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Tanzania streaks ahead on vaccine programme

TANZANIA has set a world record in national immunisation coverage, thanks to the government-backed national immunisation and vaccine programme currently under implementation

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East African pharmaceutical market set to boom

As East African governments and healthcare providers battle with the burden of diseases, the role of the pharmaceutical market becomes more important

4 Dec 2017

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good

Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance

By Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution.

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2017

Commitment to a malaria-free Africa can't wane

Malaria prevalence has increased across the African continent, with 194-million cases reported in 2016, up from 191-million in 2015. Malaria mortality rates decreased by 2,000 during the same period

29 Nov 2017

Fastjet, (Red) and Oliver Mtukudzi team up in the fight for an Aids-free generation

A new partnership between Fastjet and Aids organisation (Red) will be launched with the release of a new track, Holiday by legendary singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi. 100% of the proceeds from track sales will be donated to the Global Fund

28 Nov 2017

Africa faces a sharp rise in diabetes prevalence

Diabetes prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa could increase by 156% over the next 30 years - the largest projected increase globally

23 Nov 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique

20 Nov 2017

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum

20 Nov 2017

Bayer opens local office in Mozambique, cements presence in Africa

Bayer has announced the opening of a new local office in Maputo, Mozambique, cementing its presence and demonstrating commitment to its growing business interests in Africa

3 Nov 2017

Meet the doctors: Take a look at this country's first crop of homegrown physicians

Finally capping its own medics, Namibia must now retain them and coax them into rural areas

By Ryan Lenora Brown 1 Nov 2017

Seven African countries show how the battle against malnutrition can be won

A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo

By Sheryl L Hendriks, Katrin Glatzel, Ousmane Badiane 27 Oct 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October

24 Oct 2017

#WorldPolioDay: The fight's not over yet

Fewer than 40 polio cases were reported worldwide in 2016, thanks to the 10-billion doses of oral vaccine that have been administered since 2000.

24 Oct 2017

The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance.

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TB

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

What if analytics and machine learning could save lives?

The recentĀ Ebola outbreakĀ in West Africa, was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Liberia, before making its way to the UK, US, and Spain. It claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people

By Aneshan Ramaloo 29 Sep 2017

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

"Good health, good productivity and good economies depend on safe and nutritious food. Prudent use of antimicrobials in public health and agriculture is essential to achieve this."

26 Sep 2017

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International

Controversial pelvic mesh implants banned in Australia

SYDNEY - Australia has banned the use of pelvic mesh implants citing potential risks to patients, months after a major class action was launched against global healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over alleged side effects.

1 Dec 2017

Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders, CEO Richard Friedland said on Monday after the private hospital network reported that it had written down the value of its operation in the UK by R5.6bn amid tough trading conditions.

22 Nov 2017

New graduate registered nurses find it hard to get their first job

Becoming a registered nurse is difficult but this is just the first step of the struggle that is going to come. Although there is a clear demand for RNs, according to the American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, this does not mean that the demand is present everywhere. Getting the very first job is difficult. This is why the following tips will be really helpful.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

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