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    IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measures

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

    14 May 2020

    A man being tested as he takes part in an ophthalmological study and examination. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images
    How African genetic studies offer hope for preventing a common cause of blindness

    Glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible blindness in the world. It's estimated that by 2040 there will be about 112-million people in the world with glaucoma - mostly in Africa and Asia. The best that medical science can do at present is identify it early and slow or halt its progression...

    By Susan Williams 22 Apr 2020

    Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May
    Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

    The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

    14 Apr 2020

    The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
    The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

    In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

    Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa
    Covid-19 likely to exact heavy toll in Africa

    The young average age of the population in Africa is likely to be a positive factor, given that Covid-19 seems to be exacting a higher toll on older patients around the world. However...

    3 Apr 2020

    Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics
    Shaping Africa's urban areas to withstand future pandemics

    For all their virtues, cities have a major downside. They are a fertile ground for contagion, such as the rapid spread of Covid-19...

    By Astrid R.N. Haas 2 Apr 2020

    Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue
    Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue

    There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade...

    By Simon Evans 27 Mar 2020

    [WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic
    [WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

    In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".

    26 Mar 2020

    #Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual
    #Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual

    Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020

    Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy
    Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy

    As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...

    By Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020

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    How wearables are transforming healthcare

    In recent years, wearables such as smartwatches and fitness wristbands have grown in popularity among consumers and gained traction within the healthcare industry as hospitals have put greater focus on improving patient care levels and clinician productivity...

    By Andy McBain, 23 Mar 2020

    Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa
    Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa

    The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to at least 15 (by 23 March) after the government confirmed more cases...

    By Siddharth Chatterjee 23 Mar 2020

    Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences
    Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

    Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

    By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

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    More than 600 cases of #Covid-19 in Africa

    More than 600 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago...

    20 Mar 2020

    Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa
    Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

    As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

    18 Mar 2020

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    Covid-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed

    The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise...

    By Akebe Luther King Abia 18 Mar 2020

    #Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in Africa
    #Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in Africa

    With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Algeria, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is changing from a readiness to a response mode in the African region...

    6 Mar 2020

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    Ghana needs a better policy to guide care for cancer patients

    The World Health Assembly urged countries in 2014 to include palliative care into their health systems. Its resolution called for equitable services, available to everyone who needs them...

    By Yakubu Salifu 3 Mar 2020

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    Want instant branded content? Biz Content Features are the easy way to align a company or brand with market reports or industry event coverage...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Mar 2020

    New report presses for radical rethink on child health
    New report presses for radical rethink on child health

    According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

    20 Feb 2020

    AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025
    AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025

    Addressing malnutrition and stunting at the 33rd African Union Summit, it was noted that while African countries have made progress, more needs to be done to hit the United Nations malnutrition eradication targets by 2025...

    10 Feb 2020

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    Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

    One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

    By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

    Kenyan health workers from port health services screen inbound travellers for temperatures at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA/Daniel Irungu
    Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on coronavirus preparations

    Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases...

    29 Jan 2020

    China in lockdown. EPA
    Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

    The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

    By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

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    New estimates show 14.8 million children globally are HIV-exposed but uninfected

    In many countries with a high HIV prevalence, at least of children born to mothers living with HIV remain HIV-uninfected...

    By Amy Slogrove & Kathleen M Powis 13 Jan 2020

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    Africa's genetic material is still being misused

    Biodiversity - the variation in all living organisms - is one of Africa's richest assets. As a result, its genetic material is coveted by scientists, biotechnology companies and research institutes globally...

    By Keymanthri Moodley 9 Jan 2020

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    6 ways to speed up the UN's health SDGs in Africa

    In the last 20 years, there have been several extraordinary gains in addressing critical health challenges, from reducing maternal and child mortality by 45% and 58% respectively to decreasing new HIV infections by 40%...

    By Mathieu Lamiaux 7 Jan 2020

    #BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare
    #BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

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    Using nanomedicine to fight TB

    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. It's massive, it's tricky, and treatment can be exhausting (and toxic). But there may be new hope for TB treatment on the horizon: nanomedicine.

    By Nicklaus Kruger 6 Dec 2019

    A Nigerian child receives a dose of the polio vaccine. EPA
    Complacency could delay the final push to eradicate polio

    Great strides have been made in the global effort to eradicate polio. Reported cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 in 2018...

    By Villyen Motaze & Melinda Suchard 5 Dec 2019



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