TANZANIA has set a world record in national immunisation coverage, thanks to the government-backed national immunisation and vaccine programme currently under implementation
As East African governments and healthcare providers battle with the burden of diseases, the role of the pharmaceutical market becomes more important
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
Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017
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.
Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2017
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
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
Diabetes prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa could increase by 156% over the next 30 years - the largest projected increase globally
Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique
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
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
Finally capping its own medics, Namibia must now retain them and coax them into rural areas
Ryan Lenora Brown 1 Nov 2017
A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo
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
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.
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.
Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017
"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."
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
Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017
The recent Ebola outbreak 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
Aneshan Ramaloo 29 Sep 2017
"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."
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.
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.
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