Health

Roundabout Water Solutions

May 19 at 20:53, SAST

Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) is a South African registered non-profit (section 21) company that raises funds for the installation and maintenance of the PlayPump® water pumping system (PlayPumps). Boreholes are identified, tested to ensure sustainability and water quality that is fit for human consumption and if they pass a PlayPump, subject to donor funding, can be installed.


CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 13:33, 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 09:34, 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 14:10, 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 09:36, 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 08:44, 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 09:06, 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 11:09, 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 10:29, 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 10:36, 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.


Source: The Good News
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Top Stories

Miner implicated by Mr X in cops' deaths found murdered

Today at 10:02, SAST

A miner implicated by Mr X's testimony as one of those responsible for the death of police officers and security guards, has been killed.


Frameworks on land rights need to evolve and be updated

Today at 09:42, SAST

A Wiser panel has highlighted how old traditional barriers still exist for issues surrounding land reform and ownership in South Africa.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

MH17 victims begin long journey home

Today at 11:27, SAST

The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.


UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'

Today at 12:00, SAST

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Nigeria: As Govt Loses Ground in North-East, a 15-Point Plan for Nigeria

Today at 10:15, SAST

[AfricaPlus]July 23 marks 100 days since the Chibok girls were abducted. The Boko Haram insurgency has brought to world attention the shortcomings of Nigeria's army, police, and other security services. President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking ...


Nigeria: Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls

Yesterday at 17:18, SAST

[Premium Times]President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout.


Source: All Africa
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