Health

CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 15:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been released by the CAPRISA consortium of AIDS researchers jointly with scientists from the United States.


Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 11:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to adopt a simple daily hand washing routine.


Maternal health improves in Gauteng

Feb 10 at 16:10, SAST

Improved services for mothers and children has seen the mortality rate for children under the age of five drop 7.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2006 to 3.4% in mid- 2013, Hope Papo, Gauteng's MEC for Health, said in a statement issued to mark the start of Reproductive Health Month.


Putting the brakes on HIV

Feb 6 at 11:36, SAST

Adcock Ingram, Scania, SWHAP and Shell One Stop Join Forces to Promote Road Safety and HIV Awareness Amongst Truck Drivers..


Mandela family thank the medical fraternity

Feb 4 at 10:44, SAST

In a special tribute to the medical fraternity, Mrs Machel, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, HRH Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, Zindzi Mandela, Ndileka Mandela and Josina Machel, shared their deepest respect and gratitude on behalf of the Mandela family with the many medical specialists and professionals who had, over the years, ensured his strength and health so that he could serve his nation and the world from the time of his release from prison.


Grant for development of eye health mobile app

Jan 29 at 11:06, SAST

An ophthalmology registrar at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr William Mapham, recently won a R1 million research development grant from SAB to develop the ‘Vula’ eye health mobile phone application.


Upgraded Paediatric Ward for Victoria Hospital, Wynberg

Jan 23 at 13:09, SAST

Today is the official opening of the upgraded Paediatric Ward and revamped Paediatric Outpatients Department at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town, which was made possible by the Children’s Hospital Trust, in partnership with the Ackerman Family Foundation.


New HIV infections, AIDS deaths fall

Jan 20 at 12:29, SAST

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Friday.


Global innovators gather in Cape Town to re-imagine African healthcare

Jan 13 at 12:36, SAST

A new collaboration between the UCT Graduate School of Business and the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences is set to harness a needs-based approach to healthcare innovation in Africa.


South African to head global nursing society

Dec 4, 2013 at 13:46, SAST

South African Hester Klopper was appointed president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), at its 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis in the United States last month.


Source: The Good News
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Tutu calls on South Africans to vote with their heads

Yesterday at 20:51, SAST

Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks frankly about elections, not voting for the ANC and the pain of not being asked to speak at Nelson Mandela's funeral.


Chaos as ANC leaders storm out of Scopa inquiry

Yesterday at 17:09, SAST

The ANC's Marius Fransman and Pierre Uys walked out of a Scopa meeting, where they were due to answer for alleged wasted public funds.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

US troops in Poland for exercises

Today at 00:28, SAST

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.


Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

Yesterday at 20:59, SAST

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Africa: Africans Want Democracy But Are They Getting It?

Yesterday at 15:24, SAST

[allAfrica]Cape Town -Popular support for democracy and against one-party rule in Africa has risen substantially in the past decade, but most Africans don't think they are actually experiencing democracy.


Nigeria: From Sticks and Machetes to Rocket-Propelled Grenades

Yesterday at 14:48, SAST

[IPS]Lagos -Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country's ...


Source: All Africa
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