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Complacency could delay the final push to eradicate polio

Great strides have been made in the global effort to eradicate polio. Reported cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 in 2018...

By Villyen Motaze & Melinda Suchard 23 hours ago

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 day ago

Communities can make - or break - strategies to curb HIV

Communities have long played a critical role in the fight against HIV. Their activism and advocacy have greatly influenced the response to HIV/AIDS over the past four decades...

3 days ago

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 29 Nov 2019

Black Friday, what's in the box?

What's in the box? Hint, prepare for some seriously dark matter, like 50% or more off promo hampers of Biz top-story exposure products that will put your competition in the shade...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Nov 2019

Antenatal care in Kenya needs improvement

Maternal and neonatal mortality has remained high in low-resource settings despite progress in recent years. The estimated maternal mortality ratio in Kenya is 342 per 100,000 live births, a startling 18 times the rate in the United States...

By Patience Afulani 26 Nov 2019

The anti-inflammatory properties of Madagascar's Tsontso plant

In rural areas of Madagascar, medicinal plants are widely used to treat illness. In remote areas, and with limited funds to pay for other health products and services, traditional medicine is essential...

By Tianarilalaina Tantely, Andriamampianina 21 Nov 2019

Clinical trials underway for adult TB vaccine

An ongoing clinical trial is underway to further evaluate a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC in an adult endemic population...

21 Nov 2019

6 pharmacy retail trends to watch in 2020

Global pharmaceutical sales are predicted to reach $1567.80 billion by 2023...

By Eben Esterhuizen 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

SA's first Ebola case a training exercise

South Africa's first Ebola case has turned out to be a field simulation by the International Health Regulations (IHR) in Lesotho to test that country's preparedness.

15 Nov 2019

How WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduates

Around 12,000 students are enrolled in Nigeria's nursing schools each year. As it is in many health professions, these students often find it challenging after graduation when they search for and start their first job...

By Ademola Johnson Ajuwon & Christoph Pimmer 14 Nov 2019

Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women and girls

In Africa today women still die needlessly during childbirth. They also fall pregnant when they aren't ready, and don't want to get pregnant. And there are still many obstacles on their path to living full and fulfilled lives...

By Alex Ezeh 12 Nov 2019

We are gaining against TB but knowledge gaps remain

Important gains have been made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB). Each year, fewer people are being diagnosed with the disease...

By Emily Wong, Al Leslie & Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala 11 Nov 2019

Kenya launched HPV immunisation programme

Kenya has launched a national immunisation programme (NIP) for the human-papillomavirus (HPV - the main cause of cervical cancer.

24 Oct 2019

Climate change could increase the threat of malaria in Central Africa

Central Africa is fighting to maintain momentum in its battle with malaria in the face of various health challenges, climate change and other threats...

23 Oct 2019

Investing in health systems is the only way to stop the next Ebola outbreak

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently surpassed 3,000 infections...

By Emma Glennon & Freya Jephcott 22 Oct 2019

AI delivers mental health services to children and youth

Worldwide about 10-20% of children and youth experience mental disorders. However, it is often difficult to determine the causes behind these conditions, disorders and diseases...

21 Oct 2019

Valuable lessons from Nigeria's marathon effort to eradicate polio

The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was Target 2000 - A World Without Polio. I delivered a lecture titled Polio Eradication Race: Will Nigeria Finish Last? to mark the occasion. Finishing last seemed likely because in the 1990s Nigeria's routine immunisation rates were in the 30%-40% range for all vaccine preventable diseases...

By Oyewale Tomori 21 Oct 2019

Women using heroin in Kenya: why it's important to intervene early in life

Heroin is the main drug taken by injection in Kenya. Mostly found and used in Kenya's big cities - Mombasa and Nairobi - it's hard to know just how widespread heroin use is. But estimates range between 18,000 and 33,000 people...

By Catherine Mwangi & John Gachohi 18 Oct 2019

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