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WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history

By David Sanders 1 day ago

SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

Mental health and the labour law

How should employers deal with employees struggling with mental health from an employment law perspective? Learn how to deal with these issues in a way that's effective, supportive and legally correct

Issued by Knowledge Resources 1 day ago

#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent

By Matthew Donen 23 May 2017

Sama responds to allegations of fraud at UKZN medical school

Sama has called on the department of education to act swiftly in allegations of fraud and corruption at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at UKZN

3 days ago

Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts

The Gauteng Health Department has once more warned community members of bogus job adverts that uses the department's name and fraudulently invite people to apply for vacancies at different health facilities

23 May 2017

SU's second successful penis transplant

Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2017

Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI)

22 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa

20 May 2017

Getting global fees right

There is some controversy about alternative reimbursement models in the commercial healthcare industry

19 May 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease

19 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May

19 May 2017

Recall issued for faulty EpiPen injector

Mylan SA and Meridian Medical Technologies have issued an urgent recall of their EpiPen injector saying there was a defect with the device

18 May 2017

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack

Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyberattack were lifted

18 May 2017

SA's first adult ADHD guidelines

Guidelines for adult ADHD have been published for the first time in the South African Journal of Psychiatry

17 May 2017

Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities

Cape Town has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global effort to build healthier cities by pursuing a specific policy to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries by 2018

17 May 2017

Finding an African solution for maternal deaths

Many maternal deaths in low-resource areas of Africa are caused by severe bleeding during childbirth

17 May 2017

How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

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International

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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