth will be driven by enterprise, emerging markets and social networks.

27 Jan 2011

Bono lights up Sydney on World AIDS Day
Bono lights up Sydney on World AIDS Day

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: In 2009, nearly half a million children were born with HIV. (RED) aims to reduce this figure to zero, with the first AIDS free generation born in 2015. To highlight this message, (RED) aimed to turn the entire world red - online and offline.

2 Dec 2010

Standard Bank HIV/Aids programme benefits thousands
Standard Bank HIV/Aids programme benefits thousands

Standard Bank's HIV/Aids programmes have touched the lives of an estimated 160 000 Standard Bank employees and their families, says Sim Tshabalala, the bank's chief executive.

12 Oct 2010

International SOS celebrates 25 years on World Tourism Day
International SOS celebrates 25 years on World Tourism Day

On World Tourism Day - today, 27 September 2010 - International SOS celebrates its 25th year in business.

27 Sep 2010

IMD paddles against cancer in Dragon Boat race fundraiser
IMD paddles against cancer in Dragon Boat race fundraiser

L'ABBAYE, SWITZERLAND: IMD teamwork, networking with clients and fun in the sun - all these ingredients and more were on display as two IMD sponsored teams took part in the Paddle for Cancer DragonBoat Festival yesterday in L'Abbaye, Switzerland.

7 Sep 2010

Exploring how the arts can heal Africa
Exploring how the arts can heal Africa

How can the arts be used to empower and heal African communities? This crucial issue will be discussed during the Drama for Life Africa Research Conference, taking place at Wits University from 26 to 28 August 2010.

20 Aug 2010

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