Cipla wins portion of state ARV tender
Cipla wins portion of state ARV tender

Cipla, South Africa's third largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, announced that it has been awarded a share of the South African Government's National ARV tender for TEE and TLD. The contract is effective from 1 July 2019 and is valid for three years.

Issued by Cipla 1 day ago

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Cancer drug pricing gets in the way of treatment in developing countries

Most cancers can now be detected early. This hasn't always been the case. The first big breakthrough came 80 years ago when the pap smear was introduced. Ten years later the mammogram was created and then nearly half a century ago the fecal occult blood test was developed.

By Vikash Sewram 1 day ago

Grant aims at improving public health supply chains in Africa
Grant aims at improving public health supply chains in Africa

United States-based Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the aim at improving public health supply chains in Africa.

1 day ago

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#BudgetSpeech2019: Will it lead to more doctors being sued for negligence?

Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later.

By Daniel McLaren 2 days ago

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Cancer growth in the body could originate from a single cell - target it to revolutionise treatment

Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease. The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often seem as bad as the ailment, and there is also the threat of recurrence and tumour spread.

By Michael P Lisanti 2 days ago

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Malawi's health system puts women first. This isn't always a good thing

Policymakers, donors and international agencies have, for decades, emphasised the need to prioritise women's health services - for their own health as well as their children's.

By Kathryn Dovel, Morna Cornell, Sara Yeatman & Steph 3 days ago

Will innovative trends help to further boost SA's vitamins industry?
Will innovative trends help to further boost SA's vitamins industry?

As the lifestyle of individuals become increasingly busy, many are seeking more efficient ways to remain fit and healthy, while also boosting their energy levels. As an alternative to traditional vitamin pills and tablets, some people are turning to vitamin IV drips and inhalable vitamins. These innovative trends could potentially shape the future of the vitamins market.

Issued by Insight Survey 18 Feb 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development, world leaders said at the opening session of the First International Food Safety Conference, in Addis Ababa, organised by the African Union (AU), the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

18 Feb 2019

Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?
Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?

The initial consideration behind the sugary beverages levy (SBL) was as a deterrent to reduce lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, but it's potentially evolving into a money spinner for the South African Revenue Services (Sars).

18 Feb 2019