Health

South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Friday 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.


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.


Source: The Good News
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Top Stories

ANC snuffs out DA's bid to rekindle Nkandla debate

Yesterday at 18:40, SAST

The ruling party has quashed a motion to discuss the president's private home, prompting the DA to invoke the prospect of judicial adjudication.


Marikana: Lonmin accused of hiding shooting records

Yesterday at 17:22, SAST

Lonmin is accused of deliberately changing records to conceal that their security personnel had fired shots at strikers.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

Today at 00:43, SAST

A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, at the end of a destructive day.


US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

Today at 00:29, SAST

President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Africa: Why Obama Launched Mandela Fellows to Lift Africa

Yesterday at 16:50, SAST

[allAfrica]Washington, DC -When President Obama told young African leaders on Monday that their fellowship program was being renamed to honor Nelson Mandela, it was an emotional moment for Richard Stengel, one of a number of high-level ...


Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Survives Assassination Attempt

Yesterday at 16:57, SAST

[Sabahi]Mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir region General Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab survived a landmine explosion in Mogadishu's Huriwa district on Sunday (July 27th), Somalia's RBC Radio reported.


Source: All Africa
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