Health

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 12:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has rolled out a number of anti-retroviral (ARV) clubs at treatment facilities across the city.


White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 10:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.


South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 09:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


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.


Source: The Good News
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Top Stories

Plane carrying SA survivors from Nigeria delayed

Today at 06:59, SAST

A plane carrying survivors from the church collapse in Nigeria was expected to arrive in South Africa at 7am, but officials say it has been delayed.


Smiles and prayers as Nigerians U-turn on co-operation

Yesterday at 16:23, SAST

TB Joshua’s church has turned from attacking potential rescuers to helping them. So has Nigeria's government but it’s a case of too little too late.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Today at 06:03, SAST

Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 70,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.


Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown ends

Today at 02:01, SAST

Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Nigeria: Secret Talks With Boko Haram Over Chibok Girls?

Yesterday at 08:19, SAST

[Premium Times]Despite the Nigerian government's public rejection of any prisoner swap with extremist Boko Haram sect, its officials, alongside the Red Cross, are currently in talks to trade Boko Haram militants for more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls ...


Sierra Leone: Government Reaches 75% of Households in 3-Day 'Ose to Ose'

Today at 00:20, SAST

[Sierra Leone Government]The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) wishes to inform the general public that after careful evaluation of the three days "Ose to Ose" Ebola talk, it has reached a conclusion that more than 75% of its intended target of ...


Source: All Africa
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