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    #BizTrends2021: African demands for post-Covid healthcare align impact with investor opportunity in 2021

    The Covid-19 emergency has focused minds on the urgent need for improved healthcare across Africa, aligning unprecedented opportunity for positive social impact with competitive returns...

    By Jason Mitchell 11 Jan 2021

    Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19

    World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

    31 Dec 2020

    New research examines impact of climate change on health effects related to pesticide exposure

    According to research by Dr Cliff Zinyemba, climate change may lead to an increase in health effects associated with exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides...

    28 Dec 2020

    Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa

    Professor Ralph Hamann from UCT's Graduate School of Business is among a group of researchers analysing the initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa...

    24 Dec 2020

    Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

    Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

    By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

    14 Dec 2020

    Social norms and poor services drive petty corruption in East Africa's health sector

    In East Africa, there are concerns over widespread petty corruption in some of the countries' health and medical services...

    By Saba Kassa, Claudia Baez Camargo & Jacopo Costa 7 Dec 2020

    East African countries should prioritise their essential medicines for drug registration

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced an essential medicine list in 1977. The aim was to help countries prioritise which medicines to make available for public use...

    By Allyson M Pollock, Moses Ocan & Petra Sevcikova 19 Nov 2020

    Africa's fragile health system hit hard by Covid-19

    A sharp decline in five key essential services in 14 African countries between January and September 2020 is indicative of how the Covid-19 pandemic could deepen the continent's health services crisis...

    9 Nov 2020

    850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

    Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

    By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 30 Oct 2020

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

    5 quick wins to re-invent Africa's health systems

    Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on the continent in February 2020, the response, led by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been commendable. Governments moved quickly to institute public health measures to curb its spread...

    By Rachel Ndirangu & Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando 23 Oct 2020

    Why Kenya's pro-poor health financing reforms miss their mark

    Kenya has made several reforms in recent years intended to expand health service coverage to a wider population, and with a specific focus on the poor, and to reduce financial hardship due to healthcare costs...

    By Edwine Barasa & Evelyn Kabia 23 Oct 2020

    How smartphones could help improve child health in Malawi

    Many low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi, continue to experience high child mortality rates. Most of these deaths are caused by preventable and treatable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia...

    By Griphin Baxter Chirambo et al 6 Oct 2020

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