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Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, land in Washington DC for a two-week visit...

By Madhukar Pai 14 hours ago

Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9-million people every year. Poor communities in rural areas of countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East are most affected....

By Musa Mutali 14 hours ago

Antimalarials less effective in malnourished children

The most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children, a University of Cape Town study shows...

3 days ago

Malawi races towards global HIV targets

Malawi registers 34,000 new HIV infections annually, with young people making up 50% of the infections...

By WATIPASO MZUNGU 14 Aug 2019

Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC's Ebola response. How he can make a difference

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared...

By Mosoka Fallah 12 Aug 2019

NHI one step closer to universal coverage

The much anticipated National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has officially been released by Parliament - paving the way for public participation and engagement on it...

8 Aug 2019

The Uganda vaccine trial: how African researchers are tackling Ebola

In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared...

By Yap Boum 8 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Subtle abuse affects women during childbirth

Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies...

By Patience Afulani 7 Aug 2019

ARV breakthrough: trial in South Africa confirms effectiveness of new drug

A new antiretroviral drug regimen has been given the go-ahead by the World Health Organisation. This follows the preliminary results from studies that include an ongoing trial in South Africa...

By Michelle Moorhouse & Willem Daniel Francois Venter 6 Aug 2019

Migration and health: what southern Africa needs to do to plug the gaps

A global commission on health and migration has released its report on how healthcare systems fail migrants...

2 Aug 2019

The WHO wants to rid the world of hepatitis by 2030: why it's a tough ask

Four years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. Known as a "silent killer" disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver...

By Pauline Bakibinga 31 Jul 2019

Africa needs specialist capacity to tackle the spread of infectious diseases

Over the past 10 years, a community of practice has begun to develop in Africa around research that uses models to understand and evaluate population-level health problems and their potential solutions...

By Juliet Pulliam & Jonathan Dushoff 29 Jul 2019

Ramaphosa signs Presidential Health Compact

The stated goal of one country, one health system "means quality of care must be the same regardless of whether you have money or not, and regardless of where you live"...

26 Jul 2019

Pinterest launches 'emotional well-being activities' for stressed internet users

Pinterest revealed new "emotional well-being activities" for users to perform when they search for negative content...

By Shereesa Moodley 25 Jul 2019

#bhf2019conference: How blockchain can eliminate fraud, waste & abuse

The real value of blockchain extends far beyond cryptocurrency. Its applications are being explored as a means to reduce or even eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?

The general public views the burgeoning growth of illegal cigarette sales in the country as of far greater importance to address, than Government's proposed plain packaging for tobacco products...

23 Jul 2019

Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn't a silver bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

By Yap Boum 23 Jul 2019

HIV in Kenya: high risk groups aren't getting the attention they need

Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection...

By Makobu Kimani 19 Jul 2019

20-million children miss out on lifesaving measles, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in 2018

Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) and one dose of the measles vaccine has stalled at around 86%...

16 Jul 2019

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